Born in Ranica, near Bergamo, ( Italy)in 1959, Nives achieves the fashion designer diploma and in 1983 moves in Pavia.
Her artistic path begins with painting: in 1985 becomes one of the founders of "Associazione Arti Visive Marabelli di Pavia" (AR.VI.MA), exposing in collective exhibitions.
During the '90s begins approacing the glass world, realizing furnishing works and complementary furnishing.
Continues studying the glass fusing techniques working with a few artists: in '92 with Jirg Kleiner (Switzerland) and from '94 with Miriam Di Fiore, becoming her student for many years.
In 2000 takes her first experience with the furnace with the artist Tom Rowney (Australia) to the Creative Glass in Zurich.
In 2001 is assistant of Miriam Di Fiore during the international glass class organized by Centro Studio Vetro in Murano.
From 2000 begins working to the glasses in the SS.Crocifisso's church in Pavia, entirely designed and realized from her; in 2001 completes the face glass, in 2003 the side glass windows of the main altar and in 2007 the glass window on its top (with a total surface of about 100mq)
In 2002 is teacher at the glass fusing classes in Tuscany to the Pandora association and exposes her works in Murano.
In 2005 takes part at the residential class in Hot-Cast-Glass, by the artist Mitchell Gaudet (New Orleans), to the Pilchuck Glass School (Seattle - WA)
Takes part at the Amsterdam (2002), New Orleans (2004) and Pittsburg (2007) editions of the Glass Art Conference, keeping her knowledge of the glass working up to date.
In 2006 realizes for the Vernate's municipality (Milano - Italy) an interpretation in glass fusing of an opera of the US artist William Congdon, placed inside the Pasturago di Vernate's cemetery
In 2010 the sculpture GICHI SOSPESI ( Suspended Games) is placed inside the Nuovo Centro Culturale”Roberto Gritti” in Ranica(BG); this work presents the author’s insight on infancy, game and child labor in the last century and nowadays.
She takes part in the collective LOVE ART 2 “ in Scorzè VE, where she presents a work crafted with sand-casting technique, with metal inclusions.
Involved in the International collective Project WALKING-LAB Melting pot- creation of artist thoughts, within the project WALKING FREEDOM FORT 2010 Forte Marghera, Venice
September 2010” Di Vetro e d’Acqua” exibition. Sculptures made of glass in order to catch the sky, to link them with eart, to subordinate them the fire. As a guest, she shows her latest works in the floating section of the Club Vogatori Pavesi, fused-cast glass, inclusion of glass masses, drawing and precasting prepared by herself, mixing fusion and hot working.
April 2011 He’s one of 30 glass-artist selected to show her works to 2°Vitrofestival Romont (Switzerland)
May 2011 will show her works in Milano 9 Colonne Gallery
The initial study and design of the painting,her avanced technique in fusing, light-painting and war glass process, all emerge together and create the basis for the technical,stylistic and expressive ability with which Nives creates her works and walks the passionate path of sculpture.