Niki Nolin

mixed media assemblage
19 x 20 x 10 in.

Working collaboratively with artists and poets, Niki’s focus is to arouse in the viewer the conviction of a reality which exists in the spaces between words and images; intuitive gaps and leaps of faith, text and voice over time, and the disassociations and non-linearities of thought-play and choice – a digital rendering of mind and universe. Projects include work for Greenleaf Art Center, Rogers Park Art Alliance, Art Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, UCLA, Chicago Cultural Center, International Digital Media Arts Association (iDMAa), International Calligraphy Organization, eNarrative Roundtable Boston, the College Art Association, SIGGRAPH and many others. Celebrating 26 years at Columbia College Chicago Niki received the Distinguished Teaching Fellowship in 2010 and teaches foundations studio, drawing, imaging, time-based media, installation and experimental website design as an associate professor in the Art and Art History department.

Murder is a series of assemblage with black crows (wisdom, longevity and scavenging), and found salt, scales, cash, rulers, white picket fences (expectations, tears, balance, measuring), with lenses focused through recycled pink glass, supported and staged on recycled wood an eye on this time, in response to, animosity and turmoil against woman now, still.

Glass by Brian Butterfield
Carpentry by Stephen Jacobson

© Niki Nolin