Nikki Vismara

Nikki Vismara is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago & completed her Master’s degree in Paleolithic Art in Lyon, France. Nikki lived in France for nearly a decade and taught Art History at the university level. In addition to exhibiting overseas, she traveled extensively and did humanitarian work in West Africa before returning to her native California in 2013. Nikki is an active member in the Bay Area artist community and currently serves on ArtSpan’s Open Studios Committee and serves on The Advisory Board for The Asylum Project. Her large, abstract paintings are rooted in emotions and ideas, often referencing nature. Nikki’s recent work explores the concept of light and darkness coexisting, both literally and metaphorically.

Building: 115 - Studio: 7
Phone: 916-616-8204
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Upcoming Exhibitions:

The de Young Open - The de Young Museum, San Francisco (2021)

Current Exhibitions:

Celebration of Art, Marin Society of Artists. Online juried exhibition through October 14, 2020

Past Exhibitions:

small works - BIG TALENT, Las Lagunas Gallery, Laguna Beach, California (June 2020)

Reflections, Arc Gallery, San Francisco. (May 2020)

Women Rising, The Drawing Room Annex, San Francisco (March 2020)

Art Palm Springs with Barba Contemporary Art, Palm Springs (February 2020)

Into the Interval: Nikki Vismara & Kym de Los Reyes, Barba Contemporary Art, Palm Springs (Feb 2020)

Visualizing the Word, Cade Fine Arts Gallery; Arnold, Maryland (January 2020)

Bone Black, DZINE Gallery, San Francisco (November 2019)

Everyday Objects, Studio Montclair; Montclair, New Jersey (November 2019)

Small & Smaller, Site Brooklyn; New York (October 2019)

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Fall Open Studios 2020 will happen at the Hunters Point Shipyard!

Shipyard Artists have welcomed visitors for Open Studios since 1984, and this year will be no exception! While safe in-person visits can be scheduled with individual artists over a 3-week period, we have additional virtual events and options for you!
After our Spring Open Studios had to be canceled in April, we created a new online art gallery and store. where you can purchase the artists' newest creations, opening Friday, Sept 25 at 5PM.

Over 50 participating artists are waiting to communicate with you!

On Friday, Sept 25, 5PM-8PM, our Virtual Store will be open for the first time, and artists will be online and waiting to communicate with you via zoom, email or phone.

On Saturday, Sept 26, 10AM-2PM, you can virtually visit with Shipyard artists who have signed up for ArtSpan's Open Studios .

On Sunday, Sept 27, 11AM-6PM, we will host an interactive Virtual Tour event, where you will be able to zoom into the studios of participating artists just as you would in person during a normal Open Studios event, visit our virtual store and buy direct from artists.

From Sept 25 - Oct 14 our online store will be open. Artists will offer in-person studio visits by appointment, curbside pick-ups of art purchased, and private zoom meetings. Artist contact info and scheduling options will be posted on each artist's page and next to available artworks.

Direct store links will be available from each participating artist's page starting at 5PM on Friday, Sep 25.

Participating Artists

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