Nina Chanel Abney (b. 1982) combines representation and abstraction to capture the pace of contemporary culture. Broaching subjects as diverse as race, celebrity, religion, politics and art history, her works put forth unique narratives as opposed to a confined linear storytelling. Through her use of color and impressive scale, Abney’s compositions propose a new type of history painting. The artist currently lives and works in New York City.
Solo exhibitions of the artist’s work include shows at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2019); The Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach (2019); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2018); The Modern, Fort Worth (2018); The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke, Durham (2017). Selected group exhibitions of the artist’s work include shows at the California African American Museum, Los Angeles (2019); Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2018), among others.