Nina Chanel Abney

Nina Chanel Abney
Nina Chanel Abney

Nina Chanel Abney  is an American artist. She was born in 1982 in Chicago, Illinois and now based in New York. She is an African American contemporary artist and painter Addressing pop culture and racial conflicts and paints scenes rooted in autobiography, current events, and traditional storytelling.

early life and education

Abney attended Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois and received a BFA with a dual major in studio art and computer science in 2004. In 2007 Abney received an MFA at the Parsons School of Design.

Abney’s work uses symbols and bright colors to present new ways of approaching loaded topics as she invites viewers to draw their own conclusions.  Blending the playful and the serious, Abney has said that her work is “easy to swallow, hard to digest.”

Marciano Art Foundation happy to host Nina Chanel Abney’s works

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