Niki Nolin

darkestdressdeadflowergooseberryhead (2020)
digital monoprint
20 x 16 in.

Niki Nolin is a media artist who works to blend painting, drawing and poetry with motion, interaction, installation and performance. Working collaboratively with artists and poets, her 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 Art Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, UCLA, Womanmade Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, International Digital Media Arts Association (iDMAa), International Calligraphy Organization, eNarrative Roundtable Boston, the College Art Association, SIGGRAPH and many others. Niki is as an associate professor in the Art and Art History department at Columbia College Chicago.

In this work Niki explores the balance between traditional and digital processes, creating monoprint imagery that is an intuitive extension of poetics expressed through light. The technology employed allows a layering of meaning expressed through defining and orchestrating the moments of seeing and the poetics of space.

This work is part of an ongoing series “girlinabox”. “girlinabox” seeks story(ies) images, words (lies, truths, accounts, tales, rumors) from female identifying humans, describing (telling, revealing, expressing) the boxes that define (enfold, contain, limit, explain) their lives.

The overarching goal and purpose is to share, sustain, pledge, engage, reveal and understand in and empathetic manner their respective “boxes” in life.

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