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Oscar Wilde

Rubmle Above The Clouds

Rumble Above the Clouds: Nikki Schiro

The exhibition runs from September 16-October 27

and an opening reception on

Thursday, September 29th, 7-9pm

Participating artists include:

Emily Adams, Robert Aitchison, Kinda Barazi, Maria Barbo, Christina Batch-Lee, Michael Berube, Araceli Cruz, Yoon Cho, Sal Dungca, Lauren Gohara, Baris Gokturk, Margaret Graham, Danielle Goldsmith, Keena Gonzalez, Graeme Gerard Halliday, Iliyan Ivanov, Joey Kilrain, Ben Knight, Caitlin McKee, Lori Merhige, Anthony Santella, Nikki Schiro, Porn Siphanoum, Carrie Elston Tunick, and Timothy Webster.

Church of St. Paul the Apostle

Corner of West 60th Street and Columbus in Manhattan

Do you hear that sound? It’s a Rumble Above the Clouds, Openings 5th group exhibition at the historic Church of St. Paul the Apostle. Openings, an artists’ collective on Manhattan’s West Side, which seeks to spark discussion and interaction in the creative community, presents their largest group exhibition to date.

The show will feature painting, sculpture, photography, video and site specific installations that will be installed throughout the church.

Press Contact: Frank Sabatte

(212) 265-3495 x218

Corrine As Venus, Reconstruction Series 42 in X 32 in pencil painting on paper 2011

Mary as Madame x 91.4 cm X 51cm Pencil Painting on mylar 2010

Opening of tART Year 8: A Self Curated Exhibition, more pics

if you missed the opening, here is just a glimpse of the show, featuring ambiance and my artworks.
For a more photos, including other artists/artwork:

My tinniest fan
Collaborative Mural and the artists who made it.
(Left to Right) Yasmin Spiro, Julia Whitney Barnes, Nikki Schiro and Rosemary Taylor

Julia Whitney Barnes, Nikki Schiro

Nikki Schiro beside one of her paintings

tART Year 8: A Self-Curated Show--Opening Reception

(Click on Photos for Larger View)
Mural Made by Nikki Schiro, Julia Whitney Barnes, Yasmin Spiro and Rosemary Taylor

Artists Melissa Staiger (Purple) and Debora Pohl (Black, Foreground) in front of Anna Lise Jensen's Artwork.
(Right Side) Artist Damali Abrams in front of Nikki Schiro's Paintings.

Center Installation by Yasmin Spiro, Paintings (Right) Nikki Schiro

Video Piece by Damali Abrahms

Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Damali Abrams, Suzanne Broughel and Friends
Shower installation by Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow

Portrait Commission Complete!

Nikki Schiro at work, with portrait commission
Svergognato, A Big Hand for a Little Lady
The last commission before leaving for China!

Finishing Mural and Installation: tART 8 Show Opens this Friday!! Be there!

Arts@Renaissance Gallery, Brooklyn NY: 24 contemporary female artists, and myself, are working our butts off to get this exhibition installed in an outrageously short period of alloted time. Good things happen under pressure usual.
Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow and Damali Abrams sculpt hot glue for sight specific installation; Nikki finishes mural and installslights on her work; MaDora Fray, Melissa Staiger, Rachael Gorchov, and Susan Ross woMAN-Handle the power tool.

tART Year 8: A Self-Curated Show

tART Year 8: A Self Curated Show
On view at Art@Renaissance, September 9th-October 14th

New York City (August 16th, 2011) – tART Year 8: A Self Curated Show opens September 9th at Art@Renaissance in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The exhibit will run from September 9th through October 14th. The art will be chosen and installed by artists from the collective.

Entering it’s 8th year, the tART collective presents new work by members - covering a wide cross-section of the current practices within the group. The show will be host to several events for residents of Greenpoint and the community at large. tART will engage with the site of Art@Renaissance for hands on workshops and discussions on art and social practice.

Featuring Artwork of tART Members: Amy Shapiro, Ann deVere, Anna Lise Jensen, Asya Reznikov, Carrie Rubinstein, Damali Abrams, Deborah Pohl, Elsie Kagan, Georgia Elrod, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Julia Whitney Barnes, Katerina Lanfranco, Katherine Keltner, Laura Fayer, LIz Ainslie, MaDora Frey, Melissa Staiger, Monica Carrier, Nikki Schiro, Petra Valentova, Rachael Gorchov, Rosemary Taylor, Sandra Mack-Valencia, Susan Ross, Suzanne Bennett, Suzanne Broughel, Yasmin Spiro

The tART collective functions as a contemporary feminist support structure for a group of artists in New York City, who are committed to exploring the intersections of visual art and public engagement as well as participating in post-graduate studio visits. Since 2004, the collective has used its exhibitions as a platform - to fundraise for Doctors Without Borders and Creative Time, to launch 'zines and present workshops, panel discussions and collaborations. When the collective expanded to its current maximum size in terms of logistics, members began to facilitate workshops teaching other artists how to set up their own groups. In 2011, tART members presented on the collective at the College Art Association conference in NYC (February) and Open Engagement conference, Portland, OR, (May.)

