ABOUT

Nika is a classical artist-illustrator who explores contemporary issues by merging Old Masters aesthetics and techniques with symbolism and magical realism. In her work Nika uses watercolor, oil, and printmaking, as well as develops and models characters in clay and plastilin. A native of St. Petersburg, Nika practiced classical art techniques at the City of St. Petersburg Art School and studied art history at the Hermitage Museum. After moving to the US, she graduated from California College of Arts & Crafts and later received her Masters at the Universität der Künste Berlin. Nika has produced illustrations for a variety of publications ranging from work for American Girl® to CD cover art as well as commissioned portraits. Nika has worked as a creative director of the San Francisco early music ensemble Magnificat, designing websites, programs, brochures, and CDs. In addition to her published illustrations, Nika’s artwork is in private collections and has been exhibited in Venice, Osaka, Washington DC, Berlin, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the DeYoung Museum.

PROCESS

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PRINTMAKING

CREATION OF MINOTAUROS

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    ILLUSTRATION

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      PORTRAIT

      DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHARACTER

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