Nicole Mueller paintings

Nicole Mueller: Artist Residency in Newfoundland

From Shipyard artist Nicole Mueller:

I am grateful to be writing this to you from an artist residency at the Pouch Cove Foundation in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, where I’ve been the last few weeks and will continue working through the end of April.

At the end of March, I flew out from San Francisco to Toronto, where I spent a few wonderful days exploring the local art scene, and then continued on to my month-long artist residency here in Newfoundland:

Nicole Mueller Newfoundland photo

The landscape here is truly remarkable, as it sits right on the edge of the North Atlantic Ocean as the most easterly point in North America.

I’ll be producing a series of new paintings, which will culminate in an exhibition at James Baird Gallery, alongside two fellow painters that are working here this month—more details to come.

New work in the studio…

I have many newly completed paintings at my studio in San Francisco, exploring color and gesture as a form of visual language, and a means of depicting internal landscapes or abstract environments in flux. View all currently available work here on Artwork Archive. Please reach out with any inquiries to:

“Lilt,” Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 in., 2022
“Through the Clear,” Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 in., 2022

In more recent news…

You have one more month to view my exhibition of eight paintings on view in the lobby of 101 Second Street downtown in San Francisco, curated by SLATE Art. View more of the works available here on SLATE’s website or make an appointment to view them in person before May 11th, 2022 by emailing:

I currently have a small painting up for bidding through Southern Exposure’s Annual Benefit Auction this weekend! View and bid on my work, along with dozens of other fantastic Bay Area artists, while supporting a worthy organization!

Last month I hosted a live panel discussion at the new Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco, alongside my podcast Beyond the Studio, on the changing role of museums as artist-centered institutions. You can now listen to the full conversation, recorded live at the ICA SF, here.

Get in touch with me about commissioning a site-specific installation or painting commission! Just shoot me an email about working together at:
Thanks for keeping up with my practice,


P.S. Last week marked the 1 year anniversary of having left my day job to pursue my painting practice full-time. Words can’t describe the amount of gratitude I have for every opportunity that’s come my way. Thank you for all of your support of my work and being a part of this creative journey!