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Education

2001 California College of Arts and Crafts, Masters of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
1995 University of California Santa Cruz, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Santa Cruz, CA
Allan Chadwick Farm and Garden Program (Sustainable Agriculture), Santa Cruz, CA
1993 International Honors Program (Sustainable Development), Travel and Study
1992 The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, School of Architecture, New York, NY
1990 The Urban School of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
1983 San Francisco Ballet School, CA

Museum Exhibitions & Acquisitions

2018 Way Bay I, BAMPFA Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
2017 Acquisition to the Permanent Collection of BAMPFA Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive   “In Pursuit of The Blob”, Berkeley, CA
2017 Auction Exhibition, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
2005 Neo Mod: New Northern California Abstractionists, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
Neo Mod: New Northern California Abstractionists, The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Ode to the Road, Placewares, Sea Ranch, CA
July Exhibition NKS, MMFA, Palm Springs, CA
2016 Catalogue Release – One Night Show, OchiProjectsLA, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Skyfuel, OchiProjectsLA, Los Angeles, CA
Interior Onsite Lobby Entrance and show, Rocha Art, San Francisco, CA
Exterior Onsite Three -Story Mural Project, on Brannan Street, Btwn 3rd & 4th Street, Ian Ross Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Interior Onsite Lobby, Rocha Art, Rocha Art, San Francisco, CA
2014 Plate Tectonic, N’Namdi Contemporary, Miami, FL
12 of Our 84 Possible Past Lives Collaboration with Jenny Muskof, Alter Space Gallery, Residency & Show, San Francisco, CA
2012 New Work: Drawings, Ochi Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
2011 Knock Out, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
2010 Diamond Rings, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
No More Mr. Nice Guy, Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID
The Rings We Road in On, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
2009 Recent Paintings, Shasta College, Redding, CA
2007 Folded Pours, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2005 Super Ball, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
New Work, Ochi Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
Liquid Spaces, One Union, San Francisco, CA
2004 New Work, G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Detroit, MI
2003 Organic, G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 New Paintings, New Year’s Show, Ochi Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
Blindsided, Julie Baker Fine Art, Grass Valley, CA
2001 New Paintings. New Talent, Ochi Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
Introductions: Shooting Pool in Public, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Economics Series, Neo, San Francisco, CA
2000 Cars and Wilds, CCA Nave, San Francisco, CA
Place Maker, CCA Graduate Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999 Rock Scissors Paper, Canessa Gallery, 708 Montgomery St., San Francisco, CA
Game 1, Oakland, CA
1995 The Ultimate Triumph, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA

Group Exhibitions

2018 Way Bay I, BAMPFA Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
2017 POST/11/9 THE NEW NOW [NOW], Connect Gallery, Chicago, IL
Auction Exhibition, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
2016 The Battery Show, curated by Thomas Moller, The Battery, San Francisco, CA
HERE II: What Cannot be Said, curated by Natasha Boas, speaker Larry Rinder, BAC, Berkeley, CA
Art Palm Beach, N’Namdi Contemporary, West Palm Beach, FL
Message in a Bottle, Sponsered by Park Life & Surfrider Foundation, San Francisco, CA
2014 Holiday Party, Ian Ross Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Re-Surfacing: Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, CA
2010 Gesture, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Homage to the Artists, Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2009 Paper/Mylar/Vellum, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
MMFA Loft Exhibition 1, Los Angeles, CA
Inaugural Exhibition, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
2008 Uncharted: Imaginary Landscapes, Hayes Valley Market, San Francisco, CA
Forest Alchemy, curated by Tracy Ginsberg, Woodacre, CA
2007 CCA Centennial Exhibition, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Art Chicago, Julie Baker Fine Art, Chicago, IL
Wynn Macao Grand Concourse Entry (Permanent Installation), Steve Wynn, Macau, China
FADA LACMA Los Angeles Art Show, Julie Baker Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA
Art Miami, Julie Baker Fine Art, Miami, FL
2006 Wynn Las Vegas (Permanent Installation), Steve Wynn, Las Vegas, NV
Au Courant: Introducing 16 Artists New to Bentley, Bentley Projects, Phoenix, AZ
The Village at Squaw, Remote viewing 3, Squaw Valley, CA
NYC 212 Art Fair, Julie Baker Fine Art, New York, NY
Monster Drawing Rally, SoEx, San Francisco, CA
Art 4 Auction, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
2005 Splat, Sabina Lee Gallery, Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
LA Art Fair, Julie Baker Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Affordable Art Fair, Julie Baker Fine Art, New York, NY
Art Auction, SoEx, San Francisco, CA
Neo Mod: New Northern California Abstractionists, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
Neo Mod: New Northern California Abstractionists, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Emerging Artists 2005. Curated by Julie Baker Fine Art, Parada Hall, Scottsdale, AR
San Francisco International Art Exposition, Julie Baker Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Close Calls, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2004 San Francisco International Art Exposition, Julie Baker Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2003 The Affordable Art Fair, Julie Baker Fine Art, New York, NY
Chicago Art Fair, Julie Baker Fine Art, Chicago, IL
San Francisco International Art Exposition, Julie Baker Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2002 unDRAWN, The Brewery, curated by Alexandra Grant, Los Angeles, CA
The Affordable Art Fair, Julie Baker Fine Art, New York, NY
Cream, Arts Benicia Center gallery, Benicia, CA
A New World Trade Center: Design Proposals, Max Protech Gallery, New York, NY
Baker’s Dozen, Julie Baker Fine Art, Grass Valley, CA
2001 Introductions South, ICA Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
2000 Tails of the City, Sony Metreon, San Francisco, CA
Works on Paper, Exchange Show: China and American Artist, China
1999 Sunspot Laboratory Show, Fine Arts Gallery, Cal State, Los Angeles, CA
Construction Paper, Door 3 Gallery, Myrtle St, Oakland, CA
1998 ConCurrents, Design Studio 8A, Lafayette St, New York, NY
1996 Dibujos y Suenos, Del Sol, Barcelona, Spain
1995 Hunters Point Installation, 5th year Studios, Santa Cruz, CA

