Faculty of Art

Drawing and Painting



Drawing and Painting

“A Still Life, is a body of working that questions how people can be represented through the objects they surround themselves and the place in which they situate. Drawings and oil paint on canvas, reflect moments and memories of my life at home and of my past travels. Driven by my interest to form narratives, I create work in series depicting commonplace objects suggestive of people’s habits. Other paintings, place importance on locations and their modest urban architecture which feed my fixation in the ordinary. The COVID-19 Pandemic has changed the way I analyze my own space, the objects I collect and my routines. I play with the line of abstraction and representation using expressive brushwork, thick applications of paint and allowing my acrylic underpainting to converse with my oil paint. My research includes the psychology behind travel, the archiving and collecting of objects, symbolism in art and the still-life of Henri Matisse and Giorgio Morandi.

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Nicola Palmieri Infantino is an artist from York Region, Ontario. She is a graduate of OCADU with a BFA in Drawing and Painting and a minor in Business and Social Innovation. Her work consists of mainly pen and pencil drawings as well as oil paintings. She experiments with bright colors and paint application to depict everyday scenes, mundane objects and memories through architecture and still-life. In Fall of 2021 Nicola will be attending York University's Consecutive Education program in the Intermediate/ Senior division to teach future high school students visual art, while also maintaining an artistic practice.
York University
Consecutive Bachelor of Education Program (Intermediate/ Senior)
Major In progress
OCAD U - Faculty of Art
Drawing and Painting
Major Completed, 2021


2021, "Under Construction"- DRPT Thesis Works in Progress Virtual Exhibition
2021, "Fresh Eyes" OCADU Advanced Painting Workshop end of term virtual group show
2021, A Still Life-Thesis Virtual Solo Show (Kunstmatrix)
2020, Street Art Project Naples (anonymous artist)
Naples, Italy
2019, Scusa, OCADU Florence Off-Campus show
Florence, Italy
2019, Exuberant (Collaboration with OCADU and WAAC)
Woman's Art Association of Canada, Toronto, Ontario
2018, RAW Artists Group Art Show
The Mod Club, Toronto, Ontario
2017, New York Broadway Art Campaign-Dear Evan Hansen music video
New York, New York
2017, Outstanding Leadership in Arts
York Secondary Catholic Presidents’ Council