Nikita Zook is a multidisciplinary artist and illustrator living and working in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She makes art to discover and creates work that is decidedly positive and often whimsical. Nikita’s studio practice has always been self-guided and self-motivated and much of her work is very personal. Through the process of making, she explores ideas of self, vulnerability, imagination, and meaning. She works primarily with paper and ink, but also uses watercolor, gouache, her iPhone, and cut up magazines and is always experimenting with new techniques and materials.
March through July 2016, she completed her first 100 day project focused on hand lettering and shared a quote each day for 100 days on Instagram @just_make_things, establishing creative habits and productive risk taking. In December 2016, she focused on drawing and digital design, and shared an original sketch or image every day for 30 days. She is currently in the middle of 365 days of making in 2017. The best way to follow her work is on Instagram @nikita.zook.