Press

SF Chronicle, Books Glorious Book; SF teachers are forced to beg, Leah Garchik, Aug 12, 2018
Joseph Phillips, Hyde Park Herald, Connect Gallery to host art exhibit on post-Trump Election, Nov 6, 2017
Here II: BAC “What does it mean to think about abstraction?” Curator Natasha Boas in conversation with BAMPF’s Director Larry Rinder, ArtSource, Feb 2016
A Vibrant Family Home, New England Home, Nov-Dec 2016
Sommerbegeghunig; Aufden Spuren Von Black Elk, St. Gallen Tagblatt, Arbon & Romanshorn, Roggwill, Switzerland, July 16, 2016
New Catalogue, OchiProjectsLA, May 24, 2016
Michael Shaw The Conversation Podcast, Ep. #113: The Conversation LIVE!  with– Katie Bode, Stephanie Pryor and Matt Stromberg, Recorded live before an audience in Nellie King Solomon’s SkyFuel Exhibition, OchiProjectsLA, LA, CA, 2015
Nellie King Solomon & Elisa Johns in Conversation, OchiProjectsLA, October 17, 2015
Nellie King Solomon & Tomory Dodge in Conversation, OchiProjectsLA, August 28, 2015
CARLA Contemporary Art Review, Los Angeles, OchiProjectsLA, placement, 2015
Artist: Nellie King Solomon, streetart.com, 2015
Freeform acrylic on Mylar fantasies of Nellie King Solomon, artbusiness.com, 2015
Simone Collins, How Nellie King Solomon Made Art into a Career, Gigaverse.com, 2014
Painting Preview, Belle SF, Feb 2013
Out of LA | Nellie King Solomon, ArtBlitz, April 27, 2014
Lauri Levenfeld, Feature on NKS, The Mom’s Project, April 17, 2014
Taste of the Arts Brochure, Wynn Encore Las Vegas, 2014
Alter Space, Jenny Muskopf and Nellie King Solomon -12 of our 84 Possible Past Lives, artbusiness.com Sept 27, 2014
Resurfacing: Art. Activism. Mapping Enviromental Justice, artforce.org, Jan 2014
Carolyn Snyder, Taking the Fifth, Pebble Beach. The Life. The Game. The Magazine. June 2013-2014 volume fifteen, p. 92-94
Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway Nearby, Viking Penguin Group, 2013, pg. 123-125
Ed Malin, NY Theater Indie Archive, “The Spectator and The Blind Man: Stories of Seeing and Not Seeing.” Theater production in collaboration with Dr. Leona Goodin, Frigid New York, NY Feb 24, 2013
Artist Crush: Nellie King Solomon, Gillian. Siegel, Oct 19, 2013
Nellie King Solomon: On Our San Francisco Watchlist, ArtSlant, 2012
Scott Rappaport, UCSC Art Alumni Exhibition, University of Santa Cruz News Center, April 22, 2011
Cherry Louise Turner, Artist Profile: Nellie King Solomon, Huffington Post, Sept 1, 2010 updated May 25, 2011
Cherie Louise Turner, Features: Nellie King Solomon, Art Ltd, September 2010
Art, Nellie King Solomon, Harvard Review No.37, March 2010, p.41-45
Exhibition at BG Explores Uses of Gesture in Abstract Painting, artdaily.org, July 6, 2010
Nellie King Solomon: Diamond Rings. Paintings on Mylar, SFGATE, Oct 10, 2010
Bay Area Artist Nellie King Solomon Exhibits at Brian Gross Fine Art, artdaily.org, Sep 2010
Paper Mylar Vellum, SquareCylinder.com Northern California Art, Aug 10, 2009
