Niki Wildflower is a nomadic Artist who currently resides in Petaluma California.
She has been influenced by muralists, agitprop art, graffiti and 90’s riot grrrl bands with a focus on women’s rights. Motivated by body-positive activism and our culture’s idea of beauty standards, she chooses to depict female figures as monumental and sacred because of society’s poor representation of women. She hopes to capture the strength of softness and the beauty of large women who are unapologetically themselves.
As a graduate of Central Connecticut State University her background has been a mixture of easel paintings, life drawings, and murals that specifically concentrate on figurative work.
Her figures show closed female forms juxtaposed open and confident power stances, representative of the inner battle women face each day as well as the destruction of female egos. Confident figures challenge today’s beauty norms by portraying large dominant women gazing back at the viewer – a concept of looking and being looked at.
Her murals and paintings are the culmination of her art education and experience and are the framework of Niki Wildflower’s dexterity. Her subjects include 2nd and 3rd wave feminist icons, models from multiple social media platforms, and people from everyday life. The struggle to incorporate text and street art aesthetics is unified by her experimentation with spray paint and stickered lettering. Working on a large scale provides a mural-like ambiance that exempli
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Artist Style: Visual: Abstract, Conceptual, Contemporary, Decorative/Ornamental, Environmental, Experimental, Expressionistic, Figurative, Icongraphic/Iconoclastic, Illustrative, Minimalism, Narrative/Historical, Photo-Based Painting, Political, Pop, Portraiture, Public Art, Sacred/Liturgical Art, Social Commentary, Symbolic
Artist Medium: Visual Arts: Acrylic, Drawing Media, Oil, Wood