Born in 1990 in Queens New York, Nicole joined LAND in January of 2016. Her saturated compositions are portraits of her loved ones. Nicole has drawn Israeli flags and mussels in dedication to her Israeli neighbor who has a thing for shellfish. Her drawings of animal eyes and Russian boxes are for her mother, a Russian ophthalmologist. Organized in dense rows, Appel illustrates her figures with great detail, each a world of their own.

Exhibition History




BEAUTIFUL MINDS | Pure Vision Arts, ROCA, West Nyack, NY
Somoza Palooza | Metropolitan West, NYC
On the Outside Looking In/Outsider Self Taught Art from the U.S. and Europe | Ridgefield Public Library, CT
22nd Annual Outsider Art Fair | Center 548, NYC


Savant-Garde | Pure Vision Arts, NYC
Public Access: Selections from Pure Vision Arts | The Gallery at Ace Hotel NY, NYC
Any Colour You Like It | Weird Days, Brooklyn, NY
Al Fresco | LWR Fine Art, NYC
Outsider Art Fair 2014 | Center 548, NYC
Transit on the Spectrum: The Art of Pure Vision | New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn, NY


Personal Space | Pure Vision Arts, NYC