Nikki Peck is an artist living and working in Vancouver, BC on the
unceded, traditional and ancestral xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories. Peck's work examines and explores the depiction of sexuality and the female form in contemporary society. Specifically focusing on the female form in current society, Peck’s work investigates the plurality of ways in which the gaze, feminist art practices, sexuality, censorship, and historical events have shaped, defined, and conditioned the perception of the female nude in art. By studying and researching the theories behind the gazes, her work intends to subvert and refuse the male gaze, in an attempt to place the feminine queer gaze at the forefront of artistic inquiry.