Nikki Lindt lives and works in New York City though she constantly dreams of the outdoors. This imagined and remembered world she paints about is quite different from actual landscapes and is more of an essence of a landscape than a depiction. She is particularly interested in using her work to express the relationship between humans and their natural environment. This is inspired in many ways; her longstanding concern with environmental destruction, her love of spending time outdoors, and her not always so graceful attempts to physically maneuver through actual landscapes. Her paintings have a rhythm which is based on the visual movement of taking in a landscape and often paired with the gesture of her small painted figure?s trek through the piece.
Nikki has taken part in many exhibitions including a solo show at the main hall in the subway station Wibaut Straat in Amsterdam and group shows at Arti en Amicitae in Amsterdam and Amsterdam?s Polderlicht Festival in which she was commissioned to make a large video installation. Nikki received her MFA from Yale University in 1997 and just this past year received the Pollock Krasner Grant. In 2002 she received the Environmental Cultural Award/Grant from the Dutch Environmental Protection Agency and the Basic Subsidy Grant from the Dutch Funding for the Arts Program. In 2005 Nikki co-curated an exhibition ?Natural Reaction? at Space B in Chelsea. Natural Reaction was a selection of 9 artists working with nature or environmental issues in their work, artists included Dan Torop and Peter Hutchinson.