Nicki Crock is an artist who grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, living in the same house for most of her childhood. It wasn’t until she was in her late teens and early twenties that she began her reluctantly nomadic lifestyle. Each new place was a new challenge, a chance to re-evaluate and make comparisons to her old home and community. This movement and tension is what influences her current art making. Having settled for the time being in Columbus Ohio where she completed her MFA, she continues to make art about nostalgia, change, and her search for home. She tells the stories of place and transformation using both found and constructed materials, examining the elements of home, house and community through varied mediums including sculpture, installation, and performance. Nicki Crock is a Member of French Leave Collective, a diverse community of artists working out of central Ohio.