Nikki Renee Anderson creates multimedia sculptures and installations that explore the feminine experience based on her personal history.
She will have a solo exhibition in 2010 at the Elmhurst Art Museum. Her work was included in the 2009 NCECA Clay National Biennial at the Arizona State University Museum. She will have a piece in the 56th Premio Faenza Competition at the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, Italy in 2009. She attended a residency at AIR Vallauris in France in July 2008. Her work has been exhibited at The Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Skokie, IL; Visualizing TRANS at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Visual Culture Conference; Chicago Sculpture International Biennale at FLATFILE Galleries; SOFA Chicago 2004 with Dubhe Carreño Gallery; The Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, Brookville, NY; Art Chicago 2003, Special Project Space, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL; Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Art (online exhibition), Istanbul, Turkey; and The Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA.
Anderson's work has been reviewed by Helen Harrison in the New York Times. Her work has been included in American Craft Magazine, Ceramics Monthly, Time Out Chicago, Chicago Artists’ News, The Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.
Her awards include International Arts Exchange Grant from the Illinois Arts Council, three CAAP grants from the City of Chicago, a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center; Best Faculty Presentation, Voices, Visions and Visionaries Gender Conference, College of Lake County; and the Maurice Goldberger Graduate Fellowship, Stony Brook University.
She has lectured about her artwork at the 2007 College Art Association Conference, New School University and Long Island University in New York.
She received an MFA from Stony Brook University and a BFA from Drake University.
Anderson lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.