Nikki Vismara is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and completed a Master’s Degree specializing in Paleolithic Art at the Université Lumière in Lyon, France. Vismara lived in France for nearly a decade where she taught English & Art History at the university level, traveled extensively, and did humanitarian work in West Africa. She decided to move back to her native California after spending a summer in San Francisco learning how to make bikes out of bamboo.

Vismara currently lives in San Francisco and works as a full time artist at Hunter's Point Shipyard Artist Studios. She exhibits regularly in the Bay Area & Palm Springs and has has been a featured artist at Saks Fifth Avenue & Neiman Marcus. Vismara currently serves on Artspan’s Open Studio Committee and oversees the Fall Art Bike Tour. Her work can be found in private collections in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Amsterdam, England, South Korea, and Australia.