Joan Nelson
Exhibitions, CV, Press


Joan Nelson (b. 1958, California) lives and works in upstate New York. She is well known for her paintings that incorporate multiple pictorial landscape traditions and pay homage to and borrow from artists such as Albrecht Altdorfer, Albert Bierstadt, George Caleb Bingham and Casper David Friedrich. Occupying a unique place in the long history of landscape painting, Nelson's works simultaneously speak to the experience of landscape and the complexity of representation, artfully incorporating reality, memory and mediated experience. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Minneapolis Museum of Art; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C.; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  

Joan Nelson
Untitled, 2018
mixed media on paper
16h x 20w in
40.64h x 50.80w cm
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Joan Nelson
Untitled, 2018
calligraphic inks, marker, pencil, acrylic, gouache, spray enamel on paper
14 1/8h x 14w in
35.88h x 35.56w cm
JN_WOP_64


Joan Nelson
Untitled, 2018
calligraphic inks, marker, pencil, acrylic, gouache, spray enamel on paper
15 3/8h x 15w in
39.05h x 38.10w cm
JN_WOP_47


Joan Nelson
Untitled, 2018
calligraphic inks, marker, pencil, acrylic, gouache, spray enamel on paper
9h x 8 5/8w in
22.86h x 21.91w cm
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Joan Nelson
Untitled, 2018
mixed media on paper
16h x 16w in
40.64h x 40.64w cm
JN_WOP_45


Joan Nelson
Untitled, 2018
mascara, calligraphic inks, marker, pencil, acrylic, gouache, spray enamel on paper
8 1/2h x 8 1/2w in
21.59h x 21.59w cm
JN_WOP_52


Joan Nelson
Untitled
, 2018
calligraphic inks, marker, pencil, acrylic, gouache, spray enamel on paper
8 1/2h x 8 1/2w in
21.59h x 21.59w cm
JN_WOP_54


Joan Nelson
Untitled, 2018
mixed media on paper
15h x 15 1/4w in
38.10h x 38.73w cm
JN_WOP_48


Joan Nelson
Untitled, 2017
acrylic, ink, spray paint, pencil, Cassel earth pigment and iridescent powder on paper
7 3/4h x 7 3/4w in
19.68h x 19.68w cm
JN_WOP_17


Joan Nelson
Untitled, 2017
acrylic, ink, spray paint, pencil, Cassel earth pigment and iridescent powder on paper
8h x 8w in
20.32h x 20.32w cm
JN_WOP_20


Joan Nelson
Untitled, 2017
acrylic, ink, pencil and mascara on paper
13 3/4h x 13 1/2w in
34.92h x 34.29w cm
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Joan Nelson
Untitled, 2017
acrylic, ink, pencil, mascara on paper
13 3/4h x 13 1/2w in
34.92h x 34.29w cm
JN_WOP_14


Joan Nelson
Untitled, 2017
acrylic, ink and pencil on paper
13 3/4h x 13 1/2w in
34.92h x 34.29w cm
JN_WOP_15


Joan Nelson
Untitled, 2017
acrylic, ink, spray paint, pencil and Cassel earth pigment on paper
7h x 7w in
17.78h x 17.78w cm
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Joan Nelson
Untitled, 2017
acrylic, ink, spray paint, pencil, marker and mascara on paper
13h x 13w in
33.02h x 33.02w cm
JN_WOP_33


Joan Nelson
Untitled, 2017
acrylic, ink, spray paint, pencil and mascara on paper
9h x 9w in
22.86h x 22.86w cm
JN_WOP_30


Joan Nelson Untitled, 2016
acrylic, oil, shellac ink, spray enamel, pigment, glitter on panel
12h x 12w in
30.48h x 30.48w cm
JN 802


Joan Nelson
Untitled, 2015
ink, spray enamel, oil, beeswax on panel
11 3/4h x 11 3/4w in
29.84h x 29.84w cm
JN 799


Joan Nelson
Untitled, 2015
ink, acrylic, glass beads on panel
11 3/4h x 11 3/4w in
29.84h x 29.84w cm
JN 797


Joan Nelson
Untitled, 2014
ink, spray enamel, beeswax on panel
11 3/4h x 11 3/4w in
29.84h x 29.84w cm
JN 776


Joan Nelson
Untitled, 2014
ink, spray enamel, glass beads on panel
11 3/4h x 11 3/4w in
29.84h x 29.84w cm
JN 793