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Nikki Rayburn '11

Assistant Registrar & Academic Advisor

Dept. : Registrar

Nikki Rayburn received an MFA in Craft/Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013 and a BFA in Woodworking & Furniture Design from Maine College of Art in 2011. Her work embraces traditional craft techniques, with training in woodworking, textiles, and basketry construction, and aims to honor the laborious and physical nature of one’s making practice. Nikki has taught woodworking courses and workshops at VCU, MECA&D, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and has worked in art handling and gallery management, most recently as Assistant Director of Exhibitions at the ICA and MECA&D. She currently serves as Assistant Registrar & Academic Advisor at Maine College of Art & Design.


● Work collected by The Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond, VA

● 2014 MECA&D Stephen Pace House Residency award

● VCUarts Graduate Research Grant recipient for a research trip to London

● Curated Made in LA, an interactive exhibition of the thriving yet often hidden creative makers in Lewiston-Auburn, Maine, showcasing the ideas, processes and products driven by innovation and dependent on traditional and contemporary design solutions.

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