SAMSTAG ALUMNI 1996

Nike Savvas
Born 1964, Sydney, Australia

Nike Savvas' often beautiful ensembles comfortably resist descriptive reduction, conceived as they are on a layered platform of critical enquiry, for example of form, colour and language. Operating ostensibly through abstract, coded and formalist methodologies, Savvas also invests her work with historical and allegorical references, sometimes redolent of her Greek and migrant heritage.

The dimensions of her practice are well communicated in Untitled, a 1994 installation which functions not only as ironic metaphor for the 19th century colour theory of Seurat, but, in its extraordinary kinetic effect, as a kind of celebration of post-modern upheaval

Ross Wolfe from the 1996 Samstag catalogue, Samstag's Class of '96
 
1996 Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship
1996 Associate Research Program, Goldsmiths College, University of London, United Kingdom
1994 Master of Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
1992 Diploma in Education (Secondary Education), University of Sydney, Australia  
1990 Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney , Australia
1988 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts), Sydney College of the Arts, Australia