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

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

Visiting Student, Malmö Academy of Art, SWE

Undersight, Document, Chicago, IL

Sublunary, Chapter NY, New York

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

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

Her Deepness, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

Psychopompopolis, DOCUMENT, Chicago, IL

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

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

Worlds Within Worlds, Gene’s Dispensary, Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming)
Fruit and Fruition, GRIMM, New York, NY (forthcoming)
Greener than grass and almost dead, curated by Mark McKnight, Klaus von Nightsgend, New York (forthcoming)
Widening the Lens: Photography, Ecology, and the Contemporary Landscape, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
The sea swept the sandcastles away. (To wake up in Atlanta!), Curated by Daniel Fuller, MARCH, New York, NY

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

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

3.0, Chapter NY, New York

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guggenheim Fellow in the Creative Arts

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

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

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

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

Lollie, Penny Poems, Publication Studio, San Francisco, CA

Broon, Gottlund Verlag, Los Angeles, CA

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

“‘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.

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.

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