Title: Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Art, Motion and Story Curriculum for the IAM BA and BFA
Office: 106, 916 S. Wabash
Office Phone: 312.369.7345
12:30 PM -
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. The work describes, primarily, the choices, circumstances and attributes of women.
Niki looks for projects and collaborators that allow for a lot of creative freedom. Artists that have integrity and a passion and commitment to their art, that are flexible and good listeners –collaborators that know, recognize, perceive, feel, show, teach, and inspire.
Collaborative projects include work for Art Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, UCLA, Chicago Cultural Center, International Digital Media Arts Association, International Calligraphy Organization, eNarrative Roundtable Boston, the College Art Association, SIGGRAPH and many others. Niki works with poet/artist Sherry Antonini and sculptor Suzanne Cohan-Lange, (A Look at Chaos Shows This to be True, Here Lies Truth, Little Black Dress), with poet Maureen Seaton, (Drought, CHAOSity and Literal Drift), and poet Nancy Gaziano, (Volatile Memories, Point Normal: Pipe Dreams of Sink Women). Recently finished INK with Brody Nuenshwander, Sherry Antonini, Basil Abbott, Nana Shineflug and the Chicago Moving Company for the International Calligraphy Organization.
Celebrating 18 years at Columbia College Chicago Niki received the Distinguished Teaching Fellowship in 2010 and teaches imaging, time-based media, installation and experimental website design and is currently associate professor in the Interactive Arts and Media Department. She holds an MFA in art and technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BFA in painting from Rockford College.
Our Columbia Story Profile
Sound and Motion*
Story Development for Interactive Media
Time Based Composing I*
Digital Image Design
Digital Image Experiments
Collaborative, Bird, Woman, Poetry, Journey, Dark, Motion, Image, Intuition, Risk, Courage, Growth, Change, Silence, Acoustic Ecology, Experimental Film