Nicki Cherry

b. 1992, West Lafayette, IN

currently based in New Haven, CT and Brooklyn, NY



2019  MFA Candidate, Yale School of Art, Sculpture

2014  BA, University of Chicago, Visual Arts



2017  You Can Get In and Not Do Anything, Green Gallery, Yale School of Art, New Haven

2016  OPEN, Slate Arts and Performance, Chicago

Alumni Weekend Art Gallery, Reva and David Logan Center,  Chicago

Autotelic Open Studios, Chicago

2015  riding color waves, Archer Beach Haus, Chicago

Autotelic Open Studios, Chicago

F.A.M., Autotelic Studios, Chicago

2014  If They Mated, The Honey Hole, Chicago

Because Art, Hairpin Arts Center, Chicago

Observe in Solitude, 5135, Chicago

11:11, Kitchen Space, Chicago

Hot Box, ICEBOX Gallery, Philadelphia

33% more free, Reva and David Logan Center, Chicago

haha nothing is real okay, 5135, Chicago

Jam-bonbons, Harper Café, University of Chicago, Chicago

VERB, 5121 S Kenwood, Chicago

2013  TEXT: Louder Than Words, Studio 659, Whiting, Indiana

Maps, Café Logan, Chicago

2012  sightsoundspace, Southside Hub of Production, Chicago

2011  Art Off the Walls, The Smart Museum, Chicago



2014  Summer Painting and Sculpture Intensive, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia


Honors & Awards

2014  Honors track for University of Chicago's visual arts major



2017  Interview with Floorr Magazine, Issue 11, London, UK

2016  "Autotelic Studios: A Local Logan Square Workspace for Artists", The Logan Squarist

2015  The Hairy Rainbow

2014  Vita Excolatur, Spring 2014, University of Chicago

2013  American Asparagus, Issue 1, Chicago

Memoryhouse, Spring 2013, University of Chicago

Vita Excolatur, Spring 2013, University of Chicago

2012  Sliced Bread, Spring 2012, University of Chicago

2011  Sliced Bread, Spring 2011, University of Chicago



2014  VERB Magazine, Issue 1, Chicago


Lectures & Panels

2016  Leadership in the Arts, University of Chicago

Careers in the Arts, University of Chicago