Artist Nell Irvin Painter
Princeton Self-portrait, 2015, charcoal on paper, 10" x 8"

Nell Painter's Artist C.V.

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2015-2014     2013     2012     2011     2010     2009-2010     2009     2008

Slideshows

Art History by Nell Painter Volume 28, 2015
Art History by Nell Painter Volume 27, 2014


2017 Art Events

Nell's interview in Art in Print: Nell Painter: Working In The Year 2017

Video of Nell's interview with Carol Jenkins on CUNY Television's Black America series on April 26, 2017, "Black America - Through a Painter's Eye with Nell Painter": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_b6qwX9f0c&t=6s


For more links to Nell Painter's art, please also see:

Nell's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nell.painter

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2014 Art Events

The French group Les Amis de Beauford Delaney protect the memory of the great American painter who lived and died in France. They discovered that Nell Painter had made work inspired by Beauford Delaney.
Les Amis de Beauford Delaney: Nell Painter on Beauford

NJTV video interviews include Nell Painter and shows her work. NJTV visits Emerge 11, an exhibit of 21 artists at Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Emerge is a group art show and also a professional development program for artists. NJTV spoke with the founding directior and five of the Emerge 11 artists, including Nell Painter. (Published on Oct 23, 2014)
Nell's interview is from 4:52 to 6:17 in the video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQJYPoyEzsY

Nell Painter is mentioned in a review of the Emerge 11 group show in the Star-Ledger newspaper (Art Review: Emerge 11 at Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, in Newark). Here is an excerpt from that review, discussing Nell's work:

"I think there's a lot of heart in this show," says Jorge Rojas, the independent curator who organized "Emerge 11," though he didn't choose the artists. The show is one of the rewards for acceptance into the program. "There's a lot of handwork. Most of the artists are younger than I am, but there's also Nell Painter. She had a distinguished career as a historian at Princeton University, concentrating in 19th century Southern American history, and then she decided to pursue a career in art, and went through the Rhode Island School of Design. And now she's showing these hypnotic abstractions based on an archival photograph of a dog fight in Brooklyn in the 1970s. You can still see the dogs, but they're like a memory buried in the picture."

The entire Star-Ledger review can be read here:
Art Review: Emerge 11 at Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, in Newark

Nell was on a panel discussion on poetic process, cultural translation, and aesthetic collaboration at The Center for the Humanities, CUNY, Mar 5, 2014: "Birthplace with Buried Stones."

   poster for the event: Birthplace with Buried Stones, March 5, 2014

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2013 Art Events

Nell in her studio with some of her artwork on the Newark Arts website: by Colleen Gutwein, Newark Arts Photo Documentary Project, https://www.newarkartsphotodoc.com/dr-nell-painter.


2012 Art Events

In spring 2012 Nell was artist-and-scholar in residence in the Department of African American Studies at Yale University. Her new art project was Odalisque Atlas (beauty + sex + slavery): http://afamstudies.yale.edu/news/nell-irvin-painter-2012-visiting-fellow-afam-studies

Evonne Davis, Nell, and Glenn Shafer at an opening at Aferro, an artist-run space in downtown Newark where Nell was an artist in residence 2011-2012. Evonne and Emma Wilcox run Aferro, which has been in its present location on Market Street for more than five years.    Aferro


2011 Art Events

Nell Painter has earned her MFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design!    Nell's RISD MFA graduation


Charles Botsman-Feimster beside Nell's painting Back Man 1 in the RISD 2011 MFA show.    Charles Botsman-Feimster beside Nell's painting Back Man 1


Nell's studio at the Rhode Island School of Design in the winter of 2011, with Lucille Fornasieri-Gold's photos on the wall with Nell's paintings.
   Nell's studio at the Rhode Island School of Design



2009 Art Events

Nell received a BFA degree in painting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers-the State University of New Jersey in May 2009 (while she was actually serving as a visiting professor at the University of Rome Tre). As the Virtual Artist in Residence of the Creative Research Center of Montclair State University in New Jersey, her work can be seen at http://www.montclair.edu/creativeresearch/index.html. Here are other examples of her student artwork.

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2015-2014     2013     2012     2011     2010     2009-2010     2009     2008


2015-2014 Art

Art History by Nell Painter Volume 28 2015 (slideshow)

   Front Cover 09 2015 Square

Art History by Nell Painter Volume 27 2014 (slideshow)

   Baskervill Front Cover

NO self-portrait 3, Digital self-portrait by Nell Painter, 2014)

Digital  self-portrait by Nell Painter, 2014

2013 Art

Bathroom Book for Meena, 2013, collage on paper, 6 x 39”

   image of Bathroom Book for Meena, 2013, collage on paper, 6 x 39”

Digital self-portrait, 2013, digital image on paper, 19 x 13”

   Digital self-portrait, 2013

CWCW User 86 Profile Image, 2013, digital collage on paper, 12 x 12”

   CWCW User 86 Profile Image, 2013, digital collage on paper

 

CRC images, 2013, digital images, dimensions vary

CRC 2   CRC 8
CRC 2   CRC 8
     
CRC 11   CRC 14
CRC-11   CRC-14
     

Beloveds, 2013, digital collages on paper, each 5-1/2 x 5-1/2”

Beloveds he did not see her   Beloveds he saw her gray
Beloveds he did not see her   Beloveds he saw her gray
     
Beloveds he saw her orange   Beloveds he saw her pink
Beloveds he saw her orange   Beloveds he saw her pink
     

