Nikki Devereux

The focus of my work is photographic portraiture, with an emphasis on telling stories through body language and eye contact. Mixed media allows me to take my portraiture a step further, intimating deeper stories with texture, color and movement.

My first solo exhibition was held at The Studio@620 in St. Petersburg, FL, included 20 works, and was attended by over 200 people. I also participate in group exhibitions on a regular basis.
I am in endless pursuit of new artistic techniques and knowledge. I studied large format film photography under Jim Stone of the University of New Mexico at Penland School of Arts and Crafts in North Carolina. I have also completed several art history and design courses through California Institute of the Arts, and am currently learning encaustic painting.

Wanderlust has taken me all over the world. I have lived in several cities in the US, and I currently call St. Petersburg, FL home. Travel and exploration will always be a catalyst in my art.
I am a member of the Warehouse Arts District, I volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters and Leadership St. Pete, and strive to better my community whenever possible.

“Part of what I love about using mixed media is the fact that I am repurposing materials that would otherwise be discarded,” she says. Formerly from Pittsburgh, St. Petersburg-based Devereux has lived and worked in Ecuador, New York and Asheville. Devereux studied under Jim Stone of the University of New Mexico at Penland School of Arts and Crafts, an experience, she says, that reawakened her passion for darkroom work and silver gelatin printing. Active in the arts community and the community at large, Devereux, is a member of the St. Petersburg Warehouse Arts District and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity.

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