Nikkole Huss, MFA (studio art – The School of the Art Institute of Chicago), is a visual artist. She is Arts Division chair, professor of art, director of the Ferguson Art Gallery and curator of the art collection at Concordia University Chicago. Her work nods to the history of landscape art by encouraging the exploration and preservation of nature.
Her 2019 solo show, Vanishing Landscapes at Gallery UNO Projektraum Berlin was juried into 48 Stunden Neukölln, the largest independent festival of the arts in Berlin. For 48 hours, the district of Neukölln is transformed into an art hub filled with galleries and unique spaces that can attract more than 70,000 visitors. In 2020, her installation from the festival was featured in Berlin Art Week and Rome Art Week. In 2021 and 2022, Huss returned to 48 Stunden Neukölln, Berlin Art Week and Rome Art Week with new installations. Additional representation with Gallery UNO Projektraum Berlin, includes: the Tokyo International Art Fair in Japan, Berliner Liste in Germany, Gallery UNO in Chicago and the Civic Museum of Santa Marinella, Castello di Santa Severa in Italy.
Several universities have featured her work in solo shows such as Lewis University in Romeoville, IL; North Central College in Naperville, IL; Saint Xavier University in Chicago, IL; Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN; Saginaw Valley State University in University Center, MI; and Auburn University in Auburn, AL. Her show at Auburn’s Biggin Gallery displayed an installation created in response to the Quilts of Gee’s Bend exhibition held concurrently at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art.
Examples of her group exhibitions include: Soho20 Chelsea Gallery, NY; MM Galleries, San Francisco, CA; Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, IL; 3 Arts Club of Chicago, IL; Space 301, Mobile, AL; and Atrium Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland.
Her art has been featured in the Chinese edition of Art Bulletin magazine; Artist of the Month at R&F Handmade Paints in Kingston, New York; The Legacy Continues: The Chicago Society of Artists by Jane Stevens and Living Artists by Ivy Sundell.