Niki Holmes studied Fine Art at University of the West of England and Universite de Marseilles, before graduating as a painter from the Royal Academy Schools in 1996. She went on to study Multimedia at Westminster College, London.
Since then she has taught as a visiting tutor at the City of Guild School, the Royal College of Art, the Architecture Association, The Mary Ward Centre and the Shrewsbury School.
Niki has been engaged as a an Artist creative facilitator on a diverse range cross-disciplinary and collaborative projects with scientists, technologists, engineers, architects and with other artists, as in individual and in her capacity working with b-consultants ltd and on secondment with the collaborative arts unit of the Arts Council.
Her work has been exhibited in many contexts including, the Proud Galleries, RA, RCA, ICA, Barbican, MOMA Dublin, John Moores, Edinburgh City Museum and the Imperial War Museum and She has work in a number of private and company collections including, Rio TInto Zinc, NatWest, RBS, M&G Capital and AT Kearney.
She has a board experiences working in community context as a Project Artist working alongside charities, statutory organisations, community groups and schools in South Africa and the UK, to promote and enable access and participation in visual and decorative arts to those affected by HIV.
Niki has worked extensively in Arts in Healthcare as an independent consultant, as Hospital Arts Coordinator for Sherwood Forest Hospitals and as an Arts integration consultant on the Skanska Design Enhancement team.
In 2012 Niki completed a PGCE and is developing a another strand to her career providing peripatetic teaching of Art and Design in Shropshire. Niki has facilitated or taught either fine art or scenic arts at the Shrewsbury School since 2013.
Niki's self-initiated research and commissioned projects have resulted in a diverse body of work: from virtual reality to large scale environmental and heritage installations and theatre sets to intimate landscapes and small meditation mandala.
Paint remains at the heart of her practise as her primary medium of expression.