Joan Nelson
Exhibitions, CV, Press



Born 1958, El Segundo, CA
Lives and works in upstate New York


SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Joan Nelson, Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR

2011
Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002
Joan Nelson Paintings and Works on Paper, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2001
Joan Nelson, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY

2000
Joan Nelson Recent Paintings, David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO

1998
Joan Nelson Paintings and Works on Paper, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1997
Joan Nelson Paintings on Paper, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY
Paintings Over Prints, CIRRUS, Los Angeles, CA

1995
Joan Nelson, The Nave Museum, Victoria, TX
Joan Nelson, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY

1994
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1993
Joan Nelson, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY

1992
Joan Nelson: New Paintings and Works on Paper, Michael Kohn Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1991
Joan Nelson, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY
Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA

1990
Robert Miller Gallery, New York Michael Kohn Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1989
Currents 39, St. Louis Arts Museum, St. Louis, MO
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY

1988
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

1987
Fawbush Gallery, New York, NY

1986
Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York, NY
Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1985
P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York, NY


SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Landscape: Urban & Rural, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA

2015
Joan Nelson and Joseph Yoakum, Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR
The Jeffersons, Philip Slein, Saint Louis, MO

2010
25th Anniversary Show, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Power to the People, Feature Inc., New York, NY
Small Spaces, J. Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville Beach, FL

2009
The Tree, James Cohen Gallery, Shanghai, China
Landscape Today, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Natural Order, The Painting Center, New York, NY

2007
Flip Viola an the Blurs (Misrepresenting an artwork can result in a non-art expience of comparable value.), Triple Candie, New York, NY

2006
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

2003
The Contemporary Landscape, Ebert Art Center, The College of Wooster, OH
Northern Light, Danese Gallery, New York, NY

2002
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

2001
Secret Victorians: Contemporary Artists and a 19th-Century Vision, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2000
Maxfield Parrish: 1970-1966, Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Waxing Poetic: Encaustic Art in America, The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Of Darkness and Light, Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, VA
Shifting Ground: Transformed Views of the American, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Nature: Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Contemporary Gallery, Marywood University, Scranton, PA
Conceptual Realism, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1999
Cityscape/Landscape, Karen McCready Fine Art, New York, NY
Encyclopedia 1999, Turner & Runyon, Dallas, TX
Equilibrium of the Senses, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, NY
As Far As the Eye Can See, Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Wildflowers, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
Why Draw a Landscape?, Karen McCready Fine Art, New York, NY

1998
Rediscovering the Landscape of the Americas, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. Traveled to Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX; Western Gallery; Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, NY; Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC.
Landscapes, Meyerson & Nowinski, Seattle, WA
Movements of Grace: Spirit in the American Landscape, Winston Wachter Fine Art, New York, NY
Gathered Into Earth, Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

1997
Elusive Nature, Cuenca Bienal of Painting, Municipal Building, Cuenca, Ecuador
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Gallery, Greensboro, NC
Annual Benefit and Silent Auction, White Columns, New York, NY
Landscape: The Pastoral to the Urban, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

1996
The Small Painting, O’Hara Gallery, New York, NY
Landvermesser, Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim, Germany
Changing Horizons: Landscape on the Eve of the Millenium, The Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY
Summer Group Show, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY

1995
The Artist’s Camera: Photographs by Contemporary Artists, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY
Salut au Monde, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, Friesland, The Netherlands
Down the Garden Path, The Work Space, New York, NY
A Romantic Impulse: Seventeen American Artists, O’Hara Gallery, New York, NY

