Hello! I’m Nicole Lavelle and I’m an artist, designer, and writer working on social, cultural, and community projects. 

I’m booking projects for November and December 2023! Learn more here.

︎ nicolelavelle@gmail.com

Art projects ︎︎︎ Autoland


AUTOLAND is a documentary-based inquiry into contemporary American interstate culture, presented at High Desert Test Sites in Green River, Utah.

Green River is located on Interstate 70 and is the only major site for services for 110 miles in either direction. In a town of 952 residents, there are 600 hotel rooms, thirteen restaurants, and six gas stations. The impact of the interstate on the town’s culture, economy, environment, and social life is significant. Each day, the visitors to the town cause its population to more than double. 

We documented passers-through at the Conoco station on the edge of town. We documented locals at the Shady Acres in the heart of town. Mixed into the portraits are the artists who had traveled from urban centers to attend HDTS.

This work acts as a document of American rural place through the lens of vehicular mobility.

Portraits were taken with permission and later shared with participants.
Photographer: Adam Geremia
Thank you to Epicenter and High Desert Test Sites. 
Featured in Interstate Works, a Green River Publication.


I live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area, on unceded Coast Miwok and Karkin Ohlone land.