Nicole Chui: The sense of touch

Nicole Chui was born and raised in Hong Kong but currently lives in London. She is an embroidery artist and a contributing illustrator for gal-dem magazine.

Nicole graduated from London College of Fashion with a BA in Creative Direction for Fashion. It was a course about brand communication, focusing on designing creative solutions to solve various problems or challenges that the fashion or arts industry face.

She has been featured in Complex UK, King Kong magazine and Vogue Italia. Her first exhibition outside graduation was commissioned by NOW gallery and was part of The Body Issue exhibition alongside various contemporary photographers in the UK.

In this interview, Nicole gives an insight into what she’s all about and why she chooses to create images mixing illustration and photography with embroidery. We learn about the materials and techniques she uses to achieve this and why loud music and fried chicken are amongst the things which inspire her.