Nicole Chui

:: AGE

21

:: LOCATION

London, UK

:: MEDIUM

Embroidery x photo paper/magazine imagery and beyond

:: IDENTIFIES AS

A third culture kid born and raised in Hong Kong

 

As a womxn, why do you think it is important to create?

Because it’s important to have a point of view and boring to have no opinion.

What has been your proudest moment as an artist/creative?

To be able to meet other creatives through my platform and being able to sell my work. I love when people show me how they interact with the pieces.

How do you define love?

Something that keeps you going yet kills you at the same time.

Describe the space that you like to create in?

My box room is pretty much a representation of the base of maslow’s hierachy of needs. I have my bed, sink, desk and storage.

What do you like to listen to while you create?

Hip hop, noughties, r&b, grime. Specifically love Ciara, lil Kim, novelist.

What is your earliest memory of making art?

Probably in kindergarten finger painting.

Do you have any words of advice for young womxn/artist/creators out there?

Just do you and support other females too! You don’t have to ice others out to feel empowered.

What social issues do you care about most?

Racism and feminism.

What could you not live without?

My brain.

How do you make time to create?

I just make it happen. I integrate it into my final major project for uni and try to use it as a way to educate myself more about london’s art and culture scene.

How does your mental health affect your work?

Embroidery is my therapeutic way of handling stress..my most satisfactory work comes from extreme anger. It gets really bad when all that energy bottles up with no release.

Who are your influences/inspirations?

My sisters are my muses. Artistically I’m influenced by aaliyah, anita mui, and generally really strong Asian women in media/female rappers.

What message do you want to spread with your art?

Art can be humorous and valuable for people of all backgrounds.