Sue Ferguson Gussow, Architects Draw, New York 2008
Nellie King Solomon Paintings, notcot.org, July 15, 2008
Nellie King Solomon Paintings, Roadside Scholar, July 14, 2008
Yves Behar and Nellie King Solomon, Wallpaper Magazine, London, England, 2008
Roadside Scholar, Review, July 14, 2008
Allan Ginsberg, Things I’ll Not Do (Nostalgia) & Peter Glaser, Die Richtung, 2007
That’s it, You’re All Set. Der Freund, July 2006, p.6 & p. 67-70
Michael Ennis, Steeling Beauty, Western Interiors, April-June 2006, p.167
Art Hop: Exploring San Francisco’s 49 Geary, Sunset Magazine, March 2006, p.46
Stephanie Cash, Report from San Francisco: New and Now, Art in America, January 2006, p.60
Christine Brennenman, Working Artist: Intersection of Art and Nature, Marin IJ, Sep 6, 2006
Kenneth Baker, Fissures Unite Stone: Solomon at Gross, San Francisco Chronicle, October 29, 2005, Date Book, E12
Alan Hess, It Takes a Village, Architectural Digest, June 2005, p. 140
Cherie Louise Turner, Neo Mod at the Crocker Art Museum, ArtWeek, March 2005, p.17
Unspun, Zyzzyva, Cover Image, Spring 2005
Brian Gross Fine Art: Nellie King Solomon – Superball Recent Paintings, artbusiness.com, 2005
Lucas Programs Opens at Montalvo, ArtWeek, Dec 2004, p. 22
Kenneth Baker, Small Treasures at SF Art Expo, San Francisco Chronicle, Jan 2004
Suzanne Stephens with Ian Luna; Foreword by Robert Ivy, Imagining Ground Zero, Rizzoli & Architectural Record, 2004
Melissa Hutcheson, Alumni Profiles, Art Chooses You, You Don’t Choose Art, CCA Glance, December 2003, p. 8
Max Protetch, A New World Trade Center: Design Proposals from Leading Architects Worldwide, Regan Books, 2002, p.134-135
Architecture Surveys After September 11: Re-imaging Manhattan’s Downtown, MAX PROTETCH GALLERY, Directed by Michael Blackwood 58 minutes color film, 2002
Rebecca Solnit and Susan Schwartzenberg, Hollow City: The Siege of San Francisco and the Crisis of American Urbanism, Verso, Sep 2002
Dennis R. Ryerson, A Space to Create, Artists Will Find Home at Montalvo Cottages, San Jose Mercury News, December 22, 2002, p.1
Kenneth Baker, Splitting Perceptions of Ellsworth Kelly; Painter Discovers an Artist True to Form, San Francisco Chronicle, October 1, 2002, p. D1
Victoria Dalkey, Going With the Flow. The Sacramento Bee, June 9, 2002 Encore p. 8
Debra Koppman, Previews, Art Week, May 2002, p. 6
Anne Crump, ArtSpeak: Climbing To New Heights, Nellie King Solomon Bridges Architecture and Art, San Francisco Examiner, January 31, 2002, p. C2
Victoria Dalkey, Things Looking Up, The Sacramento Bee, Dec 2, 2001 p. 29
Carol Feineman, New GV Fine Arts Gallery Opens, The Union, Nov 19, 2001, p. A2
Rachelle McKinnney, A Perfect Circle, San Francisco Art Magazine.com Sep 2001
Kenneth Baker, Pleasures in Rich Pools of Color, San Francisco Chronicle, July 28, 2001, C1& C5
Anne Crump, A Change of Art, San Francisco Examiner, July 10, 2001 C1& C6

