Nicola Holden – Bio

Nicola Holden  | Bio

Nicola Holden is an Auckland-based artist.  In 2010 Nicola graduated with an MFA (Hons) from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland.  Nicola gained a Bachelor of Design degree (Interior-Architecture, Hons) from Victoria University in 2002, and has since worked as a part-time lecturer at Victoria University, and Unitec, where she is presently employed.  She has also lived and worked in Spain and Italy for several years.  Nicola is represented by the Antoinette Godkin Gallery, Lorne Street, Auckland.  In 2010 and 2012 she was a finalist in the Wallace Art Awards.

Selected Exhibitions:


A Little Diversion, Group Show, 28th October – 15th November, Antoinette Godkin Gallery, Auckland.


Cloudless, Group Show, 7 August – 7 September, Antoinette Godkin Gallery, Auckland.

Under, over, Nicola Holden, May – 22 June, Antoinette Godkin Gallery, Auckland.

Abstractions on Paper, Group Show, April – May, Antoinette Godkin Gallery, Auckland.

Seen Recently, Group Show curated by John Daly-Peoples. 15 April – 1 May, North Art, Auckland.


Summer Show, Group Show, December – January, Antoinette Godkin Gallery, Auckland.

with  in, Nicola Holden and Caryline Boreham, July – August, Antoinette Godkin Gallery, Auckland.

21st Wallace Art Awards, Pah Homestead Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland.

TEN, Group Show, 23 April – 25 June, in the Long Gallery, TSB bank Wallace Art Centre, Auckland.


and and and, Nicola Holden and Yona Lee, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland.

19th Wallace Art Awards, Pah Homestead Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland.

19th Wallace Art Awards Travelling Show, The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt.

Elam Graduate Show, Elam, Auckland University, Auckland.



The James Wallace Arts Trust Collection



Master of Fine Arts (Hons), Elam, Auckland University, 2010.

Bachelor of Design (Interior-Architecture, Hons), Victoria University, Wellington, 2002.