Artist Statement -

My images are an exploration of human nature. I juxtapose photographs of people taken in a studio with images captured in my environment through a color darkroom process or through layers of mixed media and encaustic. This layering of images creates a new composition that enhances the idea that we are not only shaped by our environment, but also uniquely meshed within it.

Like my image style, my process is experiential. While creating the images, I employ various creative methods to make each image unique, i.e. painting, scratching, puncturing and/or layering.

Artist Exhibitions

UPCOMING: New work: Solo show, South Seattle Community College, (Nov. - Dec. 2011)
Photo+Craft, LightBox Photographic Gallery (Juror: Blue Mitchell/Diffusion Magazine), Astoria, OR (Through Oct. 2, 2011)
Solo Show, NW Encaustic, Seattle, WA (Aug. - Sept. 2011)
Seattle Art Museum/TASTE Restaurant, 1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA (Dec. 2010 - March 2011)
South Seattle Community College Juried Art Show, (Nov. - Dec. 2010)
Picture Us: PCNW Faculty Exhibition, Photographic Center NW, Seattle, WA (Oct. - Nov. 2010)
Pecha Kucha: Bumbershoot Invitational, Seattle, WA (Sept. 2010)
Mystic Sons of Morris Graves Centenary Exhibition, Rock>DeMent, Seattle, WA (Aug. 2010)
Summer Introductions, SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA (July/Aug. 2010)
Terra Dreams, Rock>DeMent visual art space, Seattle, WA (July 2010)
MadArt Redux, Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA (Feb. 2010)
Restoration Collaboration, MadArt Window Project, Seattle, WA (2009)
Home Sapien Unadorned, Peligro Gallery, Twisp, WA (2009)
The Shadow of War, Seattle Center House Theater, Seattle, WA (2008)
The Shadow, The Essence of Being, and Nesting, Rock>DeMent visual art space, Seattle WA (2008, 2007, 2006)
The Shadow, Canvas Art Gallery, Seattle, WA (2008)
PONCHO Invitational Art Auction, Seattle WA (2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003)
Your Best Shot, Benham Gallery, Seattle WA (2007)
Best of Members' Exhibit, Photo Center Northwest, Juror: Marita Holdaway, Seattle WA (2006)
Seattle Men's Chorus Benefit Auction, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle WA (2008, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003)
Awakening, University Gallery, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma WA (2005)
Breast Cancer Foundation Benefit Auction, Jeffrey Moose Gallery, Seattle WA (2005)
Invitational group show, Verité Coffee, Seattle (2005)
Photo San Francisco, Benham Gallery, San Francisco CA (2005)
the essence of being, MUSA Design, Seattle WA (2005)
Juried Members’ Exhibit, CoCA, Seattle WA (2004, 2003, 2002)
Ladyfest invited artist, Capitol Hill Arts Center, Seattle WA (2004)
7th Celebration of the Goddess, Jeffrey Moose Gallery, Seattle WA (2004)
to anima, to animus, BT Design Online, Italy (2003)
Re:start Re:juvenate invited artist, Northwest Work Lofts, Seattle WA (2003)
to anima, to animus, MODE, Seattle WA (2003)
The Other Side of Europe, Oly World News, Olympia WA (2002)
a group show, Socket Art Space, Olympia WA (2002)
Lines of Power, Glazer's Gallery, Seattle WA (2002)
Nursing Home, USA, and Beauty's Beasts, The Evergreen State College Gallery, Olympia WA (1999)

Artist Publications

Long, Jeffrey. "Morris Graves centennial: the show, the séance,", 26 Aug., 2011.

"PCNW Photographers: Volume II" Photographic Center NW Publication, ed. Ann Pallesen, 12 Dec., 2008.

"Portfolio, Nichole DeMent: Creative Subconscious" PhotoMedia Magazine, 27 March, 2005.

Hackett, Regina. "Hugh Lentz's Photos Would Deliver More as Billboards" Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 27 Dec. 2004....

Artist Collections

Numerous private, corporate, museum, gallery and government collections detailed information coming soon.

Artist Favorites