Selected works of Nikki Aulicino will be on exhibition at Green Kill from February 2 , 2019 until February 23, 2019 along with works by four other female artists including Alexa Floresta, Joyce Kubat, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, and Lynne Stone. Best hours to view this exhibition are 3-6 PM Tuesday-Saturday.
The opening celebration will be on Saturday, February 2 from 5-7 PM. Please join these five unique artists.
About Nikki Aulicino
Nicole J. Aulicino is an Ulster County resident, who studied art at SUNY New Paltz, Rockland, and Empire. The artist has exhibited at The Bistro, Varga Gallery, Catskill Art, and Far Fetched Gallery. She has been involved in the performing arts in the Hudson Valley for over 25 years.
Nicole was employed as an artist’s model for over a decade with the New Paltz Guild, Woodstock Photography, and private local artists. Nicole also received a Master’s degree in Social Work from Adelphi University, and incorporates her creative talents with her clinical expertise in order to merge the therapeutic with the creative process.
Being the first American-born generation of her Russian family, draws on the experience of her Maternal Grandmother, who restored Russian Icons, housed nesting dolls, and began developing her interpretation of iconographic work. Nicole work focuses almost exclusively on the human form, often derived from the Egyptian fertility Goddesses, and Venus of Willendorf. Experimentation in skin color is her signature, as she seeks to heal the generational trauma of her family’s immigration, and cultural loss through this work.
The work seeks influence from the contemporary American media portrayal of women in order to create an historical lineages of the progression of perception of women, specific to the subject of the reproductive organs as symbols of power.
The artist is a member of the LGBTQ, and strives to illustrate the trauma of contemporary life on the physical form throughout the life span. Through the use of wood grain, textures, and layers the artist invites the viewer to experience the weight, wear and the passage of time, as it is worn and juxtaposed with her beautiful subjects.