Nikki Vismara is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received her Master’s Degree in Paleolithic Art from the Université Lumière in Lyon, France. She lived in France for nearly a decade and taught Art History at the university level. In addition to painting and exhibiting overseas, Vismara traveled extensively and did humanitarian work in West Africa. She co-founded an organization to help children in rural Mali access education through bicycles.

Vismara works as a fulltime multidisciplinary artist at Hunter's Point Shipyard in San Francisco. She has been a featured artist at Saks Fifth Avenue, profiled in Luxe Magazine, is an Advisory Board Member for the Asylum Foundation, and currently serves on Artspan’s Open Studio Committee. She exhibits regularly across the United States. Her work can be found in private collections in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia.