Featured Artist

Nina Chanel Abney

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.

I DREAD TO THINK, 2012
Acrylic on canvas
66.5 x 242 inches
I DREAD TO THINK, 2012 (detail)
I DREAD TO THINK, 2012 (detail)
I DREAD TO THINK, 2012 
Acrylic on canvas
66.5 x 247 inches
I DREAD TO THINK, 2012 (detail)
I DREAD TO THINK, 2012 (detail)
Mad 51st, 2012
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 inches
Untitled (Why), 2012
Collage on Paper
49 x 42 inches
Untitled (bathers), 2014
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Untitled (ex x), 2012
Acrylic on canvas
42 x 30 inches
Wooty, 2013
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 inches
Untitled (good blunt), 2013
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 inches
Untitled (Black and white), 2013
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 inches
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