Artist Nikki Lau was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. She received her MFA with a concentration in Ceramics at Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA. Penn State awarded her the Bunton Waller Assistantship. She received her BA in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA in 2008.
She is an Americorps Alumni and her work in 2011 with Public Allies/ Americorps was a pivotal moment in her art practice. Her themes shifted to identity politics and social justice. She uses large scale installations to unpack inequalities and challenge social hierarchies. She currently lives in Philadelphia and works for Fleisher Art Memorial and The Clay Studio.
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