About the author

Nicole Sylvia Javorsky is an internationally exhibited artist based in New York City. Her artwork reflects her path: exploring her identity, while making sense of the traumas she has survived, through connection with her surroundings and the broader Universe.

 

She makes abstract paintings from moments of immersion in the here and now. Nicole's intuitive process of painting pays special attention to texture and color. Her paintings connect ideas from surrounding nature and the cityscape to questions and emotions she is grappling with at the time of making the artwork. This connection comes from spending many hours walking through parks and city streets to ground herself and to reflect. 

headshot of author Nicole Javorsky

Nicole's methods emphasize physical rhythm and motion. Her experience with singing and dance means that music is important to how she lives her life, and how she paints! Besides being an artist and musician (her music is released as Alice Celeste), Nicole has written for City Lab, Mother JonesCity Limits, The Hill, and CNN as a journalist who covered climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on New York City. She started a non-profit organization called Cubs for Coping at the age of 17 to engage young people in making unique, handmade teddy bears to give to people in hospitals, homeless shelters, and eating disorder treatment programs. Cubs for Coping began with a simple belief: that we all deserve compassion, love, and thoughtfulness in our times of need. The organization donated more than 1,000 teddy bears and enlisted countless crafty volunteers across New York over the course of its 7 years of operation. 

 

This spirit of care and community is a common thread in Nicole's work as an artist. It's important to Nicole that she share the stories and vulnerable truths behind her artwork, whether in-person, on Instagram, or in her online magazine/newsletter Chicken Doodle Soup.