Niki Singleton is a Canadian painter, illustrator, and sculptor currently based in Brooklyn NY and Vancouver CA. She has undertaken residencies at Lanchonete in Sao Paulo, Brazil, La General en Manufacture in Paris, France, Hotel Maria Kappel in the Netherlands and Triangle in Brooklyn, New York. She has had solo exhibitions at GALLERY for Spring/Break Art Show and at Undercurrent Projects in NYC, the Holocaust Museum in Dallas, TX and Imagine IC in Amsterdam, NLS. Singleton’s work has been shown at the Brooklyn Museum, the Whitney Biennial, Chelsea Art Museum, White Box Gallery, Dixon Place, Bowery Poetry Club, Center For Performance Research, TSA Gallery, Underdonk Gallery, DAVID&SCHWEITZER Contemporary, Kustera Projects, The Knockdown Center, Studio 10, Norte Maar, Sideshow Gallery, Nurture Art, Brooklyn Fireproof Gallery, Triskelion Theater, and the AiOP Festival in Manhattan and Brooklyn. She holds an MFA in painting from the New York Studio School.

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Born Vancouver, BC, Canada

EDUCATION

MFA, New York Studio School, NY, NY, 2012
BFA, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada, 1998

SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2019  She-Wolf on the Border, GALLERY, Spring/Break Art Show, NYC
2016  Present Archaeology, Undercurrent Projects, LES, NY
2014  Living in the Garage, I-M-A-R, Lakeville, CT
2011  Echoes of the Lost Boys of Sudan, Holocaust Museum, Book art exhibition and signing, Dallas, TX
2009  Echoes of the Lost Boys of Sudan, Imagine Ic, Bijlmerplein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

Pride 360, Gallea, Online gallery, Montreal,https://www.gallea.ca/en/artists/niki-singleton (chosen out of 248 submissions)

New York Studio School Alumni Show, NYC, ARTSY online: https://www.artsy.net/artwork/niki-singleton-la-foret-de-pan


2019

Coast To Coast, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Coast To Coast, Betty Campbell Gallery, Chelsea, NYC

All Access: An Exhibit Exploring Rights, Justice and Community Action, 151 W30th St, NYC


2018
X Marks the Spot, New York Studio School Galleries, NY, NY (Curated by Malado Baldwin and Maia Ibar) 

Chain Reaction, Painting Center, NY, NY
Flatfile Exhibition, TSA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Extraordinarily Inverse, Center For Performance Research, Brooklyn, NY - Sculptor and Dramaturge for Choreographer Thea Little's 75 min Feminist Dance Theater piece performed twice at CPR.

2017
Flatfile Exhibition, TSA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
You’re the Puppet! By Post Election Therapy, Dixon Place, NYC - A multidisciplinary performance co-directed with Thea Little and Morgan Roddick ( Curated by CB Goodman )
Debtfair, Whitney Biennial, NYC ( Curated by Occupy Museums )
122 Days of Madness! Post Election Therapy, Underdonk Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
A Call to Action, Kustera Projects, Brooklyn, NY ( Curated by Anna Kustera )
ACLU benefit show, Brooklyn, NY
Bootstraps, SHIM Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
NASTY WOMEN, Knockdown Center, Brooklyn, NY

2016
Election Therapy, Undercurrent Projects, LES, NYC
Control Equinox, Brooklyn Museum, Metrotech Plaza & Triskellion, Brooklyn NY – Dance Theater production in collaboration with choreographer Thea Little for The Beat Festival. (Curated by Ximena Garnica & Shige Moriya, Directors, Leimey, Williamsburg, NY)
BOS 2016: “Seeking Space”, DAVID&SCHWEITZER Contemporary, Bushwick, NY (Curated by Julie Torres and Michael David)
SUPER DUPER PLEINAIRE PAINTING, UnionDocs Festival, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY (Performed with Matt Blackwell and John Berklie)
New York Studio School Invitational, Alumni Show, NYSS Gallery, NYC (Juror: Miles Manning, Elizabeth Harris Gallery)

2015
Feral City, Undercurrent Projects, LES, NYC
Twilight Beasts, IMAR, Lakeville CT (Dance theater performance created in collaboration with choreographers Thea Little and Stephanie Tack)
CONTROL QUARTZ, Leimey / Cave, Brooklyn, NY (Collaborated with choreographer Thea Little on set for dance theater piece)
3 JURORS = 3 SHOWS, NYSS Gallery, NYC
Feminist Thesaurus Results, Self-curated for Brooklyn Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Phantasm, Friday Studio Gallery, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
Sideshow Nation, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

