Nicole Alger was one of the initial students of The Florence Academy of Art (FAA) when it opened it's doors in the Fall of 1991 after having studied for two years at Studio Cecil Graves, also in Florence, Italy. She returned to New York City in 1994, where she currently resides with her family.
For the first ten years post school. she focused on the classical genres: landscapes, still lifes, with a particular focus on portraiture. Her most noteworthy piece is of the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, head of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. The portrait is housed in the NAropa Universtiy in Bolder, CO. The past few years, she has turned to narrative work based loosely on Native American ideals. She continues to paint commissioned work, one of which included eleven domestic pets in a garden setting. Her latest juried show was at the 27th Annual Women's Works Show in Woodstock, IL.