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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 any way that I could. Knitting, sewing, crayons, you name it. This passion continued to evolve and I later went on to study 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, Dr. Philip Zimbardo, supporting the early development of the Heroic Imagination Project and co-writing a book called Man Interrupted, which was 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 Dr. Warren Farrell's book, The Boy Crisis, co-authored with Dr. 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, including wildlife, abstract, and conceptual paintings.

Current representation:

The Collective, Dallas, Texas

Juried exhibitions:

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

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


Collector's Focus Wildlife, Western Art Collector, Issue #181, September 2022


Studio Art and Psychology, University of Colorado, 2008

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