Artist: Nikki Maloof
Size: 24 x 20 Inches
Medium: Archival Pigment Print
Notes: Hand Signed and Numbered by the Artist in Pencil. Custom Framed to fit in a Flat White Frame.
In Nikki Maloof’s portraits of subtly anthropomorphized bats, tigers, birds, and moths—and in her still lifes featuring cooked duck, wide-eyed sardines, and other would-be meals—animals project human emotions and anxieties. While a colorful, tropical setting suffuses many of her paintings, creating a warm palette and feeling for her emotional avatars, Maloof’s figures often appear wary, confused, or sinister. Her compositions have drawn on historical sources including Dutch vanitas paintings, and newspapers and their ominous headlines appear throughout the artist’s oeuvre; Maloof juxtaposes the solemn and the absurd, and the animal and human worlds, with wry humor. She completed her BFA at Indiana University before obtaining her MFA in painting and printmaking from the Yale School of Art in 2011. Since then, she has exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Milan, and Copenhagen, among other cities.
Exhibited: Nino Meir & Jack Hanley Gallery