Nicole Rademacher

Community engagement, sidewalk, chalk, performance, and mindfulness

Hauser between Coliseum to the South and Obama to the North.

Separate/Together invites community members to make art sharing their lived experiences of being in quarantine, on the sidewalk outside of the artist’s home via an art therapy directive. The idea of art as medicine dates back to antiquity, and the act of creating art has been linked to improvement in emotional well-being. Separate/Together hopes to help us cope with the stressors of COVID-19 and to give the community a way to connect in this bizarre time of social distancing.

In order to keep with quarantine guidelines, please sign-up to participate here. Each time slot is set up to provide ample time and space on the sidewalk for one person or family to make art together––plan for about 30-45 minutes.

No arts skills required! All materials will be provided in specially created and sanitized art-packs. Don’t forget your masks!

Artist Statement
Nicole Rademacher is an artist and Marriage and Family Therapist & Clinical Art Therapist in training. In her art practice, she explores and questions concepts around belonging, intimacy, and emotional exploration through video, collage, photo, text, ethnography, psychology, and intimate events and workshops in the community. As an adult adoptee in reunion, Rademacher is deeply involved in the adoption community facilitating healing workshops, being a digital advocate for adoptee and birth mother narratives, and serving on the board of Celia Center, Inc.

Nicole Rademacher has an MFA in Electronic Integrated Arts from Alfred University and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently an MA candidate in the Marital & Family Therapy with specialization in Clinical Art Therapy Program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. Selected honors include an artist residency at La Cité Nationale des Arts in 2010, receiving an Artistic Community Engagement Grant from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation in 2016 and a Veridian Community Engagement Fellowship Award in 2017, and being awarded the Maxine B Junge Scholarship to begin her studies in art therapy in 2018. Rademacher has exhibited and screened work worldwide including Transmediale, Harvestworks, LOOP Video Art Festival, 18th Street Arts Center, and at LAX Airport.