Grace Nickel
Assistant Professor

Grace Nickel
133 Art Barn


BFA (Hons.) (Manitoba)



Grace Nickel is an award-winning artist who has been successful in several competitions, including the Mino International Ceramics Competition in Japan, the Taiwan Ceramic Biennale in Taiwan; the Cheongju International Craft Biennale in Korea, and the Fletcher Challenge Award in New Zealand. She is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and has been nominated for the Saidye Bronfman Award and the International Academy of Ceramics.

Nickel has completed numerous commissions and has participated in major international exhibitions, including the NCECA Invitational Exhibition in Philadelphia in 2010, in Perth, Australia in 2009, and the inaugural exhibition of the Canadian Ceramic Museum in Fuping, China in 2007. In Canada, solo exhibitions have included the Mary E. Black Gallery in Halifax, Gallery in the Park, Altona, Manitoba, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Her work can be found in many important collections including in the Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan, the National Museum of History in Taipei, Taiwan, the Yingge Ceramic Museum, Taiwan, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. In September 2010 her commissioned work, Donor’s Forest, was unveiled at its site at the entrance to the new Beechwood National Memorial Centre in Ottawa.


Grace Nickel. Donor’s Forest. Beechwood National Cemetery, Ottawa. 2010

Devastatus Rememorari, 2008
Installed at the
Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, NS
Photography by: Steve Farmer

Grace Nickle. Detail: Donor's Forest, 2010

Detail: Devastatus Rememorari, 2008
Photography by: Steve Farmer

Grace Nickle. Detail: Donor's Forest, 2010

Detail: Donor's Forest, 2010