Nicole J. Caruth is a cultural strategist and holistic health coach who examines the intersections of identity, place, and health. Caruth has worked with nonprofit spaces for more than 20 years to present exhibitions, develop community initiatives, and increase the representation of melanated and marginalized people in the arts. She has held positions at McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Art21, and the Brooklyn Museum. Her exhibitions include The Grace Jones Project, Fallen Fruit: Power of People, Power of Place, Derrick Adams: Crossroad—A Social Sculpture, and Build Better Tables, a public art exhibition commissioned by the Nashville Office of Arts and Culture. Her writing has been published in ARTnews, C Magazine, Gastronomica, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, Public Art Review, and Vitamin Green, a Phaidon Press volume. Now based in Rhode Island, Caruth earned her bachelor’s degree at San Francisco State University and her master’s degree at the Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies. She was a recipient of the 2017 Diversity + Leadership Fellowship with the Alliance of Artists Communities, as well as receiving the 2019 Arts Writers Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation. She is an adjunct professor at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Independent Curator & Cultural Strategist