Nicole Neidhardt





Nicole Roessel Neidhardt is Diné (Navajo) of Kiiyaa'áanii clan on her mother’s side and a blend of European ancestry on her father’s side. Her Diné family is from Round Rock, Arizona and she grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Tewa territory. She received a Master of Fine Arts from OCAD University in Toronto, Ontario and a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Business minor from the University of Victoria, British Columbia. Her Diné identity is the heart of her artistic practice which encompasses Indigenous Futurisms, Diné Storytelling, and children’s book illustration. Neidhardt works in a variety of media and contexts, including illustration, mylar stencilling, installation, mural painting and design, hand-poke tattooing, and facilitating community-engaged art. She was a co-founder of the Innovative Young Indigenous Leaders Symposium, alongside Gina Mowatt, and a co-founder of Groundswell Climate Collective. Neidhardt is represented by Jacqui Lipton at The Tobias Literary Agency for all book illustration related work.'

Adapted from Nicole Neidhardt, 2024

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