Nina Buxenbaum is a Brooklyn born artist and academician working in a traditional figurative painting style, while dealing with contemporary issues of the public versus private persona, and identity. Co-Founder and Manager of Kindred Creative Residence & Agro-ForesT, LLC. A BIPOC led, LGBTQIA+ welcoming, inclusive community based on democratic principles and sustainability, integrating the creative arts, permaculture, and environmental justice, through project/place based education.
2002 - present Professor, York College, CUNY; NY, NY
2001 The Skowhegan School for Painting And Sculpture; Skowhegan, ME
2001 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, Hoffberger School of Painting, Masters of Fine Arts
1996 L’ Ecole du Louvre, Paris, France - Egyptian Art, L’ Institut Catholique of Paris - French Language
1996 Washington University, St. Louis, MO, Major: PrintmakingMinor: Art History, Bachelor Fine Art
2018 Topsy Turvy, New Canaan Library, New Canaan, CT.
2011 Arts at the Crossroads, First Congregational Church of Stamford, CT.
2010 More Than Me, Fine Arts Gallery, York College, CUNY, NY.
2009 Eva and Topsy, Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA.
2007 Topsy Turvy, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY.
2007 Concealed, John Jay Gallery, John Jay College, New York, NY.
2003 Her Space, Fine Arts Gallery, York College, Jamaica, NY.
2003 Les Femmes et Poupees Noires, at Liquors, Brooklyn, NY.
2001 Black Women, Black Dolls, Meyerhoff Gallery, Baltimore, MD
1999 Black Women, Black Dolls, Sylvan & Isabelle Ribakow Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
2023 Narrations: A selection of unique works that explore 21st-century trends in figurative art- Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT.
2021 Masterpiece II - Band of Vices Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2020 About Women- Lockwood Matthews Mansion Museum, Norwalk, CT.
2020 In Reflection: Selections from the Kentler Flatfiles, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY.
2019 Paper 2019, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT. Curator; Jennifer Farrell, Associate Curator Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.
2018 Corpora in Tractus, Bodies in Motion, The Gallatin Galleries, NYU, New York, NY
2017 Faculty Exhibition, The Silvermine Guild of Artists & School of Art, New Canaan, CT.
2017 Those Who Can Do, York College Faculty Exhibition, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Queens, NY,
2017 Women's Work, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT.
2016 Body Politic, Academic Gallery, Long Island City, NY.
2016 As Bad As I Wanna Be: Black Women Artists Reimagining the Self, Syracuse University, Community Folk Art Center, Syracuse, NY.
2015 The Image of The Black: Re-imagined and Redefined, Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore, MD.
2015 IN SITU: Women Artists in Place, Miller Gallery, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Jamaica, NY.
2014 New Members Exhibition, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT.
2013 Identity Matters, The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, GA. Two person show with Fahamu Pecou.
2013 AP Studio Art Readers Invitational Exhibition 2012, The Alvin Gittins Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2012 AP Studio Art Readers Invitational Exhibition 2012, The Alvin Gittins Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2012 Fair & Lovely: Works by Nina I. Buxenbaum & Zoë Charlton, Mosely Gallery, Princess Anne, MD
2011 MAHALIA: Queen of Gospel Music, Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA.
2010- 2012 Southern Journeys- African American Artists of the South. Traveling: Texas, Missouri, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas.
2009 IF I DIDN'T CARE, Multigenerational Artists Discuss Cultural Histories,The Park School, Baltimore, MD.
2008 Ambivalent Figuration; People, May 9- July 26, Samson Projects, Boston, MA.
2008 Metamorphosis of Identity, Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery, Georgetown College, KY. Three person show.
2008 Women of/on/not Color, Clarion University Art Gallery, Clarion, PA. Two person show.
2007 Play, Proteus Gowanus Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2006 Token, Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, Silver Springs, MD.
2006 Fragmentation of the Self, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY.
2005 Work Space, Cuchifritos Gallery, New York, NY.
2005 Open Studios, Artist Alliance Inc. Rotating Studio Program, New York, NY.
2004 SKILLZ, Ingalls Gallery, Miami, FL.
2002 Homegrown: being were I was tomorrow, Commons Gallery, NYU, New York, NY.
2001 Faculty Exhibition, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD.
2000 Pre-College Program Faculty/Staff Group Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
2000 Hoffberger Group, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
1999 Hoffberger Group, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
1998 Group Exhibit, Hatshepsut Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
1998 Studio Exhibit, Art & Soul St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.
2016 Retrieval of the Beautiful, The Painting Center, NY, NY.
2016 CWA National Open Juried Exhibition, Slater Museum, Norwich, CT.
2015 21st Annual African American Art Exhibition, Actors Theatre of Louisville, KY. Kevin Coles, Juror.
2014 Emergence 2014: International Artists to Watch, Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore, MD.
2014 20th Annual African American Art Exhibition, Actors Theatre of Louisville, KY. Kevin Coles, Juror.
2008 Catharine Lorillard Wolf Art Club, 112th Annual Open Juried Exhibition. National Arts Club, New York, NY.
2008 The Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition, North Easton, MA. Richard Whitten, Juror.
2007 Art For Life East Hampton Benefit, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY.
2005 Fundraiser Art Auction, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY.
“Outside/In” small etching print sold.
2003 Group Exhibition, Fundraiser for Entitled: Black Women Artists, A.I.R Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Group Exhibition, From Jazz to Pots-From Pots to Jazz, Sankofa Ceramics Cooperative, Brooklyn, NY.
2002 Black Romantic: The Figurative Impulse in Contemporary African-American Art,
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY.
