The Agora Culture Adds Artist Nicole Awai To Its Marketplace

Nicole Awai's "Specimen from Local Ephemera: Go Go Green Compression with Black Ooze" is one of 11 pieces currently available on The Agora Culture marketplace.


MCLEAN, VA The Agora Culture, an online platform where collectors can learn about, explore and invest in art from emerging artists, today announced the addition of original work by Nicole Awai to its marketplace.

The company will make available for purchase 11 of the artist’s artworks, which range in price from $1,200 – $7,000 USD, and includes some of Awai’s more visible pieces including Specimen from Local Ephemera: Go Go Green Compression with Black Ooze, a large-scale painting made from Graphite, acrylic paint, nail polish and glitter.

Nicole Awai is a Caribbean-American artist who came to fame in the mid-1990s with her multi-media art that transcended the notion of space, time and everything in between. Currently serving as an art critic for the Yale School of Art, Awai is the recipient of international awards, residencies and exhibitions including Greater New York: New Art in New York Now, at P.S. 1/MoMA (2000), Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art (2007) at the Brooklyn Museum, and Open House: Working in Brooklyn (2004) at the Brooklyn Museum.

“We are honored to bring the works of the esteemed Nicole Awai before seasoned and budding art collectors,” said Jessica Stafford-Davis, founder of The Agora Culture. “Not only are we fans of Ms. Awai’s ability to interweave the complexities of culture with the bastions of everyday life, we revere the artist’s ability to make such striking pieces with everyday materials.”

The Agora Culture’s Marketplace currently includes original, investment-grade artwork from multicultural artists including Sheldon Scott, Tiffany Jones, and Andre Woolery.

For high-resolution images of the artworks or to request an interview with Jessica Stafford-Davis, please email Nicole Miles at

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About Nicole Awai

Nicole Awai is a Brooklyn-based multimedia artist who currently serves a critic for the Yale School of Art. She was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant in 2011 and an Art Matters Grant in 2012, and earned her Master’s Degree in Multimedia Art from the University of South Florida. Her work has been included in several seminal exhibitions, including the first Greater New York: New Art in New York Now, at P.S. 1/MoMA (2000), the Biennale of Ceramic in Contemporary Art (2003) the 2008 Busan Biennale in Korea, Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art (2007), and Open House: Working in Brooklyn (2004), the latter two held at the Brooklyn Museum. Ms. Awai was a featured artist in the 2005 I.P.O. series at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

About The Agora Culture

The Agora Culture is a multi-cultural arts platform focused on fine artwork. Its goal is to connect artists with a diverse array of new and experienced collectors and provide education on how to preserve, protect and leverage investment-grade pieces of art. Our platform consists of an online marketplace, education portal, and a market research center. The site currently features selected artists: including Mequitta Ahuja, a world renowned mix media artist and Alexandria Smith who was selected by the Huffington Post’s “Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Art Makers Under 40 You Should Know”. For more information please visit or find us on Facebook at

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