Nikita Ares

(Filipino, born 1996)

Nikita Ares creates expressive and colorful paintings and drawings. She describes her art as “[focusing] on the symbiosis between movement and energy, which inseparable relationship is translated through my work. This is deeply rooted in my fascination of the vibrations and dynamics between people, objects, and nature.”

Born in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, Ares moved to the United States at age sixteen. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle in 2018. She is based in Seattle.