Lives and works in Atlanta, GA.
B. 1989, Neenah, Wisconsin
Lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia

EDUCATION
2011
BFA, The Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY

2009
Visiting Student, Malmö Academy of Art, SWE

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2024
Document, Chicago, IL (forthcoming)

2023
Sublunary, Chapter NY, New York

2021
One Entanglement Under Clouds, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

2020
Resting Spore, DOCUMENT, Chicago, IL
שכינה (Shekinah), Chapter NY, New York

2019
Her Deepness, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

2017
Psychopompopolis, DOCUMENT, Chicago, IL

2015
Dylan, Hester, New York, NY
Petrichor, DOCUMENT, Chicago, IL

2012
Love’s Labor’s 1, Important Projects, Oakland, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2024
Widening the Lens: Photography, Ecology, and the Contemporary Landscape, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA (forthcoming)
Group exhibition, curated by Mark McKnight, Klaus von Nightsgend, New York (forthcoming)
The sea swept the sandcastles away. (To wake up in Atlanta!), Curated by Daniel Fuller, MARCH, New York, NY

2023
I’ll Be Your Mirror, Moss Art Center, VA Tech, Blacksburg, VA
A Preferable Option, Galerie Nicolas Robert, Toronto, CA
Toucher Terre, Foundation Villa Datris Sculpture Contemporaine, Espace Monte-Cristo, Paris, FRA

2022
Learn but the letters forme(d) by heart, Then soon you’l gain this noble art, Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR
The Tale Their Terror Tells, Lyles & King, New York, NY
Toucher Terre, l’Art de la sculpture céramique, Fondation Villa Datris, L’Isle sur la Sorgue, FRA

2021-22 2021
Triennial: Soft Water Hard Stone, New Museum, New York, NY

2021
3.0, Chapter NY, New York

2020-21
Winterfest: An Exhibition of Arts and Crafts, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

2020
Interiors, DOCUMENT, Chicago, IL
it’s your world for the moment, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw State University, GA
Secret Storm, Winter Street Gallery, Edgartown, MA
other.wordly, Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, NLD

2019-22
Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950 2019, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2019
Le Dandy des gadoues, La Galerie, centre d’art contemporain, Noisy-le-Sec, FRA
Lararium, Deli Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Erin Jane Nelson and Joshua Nathanson, Van Doren Waxter, New York, NY
We Burn Our Dreams Just to Stay Warm, Capital Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2018
Photography Today: Public Private Relations, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, DEU
Between the Waters, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Wading in a puddle, Motel, Brooklyn, NY

2017
Red Hills of Lardossa, Downs & Ross, New York, NY
Topographical Drift, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
Form Cannibalism, The Stable, Waregem, BEL

2016
Everyday War, curated by Keith J. Varadi, Ashes/Ashes, Los Angeles, CA
ATLBNL: 2016 Atlanta Biennial, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA
Exercises in Style, curated by Simina Neagu, Suprainfinit, Bucharest, ROU
default, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
Spill Kit, Veronica, Seattle, WA
Intensive Nesting, curated by Loreta Lamargase, Galerie Division, Montreal, CAN
Terms of Use, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Ready to Drop, Springsteen Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2015
Cabin Creature Fever, Centre For Style, Melbourne, AUS
System Of A Down, Ellis King, Dublin, IRE
The Temple and The Parlor, Favorite Goods, Los Angeles, CA
The Daily Show, Bureau, New York, NY
Smokey’s Tassle, Bad Reputation, Los Angeles, CA
100º City, City Limits, Oakland, CA

2014
d h c m r l c h t d j, organized by Lodos Gallery at Peregrine Program, Chicago, IL
False Sense, 321 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Psycho Semantic Addict Insane, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY
That that is is that that is not is not is that it it is, curated by Et Al, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
Ever Y Thing Zen, Jancar Jones Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
2023
Guggenheim Fellow in the Creative Arts

