artist statement

I am captivated by the ideals presented in culture. Places, people and things in are imbued with some promise of perfection, but reality is often some variation of that promise. Once the ideal is obtained, consumed or experienced, individuals can be left with a real experience that is different than the promised perfection. However, if the participant is willing to see the real experience outside the paradigm of the expected it can lead to a far more interesting encounter. My work explores our relationships with cultural ideals and the realities of these constructs. My approach to painting and sculpture hovers between contemporary minimalism and pop art.

My still life paintings are a platform for conversation about the conflict of appearance and reality. The charm of contradictions are the theme of my still life work culminating in colorful, delicious still life pieces based on childhood memories and familiar objects.
My paintings and sculptures of chrysanthemums are an exploration of the fascinating beauty that lies outside boundaries of cultural standards. The delight of asymmetry and irregular form are the focus of my creativity, resulting in extraordinary chrysanthemum portraits.

Nicci Sevier-Vuyk with her work Vacation & Adventure.

Nicci Sevier-Vuyk with her work Vacation & Adventure.


As a contemporary minimalist painter and sculptor Nicci Sevier-Vuyk creates work that highlights the mismatch of appearance and reality. Her work has a playful quality that is born out of years of working with children as a pediatric nurse. She has studied at The Glassell School of Art in Houston, Texas. Sevier-Vuyk has had two solo exhibitions at Galeria Regina and has been in many juried exhibitions. Recently her work was featured on the Jealous Curator blog and she was invited to participate in the Small Art Show at Simon Breitbard Fine Arts Gallery in San Francisco, California. In 2019 she participated in the Artist INC-Houston professional development program. Born in northern California, Sevier-Vuyk creates her work and has made her home in Houston, Texas.



I use the finest quality acrylic paint on archival, museum quality panels or gallery wrapped canvas. Each painting listed on my website has a description and dimension details. Please feel free to call or email me with any questions. Commissions are available.