January 26, 2014
Nina Chanel Abney is known for fusing the seriousness of portraiture with complexities of narrative painting. Abney places figures based on real people into imaginative worlds to create large genre paintings that deal with controversial issues regarding race, gender, and cultural signals. From the beginning until now music has played an integral role in her work. This is evident in the aesthetic lyricism and progression in her work. Nina is Represented by Kravets Wehby Gallery where she was recently in a two person exhibition. She is featured in the publication Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting, as well as the Rubell Family Collection’s 30 American’s exhibition. She currently has work on view at the Nassau County Museum of Art. In the fall of 2014 she will have a solo exhibition at the National Academy Museum.