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About Nikita

My journey as an artist began early in life. I was born in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1986 and have been painting full-time since 2019.

My journey as an artist began early in life. I was born in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1986, and as a child spent many hours during the long winters being creative in any way that I could. Knitting, sewing, crayons, you name it. This passion continued to evolve and I later studied painting formally at the University of Colorado along with psychology. 

Initially, psychology was my path. For several years, I worked closely with social psychologist and past APA President, Philip Zimbardo, supporting the early development of the Heroic Imagination Project and co-writing a book called Man Interrupted, published in over a dozen countries. I later helped launch the documentary film, The Red Pill, directed by Cassie Jaye, and provided research assistance for Warren Farrell's book, The Boy Crisis, co-authored with John Gray. 

In 2019, I felt compelled to focus on painting. The underlying themes of my paintings revolve around nature, the human experience, and the balance of our inner and outer worlds. Currently, I am based in Dallas, Texas, and am working on diverse series simultaneously.

Current representation:

Juried exhibitions:

  • Western Art Show, Mountain Oyster Club, Tucson, Arizona, 2023

  • Birds in Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin, 2023

As part of the Birds in Art tour, Your Time Will Come is also being exhibited at: 

Forest Preserve District of Will County, Plum Creek Nature Center in Joliet, Illinois

Newington-Cropsey Foundation in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York

Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art in Shawnee, Oklahoma

Wichita Falls Museum of Art in Wichita Falls, Texas

  • New Texas Talent, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, Texas, 2023

  • Monochromatic: A National Juried Exhibition, LHUCA, Lubbock, Texas, 2019



  • Studio Art and Psychology, University of Colorado, 2008

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