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Born in London, England, Niki Hildebrand lived and worked in Belfast, Northern Ireland before moving to Wilmington, NC. She has shown her work in exhibitions internationally and sold in England, Ireland, Sweden, New Zealand and the United States.
Hildebrand’s glass art packs a powerful, colorful punch. The luminous glass she morphs helps refine her vision. "If I can say glass spoke to me, it wouldn't be far off; the glass was calling me. The basics of my work is line and color, and I express these through different techniques. My creative process relies on a constant need to make notes and drawings. I gather inspiration from the beauty of life in our coastal surroundings as well as in the human figure. I call myself a colorist and while in England, I belonged to The Colour Group of Great Britain, headed by Roy Osbourne."
Hildebrand graduated from the London Institute, Chelsea College of Art and Design and then from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. She has received grants and awards, including the WH Mellon Foundation Grant and scholarships to the Pilchuck School of Glass and Penland School of Crafts. Hildebrand has taught art at University of North Carolina, Cameron Art Museum and assisted at Rhode Island School of Design and Penland School of Crafts.