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Studio Sessions: Nikki Romanello

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Welcome back to Studio Sessions and the interview with my next guest, Nikki Romanello.

Nikki earned a BFA in sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008, and an MFA in sculpture from the Pratt Institute in 2011. A majority of her pieces involve casting bones and entire skeletons in various materials, and place these paleontological artifacts in a new context. In other works, she deals with microorganisms or actual animal remnants to create scientifically-inspired installations.

Listen as she explains her process of re-contextualizing scientific objects in an artistic venue, and her interest in the life forms she chooses to work with.

About Author

Matt Kuhlman is an artist, writer, and journalist originally from Lawrence, KS. He earned his BFA in printmaking from the University of Kansas, and a Master's in journalism, also from the University of Kansas. His artwork has appeared in dozens of shows throughout the past decade, and Big Red & Shiny is the fourth online publication his work has appeared in. Currently in the Boston area, he has also lived in Albuquerque, Milwaukee, New York City, and rural Kentucky.

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