Nina Chanel Abney

Born Chicago, IL, 1982
Lives and works in New York

Education
2007 MFA, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
2004 BFA, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2012
I Dread To Think, Anna Kustera Gallery and Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

2010
Go Berserker!, Fred Gallery, London, UK

2009
Emma's Basement, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

2008
Dirty Wash, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2014
Look at Me, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY
30 Americans, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans

2013
Stacks on Deck, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
AfterModernism, Nassau County Museum, New York, NY
Better Days, Art Basel, Switzerland
Bathers, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
30 Americans, Milwaukee Museum, Milwaukee, WI
30 Americans, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
Untitled, Clifford Chance, New York, NY
100 Little Deaths, Bravin Lee Programs, New York, NY

2012
30 Americans, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
Visions of Our 44th President, Charles H Wright Museum of African American Art, Detroit, MI
Itʼs Hard to Leave When You Canʼt Find The Door, LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, MA
Words of Wisdom, KK Outlet, London, UK
Solo Mujeres 2012, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, CA
The Bearden Project, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Disorder, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

2011
Converging Voices/Transforming Dialogue, The University Museum, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX
30 Americans, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
30 Americans, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Thrown Together, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

2010
The Incomplete Paris, Galerie Jean Luc and Takako Richard, Paris, FR
Small Gift, Art Basel, Miami, FL
I'll let you be in my dreams I can be in yours, Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York, NY
Spring 2, Kravets|Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

2009
Extended Family Long Term Installation from Permanent Collection, Brooklyn Museum, NY
The Edible Woman, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
The Glamour Project curated by Suzanne Donaldson in conjunction with Glamour Magazine, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
Winter Escape, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

2008
30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection (RFC) Miami, FL
Defining A Moment: 25 New York Artists, House of Campari, curated by Simon Watson and Craig Hensala, New York, NY
LARGE FORMAT, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

2007
Pink Polemic, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
CAA New York Area MFA Exhibition, Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, New York
Parsons MFA Thesis Show, Caelum Gallery, New York, NY

CURATORIAL:

2011
Paperwork, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

RESIDENCY:

2011
Permanent Public Mural, Community Artist in Residence: THEARC, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

LECTURES:

2013
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Nassau County Museum, Roslyn Harbor, New York, NY
New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN (Forthcoming)
Montclair University, Montclair, NJ (Forthcoming)

2011
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

PUBLICATIONS:

Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting, London: Phaidon Inc
Hello Kitty, Hello Art!, SANRIO Company LTD
30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, exhibition catalog


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

2013
"Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Art Makers Under 40 You Should Know," Huffington Post

2012
"Nina Chanel Abney - More Vibrant Than Her Color," Neon Magazine, Autumn/Winter Issue
"Nina Chanel Abney's 'I Dread To Think' Exhibition Features Humongous 60 Foot Painting," Huffington Post
"The Art of Discovery," Departures Magazine, September
"Nina Chanel Abney’s Paintings Mix the Pretty, The Political and The Perverse," Huffington Post
“30 Under 30,” Forbes

2011
Transition Magazine, 50th Anniversary Issue, December

2010
Smith, Roberta, "It's Not Dry Yet," New York Times Art and Leisure
Essence Magazine, Top 10 Women Artists

2009
Lee, Carol, The Next Irascibles: Nina Chanel Abney, Paper Magazine
Commissioned, Studio: The Studio Museum in Harlem Magazine
Cotter, Holland, "Nina Chanel Abney: 'Emma's Basement'," New York Times
Younger Than Jesus / Artist Directory, New Museum, Phaidon Press, London
"What Does Glamour Mean to you?" Glamour,
D'Acquisto Germano, "American Nina," Marie Claire Italy
The Glamour Project, curated by Suzanne Donaldson for Glamour, exhibition catalog
Fabiola, Santiago, "Powerful Images from 31 Americans," The Miami Herald

2008
Trembley, Nicholas, "Last Resort," artforum.com
Sokol, Brett, "Rubell's Art Basel show explores black America," The Miami Herald
Smith, Roberta, "The Week Ahead: Arts," New York Times
"Artist Profile: Nina Chanel Abney," blackgivesback.blogspot.com
Thompson, Haven, "Nina Chanel Abney," W Magazine
"Picture Gallery: New York," Art Business News, September
Haynes, Lauren, "Studio Visit: Nina Chanel Abney," Studio: The Studio Museum in Harlem Magazine
Defining A Moment: 25 New York Artists, House of Campari, exhibition catalog
Smith, Roberta, "Last Chance, Nina Chanel Abney: 'Dirty Wash,'" New York Times
Smith, Roberta, "Nina Chanel Abney: 'Dirty Wash,'" New York Times
"Large Format," AM New York

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
The Rubell Family Collection
Girls' Club Collection
Burger Collection