Nikki is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received her Master’s Degree in Paleolithic Art from the Université Lumière in Lyon, France. She lived in France for nearly a decade where she taught Art History & English at the university level. In addition to exhibiting overseas, Nikki has traveled extensively and did humanitarian work in West Africa.
Nikki lives in San Francisco and has a studio at Hunter’s Point Shipyard, a decommissioned naval base and home to the country’s largest artist colony. Nikki is an active member in the Bay Area artist community and currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Shipyard Trust for the Arts and the Advisory Board for The Asylum Project. Her work has been shown at Art Basel Miami Beach, the de Young Museum, Palm Springs Art Fair, Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as the 12,000 square foot digital billboard at Times Square in New York City as part of the Cube Art Fair, the world's largest public art fair. She exhibits regularly in galleries and juried shows throughout the Bay Area and across the United States, and her work can be found in private collections around the world.