Nika Feldman: About

Education

Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM, BA: Major – Indigenous Liberal Studies, Minor – Community Wellness, President’s List, Alpha Chi, 2018-2021
Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan, MFA Level – Research Student: Textiles, 2007-2009
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Canada, BFA: Major – Textiles, Minor – Art History, 1999-2002
Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan, Exchange Program, Major – Textiles, 2001
Pratt Institute, New York, NY, Major – Fashion Design, Dean’s List, 1990-1991

Awards

Arts Nova Scotia, Professional Development Grant, 2016
Canada Council for the Arts, Project Creation Grant, 2015
Canada Council for the Arts, Project Research Grant, 2011
Japanese Government Scholarship, Monbukagakusho: MEXT, Kyoto City, Japan 2007-2009
Ontario Craft Council, Volunteer Committee Scholarship 2005
Ontario Arts Council, Project Research Grant 2005
David H. Kaye Award, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition – Decorative/Applied Arts 2004
Canada Council for the Arts, Project Creation Grant, 2004
Craft Studio Residency & Merit Scholarship, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON 2003
Vermont Arts Council, Project Opportunity Grant 2003
Canada Council for the Arts, Project Creation Grant 2003

Exhibitions-Solo

SPIRITS IN THE MATERIAL WORLD Jan 25 – March 23 2019, Form & Concept, Santa Fe, NM
SHADOW SOUL SILHOUETTES, Dec. 21 2016 – Jan. 30 2017, Waring Downtown, Beverly, MA
SORO SORO BORO BORO March 17-29, 2009, Sheep’s Public Gallery, Kyoto City, Japan
HOMAGE February 18-23, 2009, Honen-in, Kyoto City, Japan
MEDITATION March 15-26, 2008, Ishida Taiseisha Hall, Kyoto City, Japan
RECYCLED PRAYERS Oct. 25- Dec. 25, 2004, Gallery in the Woods, Brattleboro, VT
WHO’S AFRAID OF THE RAG TRADE Sept. 3-26, 2004, Hooker Dunham Gallery, VT
OUR SKINS Feb 2-March 27, 2004, The Harris-Warke Gallery, Red Deer, Alberta
WINDOW WORKS May 30-June 13, 2003, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, VT
FLORALIST March 11-16, 2002, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

Exhibitions-Juried

FEMINIST ART IN THE TRUMP ERA Sep 11 – Nov 1 2020, Axle Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
LIVE WIRE: MATERIALS OF A REVOLUTION July 31 – Oct 10 2020, Form & Concept, Santa Fe, NM
TEES & TABS, May 9- 29, 2016, Hermes Gallery, Halifax NS
HERE, THERE & EVERYWHERE/TransCultural Exchange, April 2011, Hampden Galleries, Amherst, MA
ECHO TOUR March 23-29, 2009, Kyoto City Prefectural Building, Kyoto City, Japan
ANNIE E. BROWN Feb 1- April 12, 2009, Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON
ART EXCHANGE SHOW February 5-11, 2008, Art Forum JARFO, Kyoto City, Japan
TRASHFORMATIONS 2007-2005, Traveling USA:
-Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, Ohio, February 4-April 1, 2007
-Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, September 16-October 29, 2006
-Copia: The American Museum for Wine, Food and The Arts, Napa, C, Jan. 2006
-Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts, January 15-August 28, 2005
AWARD WINNERS June 17-September 2, 2005, Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto, ON
FIBERWORKS 2005-2004, Traveling Canada:
-Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, May 20-July 3, 2005
-Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario, August 26-October 10, 2004
MEMBERS’ SHOW Feb 6-March 1, 2003, Fiber Art Center, Amherst, MA
IF IMAGES SPEAK 1000 WORDS July 21-Aug. 5, 2002, Roundhouse CC, Vancouver, BC
FOR ALL TO SEE March 8-23, 2001, The Exhibition Room, Halifax, NS
ARTRAGEOUS MASQUERADE October 31, 2001, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS

Exhibitions-Group

THE NEW WAVE October 25-December 30, 2012 Flatrocks Gallery, Gloucester, MA
KYOTO CITY UNIVERSITY OF ARTS MASTERS’ EXHIBITION 2009, 2008
-Kyoto City Municipal Museum of the Arts, February 11-15 ‘09/ February 13-17 ‘08, Japan
SHEEP’S GRAND OPENING Dec. 20, 2008-Jan. 15 2009, Sheep’s Public Gallery, Japan
KYOTO CITY UNIVERSITY OF ARTS FOREIGN STUDENT EXHIBITION 2009, ’08, ’01
-Kyoto Art Center, December 3-9 ‘09/ December 2-9 ‘08/ December 7-17 ’01, Japan
KYOTO UNIVERSITY OF ARTS MASTERS’ TEXTILE CLASS 2008, 2001
-Kyoto University of Arts Dai Gallery, October 15-19 ‘08/ June 10-15 ’08
-Kyoto University of Arts Sho Gallery, November 27- December 3, 2001
BITS PIECES AND PARTS 2005, John Stienberg & Associates, Toronto, ON
SHADOW BOXES Oct 13-21, 2004, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, ON
APRON TALES July 9-September 19, 2004, York Quay Gallery, Toronto, ON
SAME TIME SAME PLACE Jan 30- March 7, 2004, York Quay Gallery, Toronto, ON
VISIONS AND VOICES March 7-28, 2003, Hooker Dunham Gallery, Brattleboro, VT
ANONYMOUS WOMAN Dec 3-10, 2001, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS
NSCAD PRINTS March 13-17, 2001, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

