Niku Kashef is a visual artist and educator living and working in Los Angeles. As a concept-driven artist, her process stems from collection and collaboration and most works are paper-based. Photographs, monoprints, and installations often deal with ideas of home/displacement and the uncanny.
Niku has shown work at local, national and international venues, including the Monterey Museum of Art (Monterey, CA), The Museum of Arts & Crafts-ITAMI (Japan), Symbol Art Gallery (Budapest, Hungary). She serves on both local and national committees for the arts including the College Art Association's Services for Artists Committee, the Julius Shulman Institute, the Board of the National Women’s Caucus for Art and she is serving her second term as President of the Southern California chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art (SCWCA). Niku has held artist talks and workshops at both National and International venues and institutions including the University of California, Santa Barbara; the London College of Communication; the Vermont Studio Center; the Yucun Museum of Art (China) and the Hungarian Multicultural Center (Budapest), the later two of which retain collections of her work. With her MFA in Visual Communication she is currently a Lecturer at California State University, Northridge and a Participating Adjunct at Woodbury University.