Nicole Kistler 

Nicole Kistler creates works that reimagine place and bring people together in community. She has 14 years of experience managing large-scale public arts, arts planning, public involvement and landscape design projects with work shown nationally. She has a passion for creative collaboration and leadership on projects like the award-winning UpGarden, the nation’s first community rooftop garden, and 2015 arts festival Duwamish Revealed that featured nearly 100 artists. As the City of Seattle’s first Urban Agriculture Artist-in-Residence, she recently installed a series of story-based cast iron sculptures for the Beacon Food Forest. By creating frameworks through which individual stories and perspectives can be shared she hopes to build a larger narrative about love and life.