Cart 0
"Out of Sight, Out of Mind" –  Niky Motekallem

Niky Motekallem

"Out of Sight, Out of Mind" – Niky Motekallem

$ 450.00
– Personal Narrative, Tales, and Memory–

Light Grey Art Lab 5th year anniversary exhibition

tobeyou is a special exhibition featuring 100 international illustrators, designers, and makers of all types. The exhibition celebrates individuals within the creative community, showcasing the beauty of personal narratives, stories, memory, and diversity. Each artist has created new work that emphasizes their practice, style, personality, and uniqueness through hand-pulled screen prints, framed original paintings, zines, small sculptures, photographs and more. 
tobeyou is on display March 3rd - April 15th, 2017.

You can view the gallery and archive of artwork here.


Niky Motekallem

Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Gouache and pencil on vellum in an antique frame
Original Artwork
20" x 12"

About this piece:

Bats hanging from their crystalline cave ceiling, looking down onto a strange scenery that their weary eyes have never seen or perhaps just forgotten.

About this artist:

Niky Motekallem is a recent MFA Illustration graduate from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, originally from Ohio. She now lives in the Twin Cities

She depicts flora and fauna in beautiful decay. Death isn't the end in her narrative. But rather a cycle of matter and energy. Sometimes Niky will write and illustrate eerie stories. Especially those about home.

When she isn't working in the studio, Niky is snuggling cats, drinking all the tea, exploring antique shops, walking through forests for floral bouquets, and watching silly volleyball anime.


Purchasing Limited Edition Prints:
All prints are made per order on archival, premium matte paper with archival inks. Prints will be individually wrapped in a poly bag and shipped in a rigid cardboard tube within one week of your purchase.  For national orders, you can expect your purchased print(s) within 10 days of purchase, while international shipping will vary. **We are a small team and are only able to fill orders on Wednesdays and Fridays. As soon as your package has filled, you will receive an email confirmation and tracking number. There may be short processing period between packaging and shipping. We are not responsible for stolen, damaged, or unclaimed packages.  

Purchasing Originals:
If you purchase an original artwork from the exhibition, it will be carefully packaged and shipped after the closing of the exhibition. You will be notified when your package has shipped. We send all originals with tracking, insurance, and signature confirmation. 

Please check out FAQ page for more details about shipping and notifications.
If you are purchasing multiple works or have questions, please send us a note to We would be happy to help!

Thank you for your support!


Share this Product

More from this collection