2014
All Hands on Deck, US Department of Arts and Culture, On Lilac Steamship at Pier 25, NYC Street Art Walk in Williamsburg, Art in Odd Places, Brooklyn, NY
Shadowland - A Dance Theater production, IMAR, Lakeville, CT
Never Mind the Bollucks, Life on Mars Gallery, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
To Eat or be Eaten, Brooklyn Fireproof, Bushwick, NY (Public interactive performance with Angry Commerce)
Dadabomb, Whitebox Gallery, NYC (Commissioned by Doug Fitch and Giants Are Small and the Swiss Institute)
The Wall, Brooklyn Fireproof Gallery, Bushwick, NY The Last Brucennial, 837 Washington St., NYC

2013
Situational Junta, Bowery Poetry Club, NYC

Gentrification of the Mind, 287 Spring Gallery, Dual artist installation and performance, Soho, NY
UTOPIAS - A Dance Theater production, IMAR, Lakeville, CT
North of my Brain South of my Ass, Studio 10, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY UniteWomen.org, Women's Caucus for Art, International
Portraits of Fern, Norte Maar Gallery, Bushwick, NY


VISITING ARTIST LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS, CRITIQUES


2013 NYU, Visiting Artist Talk, Graphic Art and War Class, NYC

2013 PRATT, Brooklyn, NY, Visiting Artist at final critique.

2009 Imagine IC, The Other Sudan Festival, Amsterdam, NLS - Artist Talk, interview and discussion lead by Jelle Bouwhuis director Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam.


RESIDENCIES, AWARDS, HONORS


2019 Residency, IMPACT Artist Residency, Governors Island, NY

2015 Residency, Lanchonete, Sao Paulo, BRAZIL (lanchonete.org)

Residency, I-M-A-R, ( Co-director ) Lakeville, CT (www.i-m-a-r.org)

2014 Residency, Dawn of the Anthropocene, New York, NY

Residency, I-M-A-R, ( Co-director ) Lakeville, CT

2013 Residency, I-M-A-R, ( Co-director ) Lakeville, CT

2012 Residency, Triangle Workshop, Brooklyn, NY

2012 Awards, Artslant - 6th Showcase Winner - Painting

2011 Award, Artslant - 5th Showcase Winner - Combined Media

2010 Award, Artslant - 4th Showcase Winner - Painting

2010 Grant, LCU Fund, New York, NY

2009 Residency, Knock On Woods - Roaming Residency, Hoorn,

NLS Residency, Hotelmariakapel, Hoorn, NLS

Residency, Kunstfort Bij Vijfhuizen, Vifhuizen, NLS

2008 – 2009 Residency, La Générale En Manufacture, Sevres, FRANCE


PUBLICATIONS AS ARTIST


2017 Queer City, Graphic Journal, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2016-2018 Regular Artwork Contributor, Arts Everywhere Platform, Musagetes, Guelf, Ontario CAN
2015 Counter-Clockwise, Monthly political comic series published on The Mantle, an online political journal, NYC
2012, OWS Hosting PDF, Illustration/Design Artist. Host an Occupier PDF to be used throughout the US. Produced with Todd Lester, Brooklyn, NY.
2011-2012, Coming Out of the Web 2.0 Closet, Comic Strip Artist.
Online tragic/comic strip Facebook project produced in collaboration with activist Todd Lester, Brooklyn, NY.
2008-2009, Echoes of the Lost Boys of Sudan, NIA/DTA Non-Profits, Texas, USA, Paris, Amsterdam, NY. Graphic Novel Artist.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS


Karen Wilken, Hudson Arts Review, At The Galleries, NY, 2018 Issue

Malado Baldwin, Hyperallergic, Curators Debate the Pros and Cons of All-Women’s Art Shows, NY, 2018

Adam Lehrer, Forbes.com, 7 Intriguing Artistic Eyes Spotted at The New York Studio School Alumni Exhibition, 2016

Cara Vincent, ARTEFUSE, DAVID&SCHWEITZER Contemporary Kicks Off Bushwick Open Studios With a Coming-of-Age Story of Brooklyn Art in the Present and Future, 2016

Joanna C. Valente, Luna Luna Magazine, Feral city is the Coolest Art Collaboration Right Now, 2015

Ben Sutton, Hyperallergic, Your Concise Guide to the 2015 Bushwick Open Studios, June 1, 2015

Dimitri, Newly Swissed, Dada Birthday Bash - When Zürich Meets New York, 2014

AIOP, Press Release, 2014

Lakeville Journal, Front cover Interview on IMAR, Lakeville, CT, US, 2013

World Policy Institute Journal, Echoes of the Lost Boys of Sudan: Excerpts From Graphic Novel (blog), Nov 30, 2012.

Brooklyn Rail, Brucennial show Ad, Brooklyn, NY, March 2012

Goodreads, Echoes of the Lost Boys of Sudan, US, 2011

Emmy Abdul Alim, Radio Interview, IOL Radio, Cairo, Egypt, April 28, 2009

Arts Africa, The Other Sudan Arts Festival, exhibition announcement with photograph, Amsterdam, The NLS, Sept 2009

The Other Sudan Arts Festival online blog

Jelle Bouwhuis director Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Interview, Nov 5, Imagine IC, Amsterdam, NLS, 2009