2020
Working Artist Project Award, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

2012
Artist in Residence, Real Time and Space, Oakland, CA

2011
Fellowship at The Ox-bow School of Art and Artist Residency, Saugatuck, MI

2010
Vincent J. Mielcarek Jr. Memorial Fund Prize in Photography, The Cooper Union, New York, NY
Elizabeth Kray Memorial Prize in Poetry, The Cooper Union, New York, NY

PUBLISHED PROJECTS
2014
Lollie, Penny Poems, Publication Studio, San Francisco, CA

2012
Broon, Gottlund Verlag, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2023
Steinhauer, Jillian, “What to See in N.Y.C. Galleries in April,” The New York Times, April 26, 2023.
“Editors’ picks: Seven exhibitions to see this spring,” Art Basel, March 30, 2023.
McDermott, Emily, “Interview with Erin Jane Nelson,” ArtReview, March 7, 2023.

2022
Catherine Wagley, “The 10 Best Booths at Frieze Los Angeles 2022,” Artsy, February 18, 2022.

2021
Cotter, Holland. “New Museum Triennial Explores the Hidden Strengths of Soft Power.” The New York Times, November 4, 2021.

2020
Bentley, Rosalind. “Local artists let pandemic, social change influence their work.” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 17, 2020.
Zion, Amy. “Erin Jane Nelson Summons the Sacred Feminine.” Frieze, February 14, 2020.

2019
Sawyer, Drew. “Erin Jane Nelson.” OSMOS Magazine no. 19, Fall 2019.
Duguid, Rosalind. “Eight Artists Making Waves this Month.” Elephant, July 12, 2019.
“The 2019 30 Under 30,” Forbes Magazine, January 2019.

2018
Lascaze, Zoë. “12 Artists On: Climate Change,” The New York Times Style Magazine, August 22, 2018.
Ballard, Thea. “New Forms for New Crises: The Need for a New Ecological Representation,” MoMus, April 26, 2018.

2017
“Psychopompopolis," Art Papers Magazine, Fall 2017.
Hinton, Kyle Thomas. “Erin Jane Nelson on adapting for the future via underwater creatures + mythical beings in Psychopompopolis,” AQNB, July 14, 2017.
Hawbaker, KT. “See It Now,” Chicago Tribune, June 22, 2017.
“Psychopompopolis,” Contemporary Art Daily, July 6, 2017.
Gallagher, Emily. “Tied Together,” Cultured Magazine, June 2017.
Schwulst, Laurel. “Erin Jane Nelson on welcoming conflicting influences,” The Creative Independent, June 19, 2017.

2016
Vega, Muriel. “The South comes alive once again,” Creative Loafing, August 25, 2016.
“Studio Visit: Jiha Moon Visits with Erin Jane Nelson,” Burnaway Magazine, August 9, 2016.
Rosenthal, Emerson. “The 17 Sexiest Works of Art at NADA,” The Creators Project / VICE Magazine, May 9, 2016.
Bode, Katie. “default at Honor Fraser,” Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (carla), 2016
“Ready to Drop at Springsteen,” Modern Painters, May 2016.
“Consumer Reports: Erin Jane Nelson,” ARTnews, March 28, 2016.

2015
“‘System of A Down’, Ellis King, Dublin,” Mousse Magazine, September 28, 2015.
Cudahy, Anthony. “Cut, Paste, and Blossom,” Hyperallergic, September 21, 2015.
Im, Jackie. “100° City,” Artpractical, May 15, 2015.
Morris, Matt. “Eye Exam: Stand in the Sun,” New City Art, April 2, 2015.

2014
Irvin, Nick. “U:L:O at Interstate Projects,” Art in America, July 11, 2014.
Laidig, Kyle. “Destroying Erin Jane Nelson’s Closet of Shit,” VICE Magazine, 2014.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, NLD
KADIST, San Francisco, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY