Artist in Residence

Nicole Wolf, children's art and illustration

Nicole Wolf is a visual storyteller, focused on themes of spirituality, wholeness, and human interaction. Her impatient streak fostered a specialization in quick-drying materials, like watercolour, ink and acrylic paint. She creates comics, editorial illustrations and public art in downtown Calgary, working out of a generally messy home studio.

Nicole will be leading Artist in Residence programming over the course of her residency.

Draw My Story
October 20 – November 20, 2018
Nicole Wolf, the Library’s Artist in Residence, will turn your stories into art. Share your stories through the mailbox outside her studio at the Central Library (after November 1) or at these four locations beginning October 20: Country Hills, Signal Hill, Saddletowne, and Fish Creek. Visit the Central Library in December to see an exhibit inspired by the submissions.

Find out what books inspire Nicole, from her recommended books list.

About the Artist in Residence program

The new Central Library's Artist in Residence programs are three-month paid community engagement residencies at the Central Library that support individual artists, arts organizations and collectives working in three specific genres: Indigenous art and place making, children's art and illustration, and the Newcomer experience.

The resident is invited to work in a designated space at NCL and engage with the public through programs such as open studio time, interactive workshops, and lectures. They are invited to show their work or perform at NCL and at community libraries and are selected in partnership with arts and culture organizations. The Artist in Residence is one of three at the Library: Author, Artist, and Historian.