Niki Nolin - Columbia College Chicago

Niki Nolin

Associate Professor


Niki Nolin is a media artist celebrating 26 years at Columbia College Chicago. Niki received the Distinguished Teaching Fellowship in 2010 and teaches foundations studio, drawing, imaging, time-based media, installation and experimental website design as an associate professor in the Art and Art History department.

Niki is a media artist who works to blend painting, drawing and poetry with motion, interaction, installation and performance. Working collaboratively with artists and poets, her focus is to arouse in the viewer the conviction of a reality which exists in the spaces between words and images; intuitive gaps and leaps of faith, text and voice over time, and the disassociations and non-linearities of thought-play and choice - a digital rendering of mind and universe.

Projects include work for Art Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Woman Made Gallery, UCLA, Chicago Cultural Center, Greenleaf Art Center, Rogers Park Art Alliance, International Digital Media Arts Association (iDMAa), International Calligraphy Organization, eNarrative Roundtable Boston, the College Art Association, SIGGRAPH and many others.

MFA in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

BFA in Painting from Rockford College

Niki Nolin,

office: 623 S. Wabash, 400C, Chicago, IL

studio: Greenleaf Art Center, 1806 Greenleaf, Chicago, IL

Instructional Areas

Image, Motion, Story, Technology, Interdisciplinarity, Collaboration, Empathy, Understanding, Mentorship

Creative Practice and Research Interests

Woman, Community, Collaboration, Recycling Media, Poetry, Teaching


B.F.A., Art Rockford College 1983
M.F.A., Art & Technology School of The Art Institute of Chicago 1992