Acadian visual artist Nicole Haché grew up on Lamèque Island and then moved to Caraquet, a coastal town in the province of New Brunswick, Canada. The beauty of the natural landscapes and infinite oceans nourish her taste for freedom and the open sea and develop a passionate attachment to the planet which are all integral to her first works.
Nicole discovers art as a form of self-expression at the age of 35, exhibiting for the first time at the Atlantic Visual Arts Festival (FAVA) in 2002. She is suddenly consumed by an urgent need to create, and mixes natural and found materials while using her training in medical laboratory techniques to magnify the chemical reactions in her paints. Between paintings and installations, her art has evolved from figural to abstract, growing into the clean lines of the work she produces today.
In 2009, the jury that selected her for the Autumn Salon in Paris gave new impetus to the international reputation she had already forged. She has been invited to artist residencies in France, Burkina Faso and at the Banff Centre. She has exhibited in Canada and France, as well as the United States, Belgium, Italy, Spain and Egypt.
Nicole Haché has participated in around sixty exhibitions, about twenty of them as a solo artist. The quality of her work has earned her nearly a dozen awards and recognitions.