The Nile| culture was launched in 2016 by directors, Kirsten Brophy & Stephanie Pym. The two Canadian-born entrepreneurs are bound together by their dedication to figurative art and a collective notion that artistic practice should have both a critical and a social function. These emerging artists have worked to create a platform that embodies their intellectual and imaginative theories. The Nile| culture has adopted a progressive concept combining the arts with environmental development to encourage a range of emotional responses.
Stephanie started her education and career in fashion at a very young age, studying Fashion Merchandising (London) & Fashion Design (Sydney), landing roles at Sass & Bide, Hugo Boss and Max Mara. A strong background in visual merchandising, art & design led her through years of international experience with world renowned brands. As previous owner & designer of a successful jewelry label and consecutive leadership roles in freelance jobs across the art & fashion industries, it was time for the inception of a passionate collaborative venture.
Kirsten is an established artist with a unique artistic approach utilizing a multitude of art forms; such as taxidermy, sculpting, photography, painting, and pattern-making. After completing an education in design at FIDM (Los Angeles) and working alongside artists in the field, she studied wildlife & conservation overseas. Now a certified field guide, she works throughout Africa, which attests her unique draw of inspiration. With this platform Kirsten continues to extend herself as a devoted artist as well as a curator, critic and activist.