Art History Volume XXVII by Nell Painter, Ancestral Arts, 2013. Artist’s book, “Staples Edition,” 8 x 9-1/2” each page. Larger format T/K

1. Baskerville front cover   2. Title page 72
1. Baskerville front cover   2. Title page 72
     
3. Negerplastik 105 alone x2   4. No. 10 frobinius
3. Negerplastik 105 alone x2   4. No. 10 frobinius
     
5. Einstein   6. Guillaume and Barnes
5. Einstein   6. Guillaume and Barnes
     
7. Locke Harvard with gradient 72   8. Survey graphic reiss
7. Locke Harvard with gradient 72   8. Survey graphic reiss
     
9. The new negro stretched   10. Locke sensitive merged
9. The new negro stretched   10. Locke sensitive merged
     
11. Douglas and text 72   12. Palmer Hayden 3 merged
11. Douglas and text 72   12. Palmer Hayden 3 merged
     
13. Woodruff 1 glowing merged   14. Porter merged
13. Woodruff 1 glowing merged   14. Porter merged
     
15. List   16. Baskerville back cover
15. List   16. Baskerville back cover

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2012 Art

Black Sea Composite Maps 2012

Black Sea Composite Map 4

Black Sea Composite Map 4

Black Sea Composite Map 8

black sea composite map 8

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Fall 2011 Art

Meena's Book 1.5, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 11 x 15" inspired by a poem by Meena Alexander, "When Asked What Sort of Book I Wish I Could Make."   Meen's Book 1.5

Back Man + Cook Diptych Left, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 72". At Aferro, Nell's work turned to grisaille, a change inspired by the paintings themselves.
   Back Man + Cook Diptych Left

Back Man + Cook Diptych Right, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 72"   Back Man + Cook Diptych Right

Back Man + Cook 3, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 36-1/4 x 40"   Back Man + Cook 3

Back Man + Cook 2, 2011, acrylic + oil stick on canvas, 40 x 40"   Back Man + Cook 2

No Entre, 2011, acrylic + oil stick on canvas, 32 x 40"   No Entre

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2010     2009-2010     2009     2008


2010 Art

Postcard, digital media, 4.25 x 6"   Postcard

Plantains 1, hand-painted acrylic on digital archival print on canvas, 36 x 36"   Plantains 2, hand-painted acrylic on digital archival print on canvas, 36 x 40"
Plantains 1   Plantains 2
     
Plantains 3, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 40"   Plantains 4, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 40"
Plantains 3   Plantains 4
     

Anthroposociology, colored ink, gouache and collage on Yupo, 11 x 14"   Anthroposociology

Aug-Sept 2010 collage on yupo 3, colored ink, gouache and collage on Yupo, 11 x 14"   Aug-Sept 2010 collage on yupo 3

Ecclefechan, colored ink, gouache and collage on Yupo, 11 x 14"   Ecclefechan

Follow me, colored ink, gouache and collage on Yupo, 11 x 14"   Follow me

Unfashion J, colored ink and collage on Yupo, 9 x 12"   Unfashion J

Unfashion 5, colored ink and collage on Yupo, 9 x 12"   Unfashion 5

Self-Portrait 1, colored ink on paper, 12 x 12"   Self-Portrait 2, colored ink on paper, 12 x 12"
self-portrait 1   self-portrait 2
     
Self-Portrait 3, colored ink on chipboard, 12 x 12"   Self-Portrait 4, monotype on paper, 12 x 12"
self-portrait 3   self-portrait-4
     
Self-Portrait 5, colored ink on paper, 12 x 12"   Self-Portrait 8, colored ink on paper, 12 x 12"
self-portrait 5   self-portrait 8
     
Self-Portrait 9, colored ink on paper, 12 x 12"   Self-Portrait 11, colored ink and collage on chipboard, 12 x 12"
self-portrait 9   self-portrait 11
     
Self-Portrait 12, colored ink and collage on paper, 12 x 12"    
self-portrait 12  
     

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2009-2010 Art

Beauty: Odalisques, acrylic on unstretched canvas, 60 x 60"   Beauty: Odalisques

Sublime: Apollo, acrylic on unstretched canvas, 60 x 60"   Subline: Apollo

Beauty + the Sublime: Jackson, acrylic on unstretched canvas, 60 x 60"   Beauty and the Subline: Jackson

Ingres etching + map, hand-painted etching, colored ink on paper,
22.5 x 30"    Ingres etching and map

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2009 Art

9 Sylvia Boone Drawings   Nine Sylvia Boone Drawings, colored ink on paper, each 11 x 8.5"
     
Sylvia Boone Drawing 5   Sylvia Boone Drawing 5, colored ink on paper, 11 x 8.5"
     
Sylvia Boone Drawing for Bettye Collier-Thomas   Sylvia Boone Drawing for Bettye Collier-Thomas, colored ink on paper, 11 x 8.5"
     
Tubman in Prague, colored ink and acrylic on paper, 22.5 x 30"
Tubman in Prague
     


Hand colored lithograph, 3.5" x 8.0 x 3.0"


Hand colored lithograph 7.35" x 15"

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2008 Art

cover for D. Brand's book of poetry Fierce Departures   One of Nell Painter’s One Hundred Drawings for Hanneline appears on the cover of the poet Dionne Brand’s Fierce Departures (2008).
     

In November-December 2008 Nell Painter created a series of paintings inspired by Brooklyn photographs by Lucille Fornasieri-Gold in the Brooklyn Historical Society. Here are four from that series, ink and gouache on paper, all 22" x 30".


 
     
 

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