Nikki Renee Anderson: Standing Bodies

July 2 – October 29, 2014
Dickson Window Art Project Space


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Dribble Portrait #6 by Nikki Renee Anderson, ceramic, wood and acrylic, 2014

Nikki Renee Anderson's Artist Statement:
The sculptures I create are fantasy objects that explore beauty, desire, and femininity. The forms reference the female body; they are dripping, bulging, oozing, and expanding. The primary materials used are ceramic and acrylic, both work well for creating organic shapes. The surface and form can be smooth, folded and sensuous like the human body. I am interested in the ways in which fluid flows from the body, some of the pieces specifically reference forms such as teardrops or liquid. My artwork relates to ideas of growth, multiplication and expansion.

Bio:
Nikki Renee Anderson lives and works in Chicago. She received an MFA from Stony Brook University and a BFA from Drake University. Anderson has taught ceramics, sculpture, installation and drawing at Stony Brook University, Columbia College Chicago, Harper College, Moraine Valley Community College and College of Lake County. She actively participates in artist residencies and artist lectures nationally and internationally. Further, her artwork has received many accolades via awards, grants and reviews. Nikki Renee Anderson creates ceramic sculptures and installations that explore the feminine experience based on her personal history.

Anderson has exhibited extensively including solo shows at Northeastern Illinois University in 2014, Dubhe Carreno Gallery in 2012 and at the Elmhurst Art Museum in 2010. Her work has also been shown at The Urban Institute for contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, MI; The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago, IL; The 56th Premio Faenza Competition at the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, Italy; the 2009 NCECA Biennial at the Arizona State University Museum Ceramics Research Center, Tempe, AZ; The 18th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX; 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 Carreno 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, Philadephia, PA.

Lecture: October 22, 2014
in Von Ohlen Hall, room 201, Sugar Grove Campus
All our lectures are free and open to the general public.

Workshop: October 22, 2014
in Von Ohlen Hall, room 201, Sugar Grove Campus
Our workshops are open to all current WCC students (registration required).

For more information about the art exhibitions at Waubonsee Community College, contact Cecilia Vargas, Art Coordinator, at (630) 466-7900, ext. 2964.

Contact

Art Department:
WCCArtDepartment@waubonsee.edu

Art Coordinator:
Cecilia Vargas, Von Ohlen Hall 209
(630) 466-7900 ext. 2964
cvargas@waubonsee.edu

Art Lab Assistant:
Esther Espino, Von Ohlen Hall 240
(630) 466-7900 ext. 5742
eespino@waubonsee.edu