Location: Art@Renaissance
2 Kingsland Avenue (@ Maspeth Avenue) Garden Level
Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Opening Reception: Friday, September 9th from 7-9pm
Open Friday (1-7:30) and Saturday (1-7PM), and by appointment
Please contact for more information Facebook

Talking about my work...

Nikki talks about her artwork and what will be represented in "Rumble Above the Clouds" exhibition this September 2011

Nikki Featured August 2011 @ The Fabelist Magazine

The Fabelist is a bi-monthly culture magazine & blog created by Francesca Goodwin, featuring short stories, poetry, music, journalism, artwork and photography.

Nikki Schiro is featured as "Fabelist of the month."
(Scroll down and click on my image)

The Fabelist: The FabelistEthos

Artist Sandra Mack Valencia in El Museo's Bienal 2011

Sandra Mack Valencia (also an active member of the tART Collective and Hunter MFA alumni) is an artist friend of mine who was selected to exhibit in El Museo's 2011 Bienal. Her work will be on view at Lehman College Art Gallery, thru January 6, 2012, and is worth checking out.

El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files 2011
Reception: Monday, September 26th, 6 to 8 PM
Summer hours: June 22 - July 28, Tues.-Thurs. from 10-4:00, August: By appointment

No Proud Scars--Please

Above Image: Carlos Charlie Perez, Still from Billy The Kids, 2010 © Carlos Charlie Perez

No Proud Scars--Please
Don Edler, Carlos Perez, Andres Laracuente, Gilad Ratman, Julian Lorber, and Nikki Schiro
Group Exhibition Curated by Peter Duhon
Opening: June 8th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
June 8th - June 29th

Spattered Columns
491 Broadway Suite 500

New York, NY 10012

No Proud Scars, Please

Spattered Columns is pleased to announce No Proud Scars, Pleasean exhibition curated by Peter Duhon. Its title taken from the metaphysical thriller, Possessions, written by prominent psychoanalyst, critic, Julia Kristeva, psychoanalyst, critic, and Professor Emeritus at the University de Paris VII. Kristeva is internationally recognized for innovative explorations in her groundbreaking and immensely influential texts such as Revolution in Poetic Language and Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection.

In her novel,
Possessions, Kristeva details the gruesome discovery of the decapitated body of a close friend to the heroine Stephanie Delacour, who sets out to discover the murderer. The journey that ensues opens a conceptual terrain that eschews crippling and unproductive nostalgia—a journey that is both publicly and privately sociopolitical.

The five artists selected for this exhibition work with wide-ranging materials and concepts, some of which intersect with themes explored by Kristeva in her novel. The exhibition includes work by
Gilad Ratman (video), Andres Laracuente (sculpture), Julian Lorber (painting), Carlos Charlie Perez (photography and video), Nikki Schiro (painting), and Don Edler (sculpture). No Proud Scars, Please is an exhibition that seeks to engage critically with time, history, memory and loss by privileging a spirit of Nietzschean affirmation with works of art that provoke productive multiplicity.
The opening reception for No Proud Scars, Please will take place from 6pm-8pm on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at Spattered Columns, 491 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, New York 10012. The show will run until June 29, 2011.

Spattered Columns is a program of Art Connects New York, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to enrich the lives of all New Yorkers by making original visual artwork more readily available in non-traditional settings.

For more information on No Proud Scars, Please at Spattered Columns/Art Connects New York, please contact Ginger Shulick at gingers{at}

New Book!

64 Pages, Lush Images of artwork by Nikki Schiro made during Residency in Chengdu China, 2010. Own your own copy today!
Preview first 15 pages below!

God Save My Shoes!

This is a trailer for an interesting and fun documentary about the relationship between women and shoes...and don't I love to let my mind run all over such relationships.

I'm in the movie, and it's produced by Caid Productions.

More at

LIC Arts Week: Activities at Reis Studios

Reis Studios 43-01 22nd Street, NY 11101
(Near P.S.1 Museum and Citibank building)
My Studio is on the 3rd floor, 353-352

tART at Open Engagement Conference 2011

Anna Lise Jensen, Nikki Schiro and Julia Whitney Barnes
representing the tART collective
at this years
Open Engagement Conference
in Portland Oregon