Nina Chanel Abney


New York-based artist Nina Chanel Abney is known for placing figures based on real people into imaginative worlds to create large genre paintings that deal with controversial issues regarding race and gender. She is interested in revealing racism that is hidden in the everyday, and loosens the dialogue around race and sexuality.

Nina has been included in The Incomplete Paris exhibition curated by Hubert Neumann, The Glamour Project at Lehman Maupin Gallery, and the next generation of exciting artists by Paper Magazine. Nina was featured in W Magazine’s Art Issue and currently has a painting on view at the Brooklyn Museum as part of an exhibition of recent acquisitions. She is featured in the publication Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting, as well as the Rubell Family Collection’s 30 American’s exhibition which traveled from the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, and is currently at the Milwaukee Museum of Art.

Nina’s work can be found in public collections such as The Brooklyn Museum, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Rubell Family Collection, and The Girls’ Club Collection

Nina is represented by Kravets|Wehby Gallery in New York.