Nicki Adani is a Bay Area sculptor, designer and painter. She studied fashion design at the French Design School ESMOD, and worked as a designer in Europe, New York and California. Before moving to the United States, she apprenticed with a number of artists in Germany. In 2016 she began studying sculpture, as well as ceramics, welding and metal fabrication.
She was born in Munich, and the two sides of her ancestry include both the persecutors and victims of the Holocaust. This clash of polar opposites informs her work on a conceptual level, as she explores contrast and conflict, and the need to find a sense of balance. Nicki brings her design and pattern making experience into her sculpting process, enjoying the challenge of building in wood and steel. She molds and configures materials that at first seem unyielding to create unusual works of art.