Nikki Pike, M.F.A.

Nikki Pike

Nikki Pike, M.F.A.

Teaching Professor
Visual Art
COLU 1001

Curriculum Vitae


Nikki Pike is an Artist and Activist committed to serving the community through her art practice and role as an educator. Through the use universally positive human experiences such as curiosity, music, surprise, and gifting along with the influence of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, she spreads values of empowerment, vulnerability and connection in the form of experience as opposed to product. Nikki sees herself as a Cultural Agent working together with local communities promoting activity and creativity. With her an expansive practice, Nikki straddles Public Arts, Social Sculpture, Service Art and is exploring ideas of Relief Art intended to aide communities responding to disaster. Her methods start from the ideals of democracy and her work has been featured at the Denver Art Museum, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, and Art Basel Miami to name a few. 


  • M.F.A. University of South Florida
  • B.F.A. University of Colorado at Denver
  • Scottish Sculpture Workshop: Lumsden, Scotland

Courses Taught

Lower Division

  • VA 1010: 2D Foundations
  • VA 1040: Drawing Foundations
  • VAPA 1100: Art in Time and Space

Upper Division

  • VA 2000/3000: Special Topics - Art & Democracy
  • VA 2000/3000: Special Topics - Graphic Design

Recent Work

Aurous Trove, 2017
Aurous Trove, 2017