Who I Am
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.
Born to a German-Israeli family, Nicki grew up in Munich; the contrast of her heritage informs her work on a conceptual level, as she explores to create balance by bringing together opposing elements. Exploring empowerment and inner transformation is a constant in her work.
Her extensive background in the fashion industry contributes to her sculpting process. She weaves her fashion design pattern-making experience into her work process, and applies it to sculpting with metal and wood. She molds and configures materials that at first seem unyielding to create evocative and thought-provoking works of art.
Her work has been featured at Silicon Valley Sculpture 2020, 2021, and 2022, at Burning Man 2019, at BottleRock Napa 2022, at Julie Zener Gallery in San Anselmo, and at Art Ventures Gallery in Menlo Park. She received an honoraria grant from the Burning Man Arts Foundation for her large-scale sculpture, “Taking Flight,” currently displayed at the Petaluma Arts Center. In 2020 she was selected for an artist collaboration under the Sonoma Reopening Grant program funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.
She has also been a build crew member for David Best Temples, working on art installations for the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C. and the Oakland Museum of California.
Public and Private Commissions:
Nicki Adani creates custom indoor and outdoor art pieces that bring life and beauty to public and private spaces. Her aesthetic has a modern contemporary feel meant to inspire and uplift the viewer. Her innovative installations enhance spaces for human interaction and enjoyment.
She brings her own artistic eye to each project, paying attention to the natural environment, incorporating the effects of light and shadow. She pays careful attention to the requirements of the space itself. She creates unique sculptural art pieces that provide an ever changing visual experience for the viewer.
Her private commissions include unique paintings and sculptural art. She also takes everyday functional elements and turns them into custom designed art pieces. These include fountains, gates, fences, light fixtures, room dividers, fireplace screens and sliding doors. She transforms these everyday objects into art that can become the focal point for a room or an outdoor environment.