Niso, born in 1957, opened his first art studio under the direction of the Haifa University Art Department while still in high school. In 1982, Niso opened his studio in West Palm Beach, Florida, while continuing to direct and receive national attention for operating one of the few bronze art foundries in the Eastern United States. In 1991, he began concentrating his efforts on new works of marble, onyx, bronze, and steel. It was also during this period that Niso gained a reputation as a teacher of stone-carving, inspiring his students with his creativity and sharp eye for form and lines.
Niso is widely sought after as a sculptor of monumental work and his public commissions include The Fallen Soldier (Palm Beach County commission for Chiles Veterans Park); The Embrace (Hilton Hotel, Staten Island); Children on a Swing (Great Neck, New York); and Geometric Series and Spirals (Sheraton Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia). His commissions for private art collectors run the gamut from life-sized to miniature female torsos created out of scrap metal to the abstract Geometric Series to his well known figurative works, The Embrace, Celebration of Life, Children on a Swing, The Rose, Joy of Life and the Family Series.
“I especially like to create monumental pieces for public placement because the public can then interact with the sculptures and it is my hope the sculptures will inspire the young and the old, the traditionalist as well as the abstract art lover.”
Niso’s most eclectic sculptures – his signature torsos made from nails, coins, and other media encompassing steel and metal – have made Niso internationally renowned as one of the leaders of the new modern classic movement. These sculptures embody the elegance and beauty of the classical period with the excitement and spirit of modern art.
Due to Niso’s exploration of the challenges of self-expression in many contrasting media, today his sculptures stand out and demand notice for their simplicity, elegance, and consummate professionalism.
Whether on display in galleries, in public places, or as cherished works of art in private collections throughout the world, Niso’s sculptures speak of understated motion and grace. The three dimensional harmony of Niso’s sculptures have resulted in works of astounding emotion which remain unique in the art world.