Artist Statement & Biography

Nikita Coulombe with Portal VIII.JPEG

I am a Colorado and Texas-based artist known for my detailed wildlife and bold abstract paintings. Born in Winnipeg, Canada, I started creating art at a young age, spending many hours during the long winters with pencil and paper. Later, I studied art and psychology at the University of Colorado. I initially pursued psychology, developing a deeper interest in our “shadow” selves and the tension that can exist between the parts of ourselves that we choose to acknowledge and those we do not. This curiosity is reflected in my artwork; the themes of my paintings largely revolve around nature, the human experience, and the balance of our inner and outer worlds.

 

Education

Studio Art and Psychology, University of Colorado, 2008

Current representation and collaborations:

Westward Gallery, Denver, Colorado

Guest House, Denver, Colorado

The Collective, Dallas, Texas

Previous representation and collaborations:

Form Studio Co, Denver, Colorado

Carla Wright Gallery, Denver, Colorado

 

Previous licensing representation:

Roaring Brook Art, Elmsford, New York

Group exhibitions and projects:

Boulder Arts Week, Boulder, Colorado, 2021 (How to Create a Batik Effect in Paintings)

Bunny Rabbit Art Challenge, Boulder, Colorado, 2020 (Bunny Love)

Boulder Arts Week, Boulder, Colorado, 2020 (Dark to Light series)

Downtown Boulder Foundation, Boulder Alley Gallery project, Boulder, Colorado, 2019 (Lift Off)

Juried exhibitions:

Monochromatic: A National Juried Exhibition at LHUCA, Lubbock, Texas, 2019 (Portal I)

Press and publications:

Meet Nikita Coulombe | Artist (Shoutout Colorado, May, 2021)

Rising Stars: Meet Nikita Coulombe of Boulder (VoyageDenver, November 2020)

Bunny Rabbit Art Challenge aims to lift spirits with open-air gallery in Boulder (Daily Camera, April 2020)

Wescover Artist Q&A (Wescover, April 2020) 

Meet the Maker: Nikita Coulombe (Guest House, December 2019)

Member:

Boulder Art Association

NoBo Art District