Nichole Epps is a self taught visual artist born and raised in Akron, Ohio. Skilled in various mediums including, ink pen, acrylic, henna tattooing, and clay, Nichole prides herself on being a free hand artist and creating from a space of raw emotion.Nichole studied Mass Communications at The University of Akron before enlisting in the United States Army in 2000.Nichole believes that art is a powerful way to learn what we care about most through its ability to tackle uncomfortable social, economical, and cultural elements of communities. Where collaborative efforts between artist and communities result in public spaces that reflect the soul of its residents.Through a grant from Mural Arts Philadelphia and Arts Now , Nichole was selected as the artist in residence for phase 1 of Akrons Park East neighborhood. She has worked as project lead on several art based community collaborations and has completed several murals including one in City Hall and Bounce Innovation Hub.While living in Atlanta, GA Nichole had the privilege of having two of her originals works featured in Grammy award winning hip hop artist 2 Chainz music video. Her original work can be viewed on Facebook @INKtricate Art Originals and Vinyl Revival by INKtricate Art or follow @inktricateart on Instagram.

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