Born: Chicago, Illinois, 1982

Resides: Jersey City, New Jersey

Education: Parsons School of Design (M.F.A., 2007); Augustana College (B.F.A., 2004)


Selected Solo Exhibitions



“Watch Out for the Other Guy,” Mary Boone Gallery, New York.

“Seized the Imagination,” Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

“Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush,” Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina.



“If You Say So,” Gateway Center, Newark, New Jersey.



“Always a Winner,” Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York.



“I Dread to Think,” Anna Kustera Gallery and Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York.



“Go Beserker!,” Fred Gallery, London.



“Emma’s Basement,” Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York.



“Dirty Wash,” Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York.


Selected Group Exhibitions



“Animal Farm,” Brant Foundation Study Art Center, Greenwich, Connecticut.



“Greek Gotham,” Dio Horia Gallery, Mykonos, Greece.

“Coney Island Art Walls,” Brooklyn.

No Commission, Bronx, New York.

“For Freedom,” Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

“Flatlands,” Whitney Museum of Art, New York.

“Imagine,” Brand New Gallery, Milan.

2015–17 “No Man’s Land: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection,” Miami.



“Mysterious Muck,” Circuit12 Contemporary, Dallas, Texas.

“Outta Town Sh*t,” Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York.

“To Be Young, Gifted, and Black,” Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

“Eye Contact,” Papillion Gallery, Los Angeles.

“Look at Me Now!/On the Wall,” Monique Meloche, Chicago.

“Africa’s Out,” Barbara Gladstone, New York.

“Womanhouse,” Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, New York.

“8 Painters,” Danese/Corey Gallery, New York.

“Empire of the Senseless,” Friedman Benda, New York.



“Made by Brazilians,” Cidade Matarazzo, São Paulo.

“Wretch,” Honey Ramka Gallery, Brooklyn.

“Look at Me,” Leila Heller Gallery, New York.



“Stacks on Deck,” Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York.

“Better Days,” Art Basel, Switzerland.

“Bathers,” Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York.

“100 Little Deaths,” Bravin Lee Programs, New York.



“Visions of our 44th President,” Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit.

“It’s Hard to Leave When You Can’t Find the Door,” LaMontagne  Gallery, Boston.

“Words of Wisdom,” KK Outlet, London.

“The Bearden Project,” Studio Museum in Harlem, New York.

“Disorder,” Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York.



“30 Americans,” North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh. Traveled to Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia (2012); Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin; Frist Center for Visual Arts, Nashville (2013); Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (2014).

“Thrown Together,” Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York.



“The Incomplete Paris,” Galerie Jean Luc and Takako Richard, Paris.

“Small Gift,” Art Basel, Miami.


Selected Bibliography



Price, Marshall. Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press.



Schwabsky, Barry. Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting. London: Phaidon.



Baritaux, Zio. Strange Plants. Barcelona: Zioxla.

Knuckles, Dawud. The Art Album. New York: Art on Dekz/Goodman.



Hobbs, Robert Carleton, Glenn Ligon, Franklin Sirmans, and Michele Wallace. 30 Americans: Rubell Family Collection. Miami: RFC.



Gastman, Roger. Hello Kitty, Hello Art! New York: Abrams.

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