Nicole Marroquin is both an alum and now a Professor at the Stamps School. Nicole comes to Stamps after serving on the faculty of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for 15 years, most recently as Professor and Chair of SAIC’s Department of Art Education. Nicole states, “My creative practice is research-based, decolonial, and social, and has led me to explore belonging and spatial justice through pedagogic projects with youth and to work in collaboration with communities. Through public presentations, studio art, creative research, oral histories and teaching, I seek to lift up micro-historical narratives of youth, women, and queer folks, with the mighty goal of shifting our collective public memory.” In 2022, Nicole co-curated an exhibition of Chicana/Mexicana feminist photographer Diana Solis at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago. Likewise, in 2022, Nicole received a United States Artist Fellowship Award. Nicole has a BFA in Art Education from Eastern Michigan University and an MFA in Art from the University of Michigan.