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

Polar Lab, Anchorage Art Museum, Anchorage AK
Atomic Landscapes, IDEA Space, Colorado Springs, CO
Transmissions, Mid America Arts Alliance (5 year traveling exhibition)

Inaugural Show, RULE, 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, Honors, and Teaching Experience
Polar Lab, Anchorage Museum, 2014
University of New Mexico, Honors Department, Visiting Faculty, 2013
Creative Capital, Finalist, 2013
Vermont Studio Center, Merit Scholarship, 2013
Graham Foundation Grant, 2012
Academy of Art, San Francisco, Visiting Artist, 2012
International Symposium on Electronic Arts, Regional Coordinator, 2012
FieldWork: Marfa, Land Use Symposium, Presenting Artist, 2012
California College of the Arts, Visiting Artist, 2012
San Francisco Art Institute, Visiting Artist, 2012
Southern Methodist University, Visiting Artist, 2011
University of New Mexico, Visiting Artist, 2011
Open Engagement Conference, Portland State University, Presenting Artist, 2011
University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, Visiting Artist, 2010
Sky Dive, Houston, Visiting Artist, 2010
University of New Mexico Land Arts Program, Host, 2010
Idea Fund Grant Recipient, 2010
Montana Artists Refuge, San Francisco Art Institute Graduate Fellow, 2009
Graduate Teaching Assistant to Julio Morales, 2009
Graduate Teaching Assistant to Robin Balliger, PhD, 2008
San Francisco Art Institute, Graduate Grant Recipient, 2007

Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection
Epicentral Coworking, Colorado Springs, CO
The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
The Oats Park Art Center, Fallon, NV
The Harwood Museum, Taos, NM
Ray Graham
Graze and Gulp by Jennifer James