Timeline

1965
Born New York City
1983
Cooper Union School of Fine Arts
1987
Parsons School of Design Summer Program
1992
BFA, San Francisco Art Institute
1994
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture
1999
MFA, Bard College, Elaine DeKooning Memorial Fellowship
2000
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, "Drawing and Painting"
2000
Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Studio Program
2001
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation
2001
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Drawing
2001
Chambers Hotel, New York, NY, Wall Drawing
2002
Police Precinct for Chicago Arts Commission, Chicago, IL
2003–2004
Dieu Donne Papermill Residency
2004
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
Lives and works in New York City, NY and Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Exhibitions

2011
what’s your bubble?, Muherin-Pollard Projects, New York, NY (solo)
2010
Kijkshop (Mute), Etalages Zeeheldenbuurt,(Kunsttraject)Amsterdam; travel to: He Said - She Said, Chicago, IL (solo)
2010
SummerCamp/Head Shop, Exile Gallery, Berlin
2009
WHAT’S NEU?: RECENT ACQUISITIONS TO THE NEUBERGER COLLECTION, Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase, NY
2009
new works on paper, Bravin Lee Programs, New York, NY (solo)
2008
Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2008
new paintings, project room Inman Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
2008
Zeichnungen, Wolfram Volckder Fine Art, Berlin, Germany
2008
Zombie Surfers, Cell Project Space, London, UK
2008
Choice Cuts, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2007
People Will Faint…Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007
Whole Fragment, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno
2007
In The Fullness of Time, the Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA
2007
Botanizing on the Asphalt, Bravin Lee programs, New York (solo)
2007
pringCleanfortheMayQueen, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA (solo)
2007
New Artist Blocks & Other Works, The Apartment, Athens, Greece (solo)
2007
The Cartographer's Podiatrist's Underestimation of a Melancholic Toe (Contemporaneous Mappings of the Spirit, Body and Mind), University of Georgia Main Gallery, GA, USA (solo)
2007
Group show curated by Kristin Calabrese, Honor Fraser, Venice, CA
2007
Painters and Poets, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
2006
Pure plastic plastic par mano emano, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
2006
Draw-ing, Bravin Lee Projects, New York, NY
2006
Block Party, Daniel Weinberg, Los Angeles, CA
2006
Nina Bovasso & Daniel Sturgis, The Apartment, Athens, Greece
2006
War & Nature, Virgil de Voldère gallery, New York
2006
New Projects and Paper Works, Dieu Donne, New York, NY
2006
Color, IPCNY, New York, NY
2005
deep in my heart..Albany University Museum, SUNY, Albany, NY (solo)
2005
Nina Bovasso, Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf (solo)
2005
New works, aliceday, Brussels (solo)
2005
Ride the pony, galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam (solo)
2005
Curve series, MOCA, Cleveland (solo)
2005
Le Canard était Toujours Vivant, Abbaye St. Andre Centre d'Art Contemporain, Meymac, FR
2005
Expanded Painting curated by Helena Kontova & Giancalrlo Politi, Prague Biennale 2
2005
Drawings & Paintings of places and things, Atelier Cardenas Bellanger, Paris
2005
American Obsessive, Völcker & freunde, Berlin
2005
Expanded painting, Prague Biennale 2, Prague
2005
Group show, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
2004
Perugi Artecontemporanea, Padua, Italy (solo)
2004
Dessins et des Autres, Galerie Anne De Villepoix, Paris (group)
2004
Nina Bovasso, Matt Greene and Lara Schnitger, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam
2004
Carpetbag and Cozyspace, Curated by Kristin Calabrese, Healing Arts, Brooklyn, NY
2004
New Paintings and Works on Paper, Byron C. Cohen, Kansas City, Missouri (solo)
2004
Sex, Fat, Industry Meltdown, Project Room, Clementine Gallery, NYC (solo)
2004
Perugi Artecontemporanea, Padua, Italy (solo)
2004
New Paintings and Works on Paper, Byron C. Cohen, Kansas City, Missouri (solo)
2004
Sex, Fat, Industry Meltdown, Project Room, Clementine Gallery, NYC (solo)
2004
200 Drawings, University Galleries, Normal, IL
2004
Labor of Love, Perugi Arte Contemporanea, Padova, Italy
2004
Sex, Fat Industry Meltdown (project room), Clementine Gallery, New York
2003
Retreat, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2003
Family Circus, Clementine Gallery, New York
2003
ANICONICA, Perugi Arte Contemporanea, Padova, Italy
2003
Clementine @ Hallwalls, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY
2003
After Matisse/Picasso PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY
2003
Rendered, Sarah Meltzer Gallery,New York
2003
New Projects, Dieu Donne Papermill, New York
2003
ANACONICA, Perugi Arte Contemporanea, Padua
2002
Drawings: David Dupuis, Andrew Masullo, Nina Bovasso, Derek Eller Gallery, New York
2002
Out of Site, Newmuseum of Contemporary Art, New York
2002
Terra Incognito,St Louis Museum of Contemporary Art
2002
Ver Heroicus Snoopicus and the Rock, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2002
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2002
Inman Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
2002
Out of Site: Fictional Architectural Spaces, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY and Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
2002
Vir Heroicus Snoopicus and The Rock, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY
2001
Landscape, Bacca Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2001
Accumulations, Kent State University Art Gallery, Kent, OH
2001
Tierra Incognita: Nina Bovasso, Rob de Mar, Shirley Tse, NYLON, London
2001
Paperview, Espacio Minimo, Madrid
2001
Figstract Explosionism, Bridgewater/Lustberg & Blumenfeld, New York
2001
Fresh: The Altoids Curiously Strong Collection 1998-2000, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
2001
The Sensational Line, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
2001
Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, also 1999 (solo)
2001
Fayerweather Gallery,University of Virginia,Charlottesville, VA (solo)
2000
birds and bees, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL(solo)
2000
Out of Town, The Luggage Store Gallery,San Francisco, CA
2000
Urban Hymns, California State University,Los Angeles, CA
2000
Hunter Gallery Selects, Hunter College, New York, NY
2000
Full Serve, curated by Kenny Schachter, New York, NY
2000
Search for Art, Milan, Italy
2000
Blurry Lines, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI
2000
Multiple Sensations, Yerba Buena Arts Center, San Francisco, CA
2000
Miracle Whip, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY
2000
New Works on Paper, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
2000
Summer Group Show, Brent Sikkema, New York, NY
2000
Maximal Minimal, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY
2000
The End, Exit Art, New York, NY
1999
Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
1999
Clementine Gallery, New York, NY
1999
Artist in Residence Biennial, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
1999
Shout Outs, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, TX
1999
26 American Artists, Gallery Campo & Campo, Antwerp, Belgium
1999
Monumental Drawings, Exit Art, New York, NY
1999
Pattern, James Graham and Sons, New York, NY
1999
“What Big Is”, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
1999
Group Show, Galerie Brigitte Weiss, Zurich, Switzerland
1998
Son-of-a-Guston, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY
1998
Pierogi 2000, New York, The Flatfiles, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna,
1998
The Flatfiles, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
1998
Pierogi Goes to College, Bard College, Rheinbeck, NY
1998
Paper View, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
1998
Drawings, James Graham and Sons, New York, NY
1997
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Gallery, Greensboro, NC
1997
Clementine Gallery, New York, NY
1996
Summer Selections '96, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
1996
Wonderlust, 2 pers. w/Michael Phelan, Joyce Goldstein ,NY
1995
Looky Loo, Sculpture Center, New York, NY
1995
Imaginary Beings, Exit Art, New York, NY
1995
High Anxiety, Curated by Kenny Schachter, New York, NY
1995
3 Person show, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1994
20th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1993
Drawing First,Curated by Annie Philbin, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Public Collections

