Nicole Nadeau became known for being one of the contestants of Bravo's reality TV series Work of Art:The Next Great Artist. She received her education at the Rochester Institute of Technology and at Parsons School of Design. She then took up a job at a design and architecture firm but left to make her own mark in the industry. She creates pieces from alternative materials, which led her to an exhibit at the Elemental Gallery at Art Basel Miami in 2008 and 2009. Her work also appeared at Felissimo Gallery, X-Initiative and at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). She also co-founded KNS design collective and has set up the group show "Breakable" at the Heller Gallery. She has also developed a collection for Ralph Lauren Home and works as a free-lance design consultant.On the show, she was eliminated on the ninth episode along with fellow contestant Jaclyn.