Title: Visual Artist
Location: Westport, Connecticut, United States
Niki Ketchman, Artist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in painting and sculpting.
Mrs. Ketchman showed an early interest in art due to spending time with her father. As a young child, her father, who was a lawyer and also loved photography, would take her out to take pictures all around Manhattan. Upon being gifted a sketch pad from her father, she started drawing and it just evolved from there. Mrs. Ketchman started her career as a painter before becoming a sculptor and once she began sculpting she became absorbed in it. In her career, she cites the biggest highlight thus far having her work shown at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park. As a result of this exhibition, she received a review in the Boston Globe, a review in Art in America, a feature article in Sculpture Magazine and sold six large sculptures.
Growing up and developing her passion for the arts, Mrs. Ketchman continued to expand her skills and knowledge with her academic pursuits. She first received a Bachelor of Arts in fine arts, cum laude, from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1971. She later received a Master of Fine Arts from Montclair State University in 1976. For her work, she has received such accolades as the Fanconia culpture Park/Jerome Foundation Fellowship and the GTE Corporation Award from New England Exhibition. She was selected as a Weir Farm Trust Visiting artist and among the Silvermine Guild of Artists. Looking toward the future, Mrs. Ketchman has no plans of stopping or slowing down and endeavors to continue creating art and showing her work.
Recently, Mrs. Ketchman has joined the group 14 Sculptors and plans to have her work shown in various locations. She is also a member of the Artists Collective of Westport. She has previously had shows in Bell Gallery, Pindar Gallery, Kyoto Gallery, the Museum of American Art, Pickar Art Gallery, Cortland Jessup Gallery and various other galleries, museums and learning institutions across the United States. She has previously worked at the International Center of Photography, as a docent of the New Museum of Contemporary Art and as a teacher of painting, drawing and art history at Sacred Heart University and Quinnipiac College.
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