1994
Insights: A Distant View, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Degrees of Abstraction: From Morris Louis to Robert Mapplethorpe, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Songs of the Earth: Twenty-two American Painters of the Landscape, AHI Gallery, New York, NY
Changing Views, Feigen Incorporated, Chicago, IL
To Enchant (blue), Cynthia McCallister Gallery and Bixler Gallery, NY
Landscapes…Ideas, Apex Art, New York, NY
A Woman’s Nature: The Landscape as Seen by Jennifer Bartlett, April Gornik, Joan Nelson, Idelle Weber, Jan Abrams Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1993
Les Environs, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York, NY
Drawing the Line Against AIDS, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
Living with Art: the Collection of Ellyn & Saul Dennison, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
Rewriting History: The Salon of 1993, Montgomery Glasoe, Minneapolis, MN

1992
Magical Mystical Landscapes, Renée Fotouhi Fine Art, East Hampton, NY
Elemental Nature, Midtown Payson Galleries, New York, NY
Contemporary Icons—From the Sublime to the Fetishistic, The Bertha & Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College, New York, NY
Selective Vision, TransAmerica Corporation, San Francisco, CA
Contemporary Uses of Wax and Encaustic, Palo Alto Cultural Center, CA
New Viewpoints: Contemporary Paintings by Distinguished American Women Artists, Seville World Expo ‘92, United States Pavilion
How It Is, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY

1991
American Realism & Figurative Art: 1952-1990, The Miyagi Museum of Art, Miyagi, Japan. Traveled to Sogo Museum of Art; The Tokushima Modern Art Museum; The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga; Kochi Prefectural Museum of Folk Art.
Refiguring Nature, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX
1991 Invitational, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
Working with Wax: Ten Contemporary Artists, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NY
Summer, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
A Dialogue of Images - Recent German & American Painting, Galerie Pfeferle, Munich, Germany

1990
Harmony & Discord, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
The Ten Artists I Was Thinking of on May 3rd, 1990 at 7:00 o’clock, Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 42nd Annual Academy—Institute Purchase Exhibition, American Academy & Institute of Arts & Letters, New York, NY
Von der Natur in Der Kunst, Wiener Festwochen, Vienna, Austria
This Land is Our Land, Zoe Gallery, Boston, MA
The Garden, A/D, New York, NY

1989-90
Romance & Irony in Recent American Art, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. Traveled to National Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand; Auckland City Art Gallery, New Zealand; Tampa Museum of Art, FL; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

1989
Topology, Fuller Gross Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Painting Beyond the Death of Painting, Kunetsky Most Exhibition Hall, Moscow, USSR
Landscape: A Travelogue Painted from Memory, Imagination, or Reality, Ruth Siegel Gallery Ltd., New York, NY
Landscape Re-Viewed: Contemporary Reflections on a Traditional Theme, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Nocturnal Visions in Contemporary Painting, Whitney at Equitable Center, NY
RePresenting Landscape, New York Studio School, New York, NY

1988
Jack Barth, Michael Young, Joan Nelson, Blum Helman Gallery, New York, NY
Landscape: Common Ground, Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Of Another Nature, Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY
Landscape Anthology, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, NY

1987
On Paper, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
Between Abstraction & Reality, Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis, MO
The Great Drawing Show, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
New Impressions, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Joe Fawbush Editions: A Selection, Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The New Romantic Landscape, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Stamford, CT
Emerging Artists: Selections from the Exxon Series, 1975-1986, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Fictions: A Selection of Pictures from the 18th, 19th, & 20th Centuries, Kent Fine Art and Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY

1986
Art of the East Village, Morris Center, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
Small Format, Lang O’Hara Gallery, New York, NY
NYC: New York, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
Forum, International Kunstmusee, Zurich, Switzerland
Painting and Sculpture Today: 1986, Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
The Manor in the Landscape, Lorence Monk Gallery, New York, NY

1985
Summer Invitational, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, NY
East Village at the Center, Saidye Bronfman Gallery, Montreal, Canada
East Village Artists, Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Places, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
Minimal Representation, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Exxon Emerging Artists Invitational, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY

1984
P.P.O.W Gallery, New York, NY

1982
Nature Morte Gallery, New York, NY


AWARDS

2003
Anonymous Was A Woman Award, New York, NY


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas at Austin
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH