Nellie Gossen (she/they) is an interdisciplinary artist based on the unceded territories of the Musqueum, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh first nations, otherwise known as Vancouver, Canada. Working through the media of fashion, costume, textiles and performance, Nellie uses clothing as a tool to think and feel through social systems. With an interest in repurposing the materials, rhythms and choreographies of the mainstream fashion industry, Nellie practices fashion as a space of study, ceremony, and as a performance making modality in its own right. Drawing on formal training in both Fashion Design and Religious Studies, Nellie is particularly interested in the space that is created when clothing and contemplative practices meet.

Nellie’s work has been presented by The Dance Centre (Vancouver), the PuSh Festival (Vancouver), the Icelandic Textile Centre (Blonduos) and Kunsthalle am Hamburgerplatz (Berlin). Alongside their artistic inquiries, Nellie studies and practices end of life spiritual care.