Nicole Nienow

Nicole Nienow was born and raised in Skokie, IL but she grew up backstage with her parents at the Lyric Opera House of Chicago. With opera as her background, she moved to Chicago for college and graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her focus is in ceramics, large scale sculpture, and puppetry. For the past six years, she has taught ceramics, puppetry, and various multi-media art classes to both children and adults at Lillstreet Arts Center. Nicole also works with various theaters around Chicago teaching puppet construction and set design. She continues to live in Chicago as a practicing artist, craftsman, puppeteer and teacher. (Bio as of 2020)

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