Evening Showcase Artist

Nicole Pisaniello

Nicole Pisaniello is an artist and designer with a penchant for the fantastical. Her work has been shown in fantasy art books, galleries, and in two solo shows at The Poe Museum in Richmond. She enjoys melding the beautiful with the grotesque, and it is her belief that much of her artistic insanity comes from being exposed to the works of Brian Froud, David Bowie, and Tim Curry at too young an age.

In 2013 Nicole co-founded RVA Krampusnacht with Parker Galore, inspiring dozens of large horned beasts to tromp down Cary Street in honor of the Alpine tradition. The "Yuletide Monsters" art show at Gallery5 was to follow, bringing together local artists inspired by the mythology of the Krampus.

In her 'spare' time, Nicole is a circus performer and costume designer with Host of Sparrows Aerial Circus company. She and her partner Travis share a home in Richmond with their four brilliant cats, Pyramus, Thisbe, Ludo, and Half-Stache.

Education: BFA in Communication Arts and Design from Virginia Commonwealth University

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