Nika Boyce

http://www.nikaboyce.com Artist’s Biography Nika Boyce is an emerging full time artist whose art and process reflect a lifetime of cross disciplinary experience in the arts and sciences. She began creating from an early age in a home filled with art, her mother being an artist and instructor herself. Boyce’s art evolved during years of training in Architecture and for her PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology. Her process is informed by these experiences and a zen meditation practice that has shaped her art to a minimalist semiotic exploration of shape, energy, composition. Artist's Statement My work develops as a stream of consciousness. First, broad outlines of composition are conceived simply via a kinesthetic process of meditative sketching. Second, this map is applied to canvas or paper and then further interacting forms and connections are sketched down. While this is not intended to be representative expression by any means, the forms and relationships that arise in this secondary stage are inevitably and unconsciously informed by my many years of work in fluorescence microscopy of cells. Third and finally, I use black, white, and color to form edge and line to further develop the pieces. There are broader objectives in my work that will be developed over time but each piece is meant to be internally complete as well. Nika Boyce joined Society6 on March 27, 2014

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http://www.nikaboyce.com

Artist’s Biography

Nika Boyce is an emerging full time artist whose art and process reflect a lifetime of cross disciplinary experience in the arts and sciences. She began creating from an early age in a home filled with art, her mother being an artist and instructor herself. Boyce’s art evolved during years of training in Architecture and for her PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology. Her process is informed by these experiences and a zen meditation practice that has shaped her art to a minimalist semiotic exploration of shape, energy, composition.

Artist's Statement

My work develops as a stream of consciousness. First, broad outlines of composition are conceived simply via a kinesthetic process of meditative sketching. Second, this map is applied to canvas or paper and then further interacting forms and connections are sketched down. While this is not intended to be representative expression by any means, the forms and relationships that arise in this secondary stage are inevitably and unconsciously informed by my many years of work in fluorescence microscopy of cells. Third and finally, I use black, white, and color to form edge and line to further develop the pieces. There are broader objectives in my work that will be developed over time but each piece is meant to be internally complete as well.

Nika Boyce joined Society6 on March 27, 2014.