Nico Shears (she/her) is a Program Facilitator at Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE). A graduate of CalArts, she received her BFA in Film and Video Production. While at CalArts, she focused on creating experimental films that explored racial and gender identity. After graduating from CalArts she went on to work in a variety of art production spaces. Following her interest in wellness and where art and psychology intersect, Nico is currently an M.A candidate at Columbia University in the Spirit Mind Body Institute where she is studying psychology in education with a focus on the arts and community engagement.
Overall, she seeks to create safe/brave spaces for people of all backgrounds to express themselves freely and creatively. She is passionate about how creativity can be a catalyst for healing.
Some of Nico’s favorite Artists are Hilma Af Klint, Agnes Pelton, and filmmaker Agnes Varda.