Nicole Maloof’s practice engages themes of assumption, expectation, seduction and the abject body. She investigates her relationship to her own body and its implications in the world through material exploration and abnormal forms. Maloof was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was four years old. As someone with an autoimmune disease, she is constantly aware of the inner workings of the body; she hopes to bring this level of awareness to the viewer. By working with homemade hard candy, Jell-O and spent medical supplies in conjunction with more typical art materials including plaster and acrylic paint, Maloof seeks to challenge the audiences’ expectations as she creates bizarre sculptures that are humorous, ironic, childlike and disturbing all at once.