Created and Sold by Nicole Gordon

Nicole Gordon
Public Mosaics by Nicole Gordon seen at 54th/Cermak Station, Cicero - 54th Cermak Station

54th Cermak Station

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Nicole Gordon's painting on ceramic tiles (2004) at the 54th/Cermak subway station was commissioned by Chicago's Arts in Transit program.

This painting depicts a tapestry in which Cicero’s rich cultural history and diversity unfolds. The area is historically noted as a working class community composed primarily of immigrants that have strived to establish themselves and realize the American dream. Some of the town’s most important streets and landmarks provide a structural element upon which the narrative unfolds.

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Nicole Gordon

Meet the Creator

I create surreal dreamscapes that fall outside the confines of standard reality.

“Nicole Gordon is a Chicago-based artist whose paintings draw on images from highly stylized scenic art, such as 19th century French wallpaper, and Medieval and Renaissance landscapes, to create anachronistic and often whimsical paintings with bright and vibrant colors. Her work is often mixed media, combining oil painting and encaustic techniques with more traditionally craft-associated materials such as glitter, and often incorporates installed sculptures that extend the paintings into the viewer's space.

She is currently represented by the Peter Miller gallery in Chicago, and has work at the Spertus Museum in Chicago. In addition, she has produced public artworks for the Chicago Transit Authority and New England Biolabs. In 2002, she was awarded Best in Show at the Rockford Art Museum Midwestern Biennial.”