Website: nikiberg.com

Niki Berg’s work has been published in books, catalogues and monographs including “In Their Mothers’ Eyes,” “Sacred Connections, Stories of Adoption,” and “A Gate Unfastened, Mothers and Daughters.”  She is a recipient of an Artist Fellowship Award and the Catalogue Project Award from the New York Foundation for the Arts for “A Gate Unfastened.” She has received the Annenberg Medical Arts Award for “When Death Comes,” and has been a fellow at Yaddo as well as the MacDowell Artist Colonies.  Most recently she was invited to participate in Art Cart, Saving the Legacy, an intergenerational art project sponsored by Columbia University and NYU to document the work of the elder artists with the help of the graduate students.

THREADS OF GRACE: A Photography Project about Women, Words and Ancestors
“Threads of Grace” is a continuation of my interest in women and their ancestors and how words can impact the visual expression. These portraits are of women from a variety of  backgrounds, who have chosen one word that represents and connects them to the past; a word that has impacted their lives and the lives of those around them. This connection serves as a transmission from their ancestors to today. I see this work as a kind of energetic thread- a quilt of global humanity in which generations are woven together by Threads of Grace.