Blair, Nikki

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Grotesque beauty 2007 1353 "My recent work explores the duality of beauty and the grotesque coexisting simultaneously within a singular sculptural form. I seek to make work that paradoxically seduces the viewer with the promise of beauty even as it repels in its cultivation of...
Explorations in labor and material as makers of place. 2010 1437 This thesis paper contains a descriptive analysis of works produced by the author for the 2010 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition at the Weatherspoon Art Museum which runs from May 2nd through June 6th, 2010. The pieces included in the exhibition challenge pre...
An awkward specimen: deconstructing the body and the mental spaces in which it inhabits 2011 1103 The written portion of the thesis is an analysis of the conceptual and aesthetic concerns of a series of artworks exploring the effects and relationships of medical and technological interventions on the body. My M.F.A. thesis installation includes v...
Like this you will live on forever: memory, the keepsake and the photograph 2015 939 This paper explores the underlying philosophies, research and artistic context to the artworks The Presence of Absence, Family Tree, Apart/Together, and Family Home included in the MFA thesis exhibition at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, April through J...
Groomings 2016 481 The lessons of dedication, frugality, and contemplation I shared with my childhood pony serve as the foundations of my disposition and edify my visual language. In order to seek clarity in these lessons and connect with others through them, I turn to...
The body shop 2016 362 The Body Shop is a body of work made up of reinterpreted machines and products used to pursue our ideal self. My sculptures, including Moist-Erratic, All-in-Wall, The Body Bits Variety Pack, Snares Hair-Care, and others are all available for an indiv...
Fossiling the tideline: sculpture as a festival of experiment 2017 383 I am fascinated by the delicious peculiarities of the everyday and the surprising richness to be found in the minutiae. Using sculpture and installation, I create immersive worlds that function as a stranger, more highly saturated version of reality....
Busy work 2018 172 Busy Work is a thesis about finding my feminism. For two years I investigated my feelings surrounding my roles as a woman and an artist. I realized early on that things are not often as they appear, opinions are often tightly held, and nothing can be...
Unexpected utility 2018 378 My work explores imaginative relationships between objects and their function. Using both kinetic and interactive elements I ask questions of the precarious relationship between utility and futility. Looking for unusual, unorthodox, or unexpected way...