2002 Germinate: His/Herstory, a short film featuring artists across genres, Remote Lounge, New York, NY.
1999 About Drawing, Park School Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
1998 Girlfriends, Portfolio Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
2015 21st Annual African American Art Exhibition, Merit Award, February, 2015.
2014 Vermont Studio Center, four week full tuition fellowship award, July 6 - August 1, 2014.
2014 20th Annual African American Art Exhibition, Thomas and Mary Jo Mueller Merit Award, February 7, 2014.
2012 Show explores race and beauty, by Ursula Ehrhardt, The Daily Times, Sunday, February 19, 2012.
2007 Post Tense: For younger artists of color, the political has become the personal, by Howard Halle, Time Out New York, Aug. 22, 2007.
2007 Takes on the token; Object of affection, aggression, reflection, by Robin Tierney, The Examiner, Mar. 24,2007.
2007 Artists ask questions in three area exhibits, by Claudia Rousseau,Gazette.Net, April 5, 2007.
2007 Token, by Cara Ober, BMOREART, April 5, 2007.
2007 PSC-CUNY Grant Award, received funding to work on large-scale painting and drawing series for several 2007-2008 exhibitions.
2005 Inveterate Outsiders, by Margaret Rose Vendryes, PhD. International Review of African American Art,
Hampton University Museum, Volume 20 No. 2.
2004 Seibutsu: Still-Life by Joe Turner Lin - National finalist in The Student Academy Award Competition for Best Narrative Film.
2004 Audrey and Einstein by Julie Meerschwam - National finalist in The Student Academy Award Competition for Best Narrative Film.
2004 PSC-CUNY Grant Award, received funding to work on large-scale painting and drawing series.
2002 Black Romantic: The Figurative impulse in Contemporary African American Art, Catalogue for the exhibition with public lecture.
2001 The Camille Cosby Full Tuition Scholarship, Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture
1999 & 2000 Juried Showcase, International Review of African American Art, Hampton University Museum.
1996 Milliken Travel Scholarship Winner, Private studio apartment at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, France.
2016 Visiting Artist Scholars Residency Program, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA. (accepted but could not attend)
2015 Hambidge Center for the Arts, Rabin Gap, GA. Two week summer residency.
2014 Vermont Studio Center; Johnson, VT. Four week summer residency, including full scholarship to attend.
2008 Artist in Residence Program at Brydcliffe, Woodstock, NY.
2004-05 Artist Alliance Inc., New York, NY Lower East Side Rotating Studio Program- a six month residency.
2001 The Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
1996 Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France.
2023 The 2nd Annual Power of Truths Arts & Education Festival: "Beyond Acknowledgement: This Land is Who's Land?" - A panel discussion about the importance of land in America's history, present, and future. Florence, MA.
2022 ASALH Conference, Montgomery AL. Presenter on two panels: “Radical Resistance on the Ground:Gardening and Farming as Social and Political Self-efficacy”& “Howard/Mellon: Art and Social Justice: Artmaking as Community Wellness”
2021 Art and Positive Change: Using the Arts for Antiracism, Cultural Diversity & Social Justice, Delaware University, DE
2020 Kentler Connects: Where is Home? A communal dialogue with robin holder, and Karni Dorrel.
2020 Community Forum with Suze Shaner, CT. Video interview
2017 Shades of Us: Nina Buxenbaum on being Jewish and African American. Video interview.
2017 Artist Lecture - Opalka Gallery, The Sage Colleges, Albany, NY.
2017 Visiting Artist- Visual and Performing Arts Department, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT
2016 Artist Panel Discussion -York College Alumni Closing Reception and Program, 11/10. York College Fine Arts Gallery, NY
2016 Guest Artist – GenEd 100 World of the Arts, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, As a Guest Lecturer via Skype I presented my work as an artist and took questions from the class.
2014 Emergence 2014: International Artists to Watch, Artist Panel Discussion at Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore, MD.
2014 Visual Representations of Identity - Panel Discussion, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY.
2014 Painting with Nina Buxenbaum, York College, CUNY. YouTube Video Interview, Feb. 18, 2014.
2014 Artist Talk - New Members, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT.
2013 Profile: Artist Nina Buxenbaum, The Art of Topsy-Turvy, Salute to Scholars, CUNY, April 28, 2013.
2006 Fragmentation of the Self; Smeared, Smudged, Marked & Drawn, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY. Concepts, Process, Materials: AN Artist Talk. Slide presentation and lecture on the history and direction of my work and that of the other artists in the exhibition.
2006 Fragmentation of the Self; Smeared, Smudged, Marked & Drawn, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY. Gallery talk with students from Fashion Industries High School on my work and my career as an artist.
2002 Black Romantic: The Figurative impulse in Contemporary African American Art, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY. Public lecture and slide presentation.
2020 - present Co-Founder and Manager of Kindred Creative Residence & Agro-ForesT, LLC. A BIPOC led, LGBTQIA+ welcoming inclusive community based on democratic principles and sustainability, integrating the creative arts and environmental studies, through project/place based education.
2013 - present The Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT.
2006 New York Academy of Art – New York, New York.
The study of advanced painting techniques of the old masters, including glazing, imprimatura, and sfumato techniques of paint application.
2003-2014 College Art Association- member of a national professional artists association, for educational and professional development. Workshops on art history and art theory, and latest practices in materials and techniques.
2002-2007 Sankofa Ceramics Cooperative – Brooklyn, New York. A group of ceramicists that meet weekly to create pottery. We hold exhibitions three times each year to sell work to support the cooperative. Our exhibitions include community arts events and private shows.