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Artist Nina Bovasso

Nina Bovasso



American   —   Nina Bovasso was was born and raised in New York City, NY, where she currently lives & works full time as an artist. Ms. Bovasso's work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, solo exhibitions including Josee Bienvenu Gallery, NYC; Sala Uno, Rome; Cleveland MOCA, Ohio, Galeria Casado Santapau, Madrid; University Museum at SUNY Albany, New York; Richard Heller, Santa Monica; Jack Hanley, San Francisco; Kavi Gupta, Chicago; Galerie Schmela, Dusseldorf, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam, and Clementine Gallery, New York, NY among others. Group exhibitions include: 'Le Canard était Toujours Vivant', Abbaye St. Andre Centre d'Art Contemporain, Meymac, FR; 'Out of Site', NewMuseum of Contemporary Art, NYC; 'Painters and Poets', Ulrich Museum, Wichita, KS; 'Color', IPCNY, NYC, 'After Matisse/Picasso', PS 1, NY, 'Terra Incognito' ,St Louis Museum of Contemporary Art; curated shows at Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Derek Eller Gallery, NYC, the Luggage Store, San Francisco, and many more. Bovasso is the recipient of several awards and grants, including a Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, Louis Comfort Tiffany Artist Grant, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and two times grantee from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. In 2012 she was awarded a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, spending a month in New Hampshire creating a new body of work. One of these works is included in the book, "100 Painters of Tomorrow" Bovasso received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Ms. Bovasso attended the Skowhegan School of Art in Maine, & completed her MFA from Bard College. Predominantly a maker of works on paper, she states she was influenced by her mother who was a textile designer. "My attempt at making designs whilst a student at SFAI, played a huge role in defining my own voice as an artist. Using gouache on paper to make original designs, something I'd watched my mom do since I was a child, I one day broke free of the limitations prescribed for design making, I started doing my own thing. This “breaking free” I feel, also plays a role in the content of my work, when I speak of anti-design or pattern gone amok.” Nina Bovasso's work has been reviewed and collected widely in the US and abroad including several museum collections. She has held visiting artist teaching positions at the University of Georgia, California College of Art, University of Virginia, and University of Tennessee. She presented lectures about her work at numerous universities, including Princeton University, Northwestern University and the Cornell. Bovasso has curated exhibitions with many noted artists, and founded a small gallery in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, which she operated for three years and mounted twelve solo shows for artists from the US, the Netherlands, and Turkey. She participated with her gallery, 1k Projectspace, in two art fairs, Kunstvlaai in Amsterdam, and the Next Fair, in Chicago. Ms Bovasso has an active and vital studio practice. She has participated in many of the roles artists take on to support community and create conversation in the art world. *older archive accessible through link to Website, then via Artslant link

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