Alumna Nikki Couppee at Ombre Gallery
Nikki Couppee, M.F.A. alumna in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling '11, has a solo exhibition titled Lucent at Cincinnati's Ombre Gallery from June 8 - July 16, 2017. Couppee examines questions of authenticity and status in her jewelry making. “I seek to create opulent jewelry that is reminiscent of royal jewelry but made out of quotidian materials instead of precious gems and metals,” she says. “Plexiglass, brass and found objects stand in for gemstones, gold and pearls in my asymmetrically designed pieces.” She currently live in Oakland, California. The Ombre Gallery, which shows and sells contemporary art jewelry, is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and is located at 4011A Allston Street in Cincinnati, Ohio.