Nikki VirbitskyStudied at Keystone College and Hussian School of Art
Nikki Virbitsky has been educating through art in Philadelphia since 2001, when she began holding art workshops in public schools throughout the region. In 2002, she co-founded Art Hour, a low cost art program for pre-school and grade school children in the city. Her love of teaching brought her to Fleisher in 2005.
Ms. Virbitsky's artistic vision is one filled with candy, vintage toys, and the remains of pop culture. Her imaginative work is a delicious mishmash of syrupy cute and deviously eerie. Her paintings and embroideries have been shown at galleries locally and nationally including Mew Gallery, The Kin Ship Gallery, and Village Art Center. Nikki's commissions are part of private collections throughout the nation, and her unique hand-dyed and handspun yarn is used by fiber artists from around the globe.
Additional examples of Nikki Virbitsky's work may be seen on the artist's website.
Image: Geek Love, gouache, acrylic and ink on wood, 2009