Niki Zahava

Niki Zahava

My art is inspired by music, nature, dreams and random shapes on the wall. I am a professional actress and self-taught visual artist. My mom studied art and when I was 4 years old and living in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, NY; I found a box of her oil pastels and outlined the various shapes within the plaster on the walls through out the apartment. Although my mother appreciated my choice in colors and creativity, she did not appreciate this exploration on the apartment walls and thus my career as a muralist ended.

My adult art journey began with digital pastels and digital blending stumps on an iPad. I began to incorporate a few drawing techniques I had learned as an undergraduate student and began creating art digitally. Meditating once again on shapes, art is a form of expression that I have found incredibly healing especially during the worldwide pandemic. It is a way to express the bubbling inside me and a tool that helps me stay present and focused only on shapes, color, sound and the tactile sensation of the creaminess of the acrylics on my hands and on the pallet knife.

Education

B.A. in Speech and Drama and a Minor in Media Communications from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio,

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Classical Theatre Performance from The National Shakespeare Conservatory, NYC

CTEFL, Boston Academy of English/Stafford House, Boston, MA

Exhibitions

Winner: OUT OF THE ASHES Contemporary Art Gallery Online - “All Women Artist Theme 2021” Competition and Exhibition, February 24th - March 24th 2021

Participant: UNDERWATER CASTLES FOR YOU Fusion Art’s “6th Annual Landscapes Exhibition” Virtual Exhibit - January 5th - February 4th 2021

Group Show: SWIRLING INTO MYSELF “Reclaim” Awakenings Gallery, Chicago, Illinois October 2019 - January 2020

Memberships

Contemporary Art Gallery Online; Concord Art Association; Plogix Gallery Art ; SAATCHI ART

Actors’ Equity Association

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Niki Zahava