Exhibitions-Collaborative

THE TRAVELLING RAG ROBES OF ASIA
-Gojo Rakuen, Kyoto, Japan March 11-13, 2011
-Hampden Gallery, Amherst, MA March 31- April 18, 2011
-Toyama Gallery, Toyama Prefecture, Japan December 3, 2010
QUILTS FROM THE BEGGARS’ CAMP
-International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska October 5-9, 2010
-Riverviews Gallery, Lynchburg, Virginia August 6-September 6, 2010

Exhibitions-Curated

FROM THE STREET, ROOFTOP, SKY Oct. 17-29, ’09, Sheep’s Public Gallery, Kyoto City, Japan
PAPER March 2- 15, 2009, Sheep’s Public Gallery, Kyoto City, Japan
RINA’S WORLD February 16- 28, 2009, Sheep’s Public Gallery, Kyoto City, Japan
OUTSIDER ART February 1-14, 2009, Sheep’s Public Gallery, Kyoto City, Japan
INTO THE BLUE January 17- 30, 2009, Sheep’s Public Gallery, Kyoto City, Japan
THE SHEEP’S SHOW Dec 20, 2008-January 15, 2009, Sheep’s Public Gallery, Kyoto City, Japan
ELECTRIC ECLECTIC July 30- Aug 3, 2004, Harbourfront Center, Toronto, ON

Instructor

Immigration Services Association of Nova Scotia, Guest Artist/Workshop Instructor, July 27-31, 2019, Halifax, NS
NSCAD University, Summer Faculty, May 30-June 21, 2018 & 2019, Halifax, NS
U.S. Department of Defense Schools, Guest Artist/Workshop Instructor, April 15-30, 2017, Vicenza, Italy
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Guest Artist/ Workshop Instructor, 2010-2013, Boston, MA
Dharavi Biennale, Guest Artist/Workshop Instructor, February 2013, Mumbai, India
The Putney School, Summer Program, Wearable Arts Instructor, June 26- August 6, 2006, VT
Sheridan College, Textile Instructor, Spring Semester 2005, Oakville, ON, Canada
Art Gallery of Ontario, Education Dept, Art Camp Leader, March Break 2005, Toronto, ON
Harbourfront Centre, Craft Studios, High School Workshop Instructor, Feb. 2- 6, 2005, Toronto, ON
York Quay Gallery, Gallery Kids, Art Workshop Instructor, Oct 2- Dec 30, 2004, Toronto, ON
Sketch, Arts Free School, Textile Instructor, August 4- 27, 2004, Toronto, ON
Craft Studios, Harbourfront Centre, Textile Instructor, 2003- 2004, Toronto, ON
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Con Ed, Textile Instructor, 2000- 2002, Halifax, NS
The Boys & Girls Club of America, Clothing Design Instructor 1998-1999, Brattleboro, VT

Artist Talks

Form & Concept, Santa Fe, NM 2019
Paula Estey Gallery, Newburyport, MA 2017
U.S. Department of Defence School, Vicenza, Italy 2017
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Halifax, NS 2016
Manitoba Craft Council, Winnipeg, MB 2014
Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON 2013

Fashion/Costume/Textile Design

Adivasi, Textile Design 2002-2003, 2010, Rajasthan, India & Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
Blackfly Productions: TV Series II & I, Wardrobe Assistant 2000-2001, Hubbards, NS
Hells Bells Production, Feature Film: Goddass, Costume Designer 1996-1998, NY, NY
Warner Brothers Music Video & Record Release: Cibo Matto, Costume Designer 1995, NY, NY
Love-Cobain Inc., Personal Clothing Designer: Courtney Love 1994-1996, NY, NY
R.E.M, Fashion Stylist: Album Cover 1994, Custom Clothing Designer: The Grammies’93, NY
NIKA Clothing Line: Wholesale/Retail, Independent Clothing Designer 1992-1996, NY, NY
Revamping Retro/Three Jills and a Jack: Clothing Boutiques, Proprietor 1992-1996, NY, NY
STOP TV: Walter Cessna, Fashion Stylist 1992, NY, NY
Betsey Johnson, Design Assistant: Sample Cutter 1991-1992, Intern 1990-1991, NY, NY

Textile Related Volunteer Work

Quilts for Kids, Kathmandu, Nepal 2009-2010
FPMT: Dolma Ling Community Center, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 2008
Shankh Khiid (monastery at Shankh), Ovorkhangai, Mongolia 2008