MOMA, New York, US
Collectie KPN, Netherlands
Akzo-Nobel Art Foundation
The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Princeton University Museum of Art, Princeton, NJ

Literature

2007
Merrily Kerr, Nina Bovasso, "Botanizing on the Asphalt", at Bravin Lee Programs, Art on Paper, March 2007
2007
Rebecca Dimling Cochran, ”Pop Rocks!”, Atlantean, March 2007
2007
Meredith Mendelsohn, Review, BravinLee: Artnews, March 2007
2007
Alix Finkelstein, “Seriously Pretty”, NY Sun, January 7,2007
2005
“Focus on Art in Brussels”, Dazed and Confused, Summer 2005
2005
Lowry, Vicky, “Graphic Nature”, Elle Décor, May 2005
2002
Focus Painting Part One: Contemporary Painting Today Flash Art, Oct 2002
2001
Myers, Holly, Nina Bovasso at Richard Heller, LA Times, Dec 7,2001
2001
Mahoney, Robert, Nina Bovasso at Clementine, TimeOut NY, March 3, 2001
2000
Yood, James, Nina Bovasso at Vedanta, ARTFORUM, Summer 2000
1999
Johnson, Ken, Pattern at James Graham, The New York Times,July 16, 1999
1999
Reid, Calvin, Editor's Choice: Nina Bovasso, BOMB, Summer 1999
1999
Smith, Roberta, Nina Bovasso at Clementine, The New York Times, May 7
1999
Turner, Grady, Son-of-a Guston, Flash art, January 1999
1999
Pagel, David, Nina Bovasso at Richard Heller, L.A. Times, Jan.1999
1998
Reid, Calvin, Nina Bovasso at Clementine,Art in America, May 1998
1997
Goings on About Town(reproduction), The New Yorker, Dec 1,1997
1995
Borum,Jennifer, Looky Loo at Sculpture Center, ARTFORUM, Dec.1995