Nicki Cherry is an artist presently based in New Haven, Connecticut and Queens, New York. Through a combination of bodily forms and found or fabricated objects, her sculptures engage with the blurry spaces between organic and inorganic things as well as our bodies and minds. Artmaking has not always been how Cherry navigated her interests in the body and mind—she initially went to the University of Chicago as an undergraduate with the intention of becoming a physicist. Upon accidentally enrolling in a sculpture course and deciding that art was a more dynamic framework to analyze her interests, she switched into the visual arts department. After graduating UChicago in 2014, she attended Tyler School of Art’s Summer Painting/Sculpture Intensive. She has exhibited her work nationally in a variety of galleries and artist-run spaces, including Icebox Project Space (Philadelphia), Archer Beach Haus, the Reva David Logan Center for the Arts, Slate Arts and Performance (Chicago), and Green Gallery (New Haven). She is currently pursuing her MFA in Sculpture at Yale School of Art.