Nina Elder
Born
1981 in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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

Exhibitions
2014
Overlook, Rule Gallery/Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery, Denver, CO
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

2013
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)

2012
Taos Contemporary, Center for Visual Arts, Denver, CO
New Mexico Showcase, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM
New American Paintings, No. 96, Western Issue

2011
New Mexorado, The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM

2010
Cream From The Top: The Best of the Bay Area MFAs, Richmond Art Center, CA
Compelled, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

2009
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

2008
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

2007
City Traffik, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
m.a.space, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006
Exhaust, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (solo)
Art LA
Pulse NY
Art 212, NY

2005
Bloc-Busta, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos, NM (multi-venue exhibition)
AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY

2004
Plant: Industrial Landscapes of the American Southwest, John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (solo)

2003
UNSALTED, Trevor Lucero Studio, Albuquerque, NM
Fruition, John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Bibliography
2014
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

2013
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

2012
Scars on Land, Pahrump Valley Times, May 20

2011
Bad At Sports, Issue 285
CultureMap, June 4.

2010
might be good..., Issue 157

2009
"Dead Gerund: On the Vitality of Painting" and "An Undelivered Commencement Speech". This Is Something Else, Josh Keller
Hyun, Michelle Y. "Temporarily Full", ARTslant, http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/8570

2006
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.

2005
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.

2004
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.

Residencies
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 - 2016
Visiting Faculty, University of New Mexico, Honors Department, 2013
Finalist, Creative Capital, 2013
Merit Scholarship, Vermont Studio Center, 2013
Graham Foundation Grant, 2012
Visiting Artist, Academy of Art, San Francisco, 2012
Regional Coordinator, International Symposium on Electronic Arts, 2012
Presenting Artist, FieldWork: Marfa, Land Use Symposium, 2012
Visiting Artist, California College of the Arts, 2012
Visiting Artist, San Francisco Art Institute, 2012
Visiting Artist, Southern Methodist University, 2011
Visiting Artist, University of New Mexico, 2011
Presenting Artist, Open Engagement Conference, Portland State University, 2011
Visiting Artist, University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, 2010
Visiting Artist, Sky Dive, Houston, 2010
Host, University of New Mexico Land Arts Program, 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

Public Collections
The Albuquerque Museum
The Oats Park Art Center
The Harwood Museum
Ray Graham
Graze and Gulp by Jennifer James