Niemi always works alone. Photographing, staging and acting out the characters in all of her photographs.
Her work is highly collectable – including being part of the Nion McEvoy Collection, the Hudson Bay Company Global Art Collection, and the Susanne von Meiss Collection (exhibited at C/O Berlin in 2016 with the accompanying book published by Kehrer).
Her auction record was achieved in January 2017 when Room 81 (bed), from her Do Not Disturb series, sold for a record $7,000 (almost triple the retail price), by auction house Paddle8.
She has published two books: Photographing In Costume (The Little Black Gallery, 2015) and Short Stories (Jane & Jeremy, 2016). Her third The Woman Who Never Existed will be published by Jane & Jeremy in March 2017.
Her new series The Woman Who Never Existed premiered at PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco (27-29 January 2017), and will now tour with exhibitions at Shoot Gallery in Oslo (9 March – 30 April 2017), Galerie Photo 12 in Paris (16 March – 22 April 2017), and The Little Black Gallery in London (4- 27 May 2017).
Photographing In Costume: highlights from her series Do Not Disturb, Starlets, Darlene & Me, and Short Stories will be exhibited at The Little Black Gallery from 7 February – 2 March 2017.
Niemi (b 1976) studied at the London College of Printing and Parsons School of Design in Paris and New York.