Nikki Vismara is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she majored in Visual and Critical Studies, and in 2009 she completed a Master’s degree specializing in Paleolithic Art at l’Université Lumière Lyon. She returned to her native California in 2013 after living in France for nearly a decade. Her paintings reflect her interest in the appropriation of images, and her work draws upon a variety of themes including her international travels, urban landscapes, and food. Vismara’s work can be found in private and corporate collections in the United States and Europe. The artist currently resides in San Francisco.