Nina Elder
1981 in Colorado Springs, Colorado

2009 MFA in Painting, San Francisco Art Institute
2004 BFA in Painting, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM summa cum laude

Vanishing Beauty, Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center, Portsmouth, VA
Polar Lab, Anchorage Art Museum, Anchorage AK
Atomic Landscapes, IDEA Space, Colorado Springs, CO
Transmissions, Mid America Arts Alliance (5 year traveling exhibition)

RULE MArfa, Rule Gallery, Marfa TX
Lode, Central Features, Albuquerque, NM (solo)
Axle Indoors, Gerald Peters Projects, Santa Fe, NM

Overlook, RULE Gallery/Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery, Denver, CO (solo)
Landlessness, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Art for a Silent Planet: Blaustein, Elder, and Long, Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM
Renga Project, Axle Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

Transmissions, Marin County Foundation, CA
Disaster/Resilience, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM
Power Line, InPost Art Space, Albuquerque, NM (solo)
Atomic Surplus, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
Marred Landscapes: Recent Paintings and Drawings, Oats Park Arts Center, Fallon, NV (solo)

Taos Contemporary, Center for Visual Arts, Denver, CO
New Mexico Showcase, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM
New American Paintings, No. 96, Western Issue

New Mexorado, The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM

Cream From The Top: The Best of the Bay Area MFAs, Richmond Art Center, CA
Compelled, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

LAB>, Queens Nails Projects, San Francisco, CA
Interim Infill, Big White Truck Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Selections from The Ray Graham Collection, The Dahl Art Center, Rapid City, SD
The Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Rayfuse, Apex Gallery, South Dakota School of Mines, Rapid City, SD
Vernissage: MFA Graduate Exhibition, Herbst Pavilion in Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
The Paradox of Sets, OnSix Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Ridiculous Meticulous, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Negotiations, Clara Street Projects, San Francisco, CA
Courtyard Painting Show, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Continuing MFA Exhibition, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Cabinets of Curiosity, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

City Traffik, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Exhaust, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (solo)
Art LA
Pulse NY
Art 212, NY

Bloc-Busta, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos, NM (multi-venue exhibition)
AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY

Plant: Industrial Landscapes of the American Southwest, John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (solo)

UNSALTED, Trevor Lucero Studio, Albuquerque, NM
Fruition, John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

The Universe of Nina Elder, THE Magazine, Spring, 2015
Vision Problems, Cognella Press
Polar Lab: Nina Elder, Anchorage Art Museum

Imposition and Overlook,1/1
This Silence is Golden: Nina Elder, Palaminerals
Mail Art for Landlessness, Temporary Art Review, June, 2014
Mining Northern New Mexico: Human-made Tools to Solve Human-made Problems, ArtSlant, April
Albuquerque Top Ten, Culture Trip
Atomic Surplus, ARTnews, March
The Good Earth, The New Mexican, February
The Inconceivable Atomic Legacy Of New Mexico, Vice Magazine, February
Renga Project, Axle Contemporary

The Push of a Button, ArtSlant, October
A Landscape of Industry: An Interview with Nina Elder, New American Paintings
Half Life Legacy: Atomic Surplus, The New Mexican, October
Under The Mushroom Cloud, Albuquerque Journal, October
Scapes Spaces, Churchill Arts Council Exhibition Catalog
Power Line: Recent Paintings by Nina Elder Local IQ, August
Studio Visit, THE Magazine, February - March

Scars on Land, Pahrump Valley Times, May 20

Bad At Sports, Issue 285
CultureMap, June 4.

might be good..., Issue 157

"Dead Gerund: On the Vitality of Painting" and "An Undelivered Commencement Speech". This Is Something Else, Josh Keller
Hyun, Michelle Y. "Temporarily Full", ARTslant,

Carver, Jon. “Critical Reflections,” THE Magazine, July.
Mayfield, Dan. “Factories Intrigue Nina Elder Who Puts Here Own Stamp on Industry,” Albuquerque Journal, Sunday, May 21
King, Sarah. “Summer Preview,” Art in America, June/July, pp.63.

King, Sarah. “Bloc-Busta Summer,” Art in America, June/July, pp. 57.
Carver, John, ed. Bloc-Busta, Summer 2005, pp. 2.
Doland, Gwyneth. The Dish, Weekly Alibi, March 17-23, p. 23.

Durrell, Whitney B. "Maladjustment: A Review of Nina Elder’s Plant: Industrial Landscape of the American Southwest", Donkey Journal, November, v. 1, num. 3
Jackson, Amanda. "Painter Finds Art in Industry", Daily Lobo, September 8.

Chulitna Lodge, 2015
Polar Lab, 2015
United World College, 2015
Polar Lab, 2014
Signal Fire, 2013
Goldwell Open Air Museum, 2012
Playa Summer Lake, 2012
Libre, Colorado, 2011
Art Ranch Texas, 2010
Montana Artists Refuge, 2009

Awards and Honors
Polar Lab Fellowship, Anchorage Museum, 2014 - 2015
Creative Capital, Finalist, 2013
Vermont Studio Center, Merit Scholarship, 2013
Graham Foundation Grant, 2012
Idea Fund Grant Recipient, 2010
Montana Artists Refuge, San Francisco Art Institute Graduate Fellow, 2009
San Francisco Art Institute, Graduate Grant Recipient, 2007

Public Speaking and Teaching Experience
Environmental Resiliency & Nonlinear Creative Research, University of Colorado Gallery of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs, CO 2016
Environmental Resiliency & Nonlinear Creative Research: Nina Elder with Lucy Lippard, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM 2016
Social Impact and Artist Residency Programs, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 2015
Social Impact and Artist Residency Programs, Bennington College, Bennington, VT, 2015
Collaborating for Greater Access, Alliance for Artist Communities Conference, Providence, RI, 2015
Juror’s Talk, Fairbanks Art Association, Fairbanks, AK, 2015
Arts and Ecology, Alliance of Artists Communities Conference, Charleston, SC, 2014
University of New Mexico, Honors Department, Visiting Faculty, 2013
Guest Artist, Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA 2012
Power : Gridlocked, Theme Leader, International Symposium on Electronic Arts, Albuquerque, NM, 2012
FieldWork: Marfa, Land Use Symposium, Presenting Artist, Marfa, TX, 2012
Guest Artist, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2012
Guest Artist, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, 2012
Guest Artist, Southern Methodist University, Taos, NM, 2011
Guest Artist, University of New Mexico, 2011
Expanded Notions of Residency, Open Engagement Conference, Portland, OR, 2011
Reuse Tour, University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, Houston, TX, 2010
Water Use Workshop, Sky Dive, Houston, TX, 2010
Social Practice, Graduate Teaching Assistant, San Francisco Art Institute, 2009
Consuming Cultures, Graduate Teaching Assistant, San Francisco Art Institute, 2009

Public Collections
Fidelity Investments Corporate Collection, National
The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
The Oats Park Art Center, Fallon, NV
The Harwood Museum, Taos, NM
Ray Graham, Albuquerque, NM
Graze and Gulp by Jennifer James, Albuquerque, NM

Gallery Representation
RULE, Denver, CO
RULE, Marfa, TX
Central Features, Albuquerque, NM

Professional Experience
Residency Program Manager, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM 2013 - present
Co-Founder and Co-Director, PLAND, Tres Piedras, NM, 2009 - 2013