Nicole Royse Answers the YabYum Seven

1. Who are you and what do you do?

I am an artist, the Associate Curator at the monOrchid in downtown Phoenix, a freelance arts writer, a wife, and a proud mother of three.

2. How did you get your start?

I have been an artist since I was very young, and began pursuing my work full time about six years ago, extensively exhibiting my work in both Arizona and California. I had always enjoyed art and researching which lead me to pursue Art History. I graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Art History from ASU in 2006. I joined the monOrchid in January 2013 and I am the Associate Curator. I am a freelance arts writer for Localrevibe Magazine, Arcadia News, and I have an arts column in East Valley Magazine.


3. What inspires you?

I am inspired by my beautiful family, friends, and Arizona

4. What do you like about AZ?

I love our growing arts community in phoenix and the direction our state is growing.

5. Where can we see you(r) work?

You can currently view a few pieces of my art at the awesome yoga studio Sutra Midtown Yoga or my website. You can stop by the monOrchid on First & Third Fridays and see the amazing local artwork I help curate. Make sure to say hello! Also check out my articles in Localrevibe, Arcadia News, my column in East Valley Magazine, and my blog.


6. What would you like to accomplish before you die?

Would like to travel extensively with my family, write a book about Contemporary Arizona Female Artists, and show my art in the National Museum of Women In The Arts!

7. What is your mantra?

Get out and support your local arts! The arts are a beautiful and powerful thing so don’t to waste them!!


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