Deconstructed Artichoke Press
1409 Del Paso Blvd
About Deconstructed Artichoke Press
Nikki Thompson is a book artist (aka Deconstructed Artichoke Press), poet, and happily failed architect. She fled Southern California for UC Berkeley, where she earned a degree in architecture and remained in the Bay Area to earn her MFA in creative writing and book arts from California College of the Arts in 2002. In addition to almost winning prizes for her poetry (a runner-up for the Earl Weaver Baseball Writing Prize and a nominee for a Pushcart Prize), her art explores architecture, feminism, and the politics of work through the mixed media of bookmaking, printmaking, and collage. Her work has been awarded First Prize at Gallerie Renee Marie and a Purchase Prize at 23 Sandy Gallery. She has also received the College Book Arts Association Project Assistance Grant. She currently resides in Sacramento, California, with her husband and daughter.