500 Seneca, Buffalo, NY
March 4 - May 31, 2021
Opening: Thursday, March 4, 6-8pm
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday by appointment only
Major support provided by Savarino Companies.
In March, we’ll be presenting first year MFA Nicole Chochrek’s remarkable new exhibition, open to all at 500 Seneca, where Nicole is the Arts Collaboratory Artist in Residence. The stunning works included in Little, Cute & Lasts Forever feature thousands of tiny, colorful, seemingly innocuous pieces of plastic, and remind us of the ubiquitous material’s unsettling longevity.
Nicole Chochrek is an interdisciplinary artist utilizing visual and performative frameworks to explore contemporary issues and environmental disparities. Her work is based on the accessibility and digestibility of information, deep listening, shared responsibilities, and the construction of new ways of being together. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues from the Kolva-Sullivan Gallery in Spokane, Washington, Al Shaheed Park in Kuwait, Confraria Vermelha Livraria de Mulheres in Porto, Portugal, across North Texas, in vacant store-front windows, basements, and outdoor spaces. She has presented her research through the National Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit in Phoenix, Arizona. Nicole Chochrek earned her BFA in Geography from the University of North Texas. She is currently a MFA candidate in Emergent Practices at the University at Buffalo.