KIRSTEN NELSON

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

EDUCATION

2002 M.F.A. SUNY Purchase, Sculpture, Purchase NY
1998 B.A. Studio Art, St. Olaf College, Northfield MN
1998 B.A. Paracollege - Sculpture, St. Olaf College, Northfield MN

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010
assembly required, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, NY
2006
Sculpture. Frederieke Taylor Gallery, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
PULSE, Miami 2015. Frederieke Taylor Gallery, NY
EAF#15 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC NY
Behind Doors and Through Windows: Reflections on Contemporary Domestic Life. Curated by Shari Fischberg and Sally Spivack. Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY
2013
Untitled Art Fair, Miami. Frederieke Taylor Gallery, NY
2012
Art Context, Miami. Frederieke Taylor Gallery, NY
2011
"Broken Homes", Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
2010
abstrACTion, ARTSWestchester, Westchester, NY
2009
Almost Home, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, NY. 
Mapping Correspondence. The Center for Book Arts, NY
2008
Site 92: Phase II, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
2006
Open Studio; Site Specific Project. LMCC 32 Avenue of Americas, NY
Memory, Mapping, Meaning, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven CT
2005
Art of the Northeast 2005, Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan CT
Slide Slam; Real Art Ways, Real Cinema, Hartford CT
2004
Open Studios. Henry Street Settlement. Abrons Art Center, NY
Wood 04. The Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase College, SUNY
2003
foreign/domestic. Group Exhibition. Artspace, New Haven CT
AIM 23. Group Exhibition. The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx NY
2002
Once Over. Group Exhibition. 323 West, NY NY
Interstices. MFA Solo Thesis Exhibition. The Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase College, SUNY
MFA Group Show. The Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase College, SUNY
2001
Beauty Be Damned. MFA Group Show. The Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase College, SUNY
2000
Harvest Place. Kirsten Nelson and Brook Currier. Northfield Arts Guild Gallery, 
Northfield MN (image)
A Tradition of Sculpture at St.Olaf. Group Exhibition. Steensland Gallery, St. 
Olaf College, Northfield MN (catalogue)
Minnesota Bleak. Nature or Nurture – Life in True North. Group Exhibition. College of Visual Arts Gallery, St. Paul MN
Consider the Twig. Group Exhibition. CoVA, St. Paul MM
1999
WARM Twentieth Annual Juried Exhibition for Women Artists. Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis MN
Seven Directions. St. Olaf and Carleton College Interns, Northfield Arts Guild Gallery, Northfield MN

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2010
Hodara, Susan. Celebrating Artists Who Keep the Action in Abstraction, The New York Times, May 7,2010.
2008
Deliso, Meridith. Smack Mellon breaks out of the whitecube in DUMBO. Bklyn Heights Courier, January 2008, p. A7
2007
Cohalan, Mary Lou. Projects ’07, Catalogue. Islip Art Museum Carriage House, 2007
Golaes, Janet. Working the Rooms, www.islipartmuseum.org/reviews.html, 2007
Green, Tyler. Art in Miami: None of the above, ArtsJournal.com. January 10.
2006
McAdams, Shane. Talking Shop with Frederieke Taylor Gallery; Chelsea Now, 
Vol. One, Issue 14, December 29, 2006 – January 4 2007
Birke, Judy. CAW Exhibits are Skillful Paring of Faculty and Guests. New Haven Register, October 01, 2006; p.E1
2003
Birke, Judy. ‘Foreign/Domestic’ presents the artist at home, where the familiar feels alien. The New Haven Register, December 28, 2003
AIM 23. Artist in the Marketplace. Exhibition Catalogue, 2003. The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx NY (image)
Spaeth, Catherine.“Artist in the Marketplace” (AIM) 23. Dialogue Magazine, Nov./Dec. 2003, p.43
Brian Boucher. Review: AIM 23The Bronx Museum of the Arts. Flash Art, Oct. 2003, p.57
Johnson, Ken. “From Small Sculptures to Glimpses of Signs, a Mix of Work in the Bronx.” 
The New York Times, August 15, 2003; Section E p.30
Rosenberg, Karen. “Market Share.” The Village Voice, August 22, 2003
Rosenberg, Karen. “Show Biz.” The Village Voice, August 27, 2003
2000
Watts, Joan. “ ‘Harvest Place’ arrives in plenty of time for fall.” Northfield News. August
26, 2000, page 12A. (image) 
LeFevre, Camille. “Literary Art.” Architecture Minnesota, Sept./Oct. 2000, pp.26-31
Tillotson, Kristin. “The Book Binders,” Minneapolis Star Tribune. May 21, 2000. Arts& 
Entertainment, page 1 (image)
Ewald, Jill. A Tradition of Sculpture at St. Olaf, The 125th Anniversary Exhibition. Exhibition
Catalogue, 2000, Steensland Art Museum Northfield MN (image)

AWARDS/GRANTS

2015
EAF#15: Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC NY
2010
LMCC Swing Space Grant, Governors Island, NY
2007
Islip Museum Carriage House site-specific projects
2006
LMCC Swing Space Grant, October 06 – February 07, NY
2005
Marie Walsh Sharp Studio Program Grant
Slide Slam; Real Art Ways, Real Cinema, Hartford CT
2004
Henry Street Settlement, Artist-In-Residence Workspace Program, NY
2003
Artist in the Market Place (AIM), The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx NY
Alternate for the Marie Walsh Sharp Studio Program
2002
Nominated for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant
2000
Philip D. Reed Scholarship Endowment for the Performing and Visual Arts, 
In Praise of Merit Scholarship, and President’s Merit Scholarship, SUNY Purchase, NY
2000
Open Book/Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Commission, permanent piece for
Open Book, a literary & art center in Minneapolis MN
Sculpture Commission; Nesbitt General Agency, Northfield MN
1998
Apprenticeship in Studio Art (Internship), St. Olaf College, Northfield MN
Departmental Distinction for Thesis Exhibition & Studio Art, St. Olaf College