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Nicole Merton


Anaheim, CA



BFA         California State University, Fullerton    May 2021
                Creative Photography and Experimental Media    
                Graduated Cum Laude

AA            Fullerton College     May 2019
                 Photography Associates In The Arts


Honors and Awards

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society    2018-2019
An international honor society of students attending open-access institutions and seeking associate degrees, bachelor's degrees, or other college credentials.

Osher Foundation General Scholarship    2017-2018
Fullerton College and the Fullerton College Foundation have received twenty-seven “Bernard Osher Foundation” scholarships which are awarded annually. The Osher Scholarships provide tuition assistance to "reentry" adult students who are returning to complete their first undergraduate degree.



"Student Photographer Captures Plight of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women" California State University Fullerton News, Lynn Juliano , June 28th 2021

"Images of the plight of indigenous women: Photographer chronicles untold stories" Orange County Register ; Cal Sate Fullerton Section, Jenelyn Russo, August 26th 2021

" Honoring Native Americans and Indigenous People : A Look at the Cultures, Beliefs and Discrimination Faced by Native Americans" California State University Fullerton News, Valerie Orleans, Nov. 30, 2021

" CSUF panel explores resilience of Native American, Indigenous people: University celebrates Native American Heritage Month" Orange County Register ; Cal Sate Fullerton Section, Nicole Gregory, 

December 9, 2021

"Joshua Tree Do Tell, Feb. 11, 2022: Soul Connection to host inaugural Sunday Morning Salon", Hi-Desert Star, Dawn Davis, Feb 11, 2022

"Art displays amplify the voices of survivors" The Hornet, Fullerton College, Valerie Strummer, April 26, 2022

"Gentle Glow: Vigil brings MMIP movement to Rocky Mountain College" Four Points Press, Niklas Means, Sept. 27, 2022

Podcast and Radio Interviews-

Merton, Nicole. Interview by Louie Medina.  Funk Fellas Radio . Radio.

Lectures and Guest Speaking-


 2021  “MMIW Awareness”, Panelist , Hosted by Salesforce ,
            Virtual lecture, California, July 27th, 2021

 2021 "Here, Our Voices... Our Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women", Panelist,

            Hosted by Santa Ana Public Library, California, October 9th, 2021

 2021 "Titan Table Talk : Resiliency in The Native American and Indigenous Community", 

           Panelist, Hosted by California State University Fullerton, California , November 17th, 2021

 2022 "Here, Our Voices... Our Missing & Murdered Indigenous People Movement", Guest Speaker,

            In-Person Lecture, Cross-Cultural Humanities Class, California State University Fullerton, California,

            April 7th,2022


 2022  "Artist Talk: Nicole Merton", Guest Speaker, Hosted by Fullerton College, Virtual Lecture, California,                        April 18, 2022


Collaborative -

2021  Multiple - Artist Exhibition, Nomad , Del Amo Crossing hosted by Torrance Art Museum, Torrance , CA  August 2021

2022 Multiple -Artist Exhibit and Screening, Femme Vitale : Exhibition and launch of Telepathine Studio, Hosted by Campana Studio and Carolina Montejo at Perspective Space, Encinitas, CA, June 2022

Solo - 

2021 Oct - Dec - Solo exhibit , Here, Our Voices... Our Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women Movement,               Santa Ana Public Library, Santa Ana , CA

2022  April 19,2022 Pop Up Exhibit, Here Our Voices: Our MMIP Movement 

          Fullerton College, Fullerton, Ca

Video and Documentaries- 




Linda Kroff, Professor 
Visual Arts Department 
California State University, Fullerton 
800 N. State College Blvd, Fullerton, Ca 92831 

Julie Orser, Professor 

Visual Arts Department

California State University, Fullerton 

800 N. State College Blvd, Fullerton, Ca 92831

Melody LaMontia, Professor, 
Photography Department
Fullerton College 
321 E Chapman Ave, Fullerton, Ca 92832


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