Selected Awards & Residencies

2018 SECA SFMOMA award (nomination)
2016 SECA SFMOMA award (nomination)
The Battery Residency, Feb-May, San Francisco, CA
2014 Alter Space Residency (in collaboration with Jennifer Muskopf)
2012 SECA SFMOMA award (nomination)
2010 SECA SFMOMA award (nomination)
2007 SECA SFMOMA award (nomination)
2005 SECA SFMOMA award (nomination)
2001 SECA/In Site SFMOMA award (nomination)
2000 Murphy Cadagon, San Francisco Foundation
1999 Sunspot Laboratory, Cal State LA Exhibition

Teaching

2009 Painting 1, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Public Guest Lecturer, Shasta College, Redding, CA
2008 Material Matters, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Drawing Matters 1, First Year Core, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
2007 Material Matters: Experimental Painting Media, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Drawing Matters 1, First Year Core, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
2006 Material Matters: Workshop in Experimental Painting Media, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Drawing Workshop: Body and Machine, Industrial Design, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Running a Walk-in Drawing Salon, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
DDII: Design Drawing II, Drawing for Industrial Designers, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Extension Program, Drawing on a Grand Scale, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Review Panelist, Under Graduate Painting, Junior Reviews, CCA, San Francisco, CA
Founder and Lead of Alumni Critique Group, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2005 Artistic Director and Lead Teacher, Young Artist in Residence (YAR) Summer Program, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
Self-Portraiture Drawing and Painting Classes, LEAP Bessie Carmichael & Longfellow Middle School, SF, CA
Featured Artists Discussion, NeoMod. New Northern California Abstractionists, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
2004 Guest critic for Arch 11B: Introductory Architectural Design Studio, Professor Keith Plymale, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Liquid Spaces: Figure Drawing to Engineers, Sherwood Engineers, San Francisco, CA
Developed Young Artist in Residence (YAR) Summer Program, MAC, Saratoga, CA
Artistic Director and Lead Teacher, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
Teacher for Adult Drawing Classes, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
Surfing Instructor, Girls Adventure Out, Pacifica, CA
2003 Teacher for Adult Drawing Classes, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
Art Teacher, 2nd-5th Graders, LEAP, West Portal School, San Francisco, CA
Art Teacher for A Living Library Garden, James Denman Middle School, San Francisco, CA
2002 Art Teacher for A Living Library Garden, James Denman Middle School, San Francisco, CA
Guest Speaker, San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco, CA
Guest Speaker, Donald Feasel’s Painting Class, CCA, SF, CA
Painting Drawing Teacher, SFLEAP Enola Maxwell Middle School for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2001 Artist Lecture, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Mary Snowden’s Advanced Painting, Guest Speaker, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Linda Geary’s Senior Painting Project, Teaching Assistant and Lecturer, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2000 Kim Anno’s Beginning Drawing Teacher’s Assistant, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
1998 Art Teacher, Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, NY
1989 Art Teacher, De Avilla School, San Francisco, CA
1988 Art Teacher, Live Oak School, San Francisco, CA

Projects

2017 Co-founder of POST11/9 THE NEW NOW [NOW], Connect Gallery, Hyde Park Chicago, IL
Exhibition and Collective: Unifying art, science and philanthropy to generate civil courage
2015 Painting Exterior Onsite Three-Story Mural, on Brannan btw 3rd & 4th, Ian Ross Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 Theater Painting in collaboration with Dr. Leona Goodin, “The Spectator and The Blind Man: Stories of Seeing and Not Seeing.”, Frigid Film Festival, New York, NY
2008- Project Little Human, Califia King Cone, CPMC, San Francisco, CA
2005 Design of 12? high 200? long Painted Freeze Exterior to wrap around 6th floor of new building, Oxford Plaza, Housing Design, Berkeley, CA
2001 A New World Trade Center: Design Proposals Drawing for Max Protech Gallery, New York, NY
Advocate for WTC 9/11 Survivors, Horizons: Battered Women’s Charity Organization, The Family Center, New York, NY
Doc Film Drawing for “Caution: 2001” at Ground Zero, Collaboration with Suree Towfighnia, New York, NY
1999 Design/Build, Blade Runners Hair Salon, San Francisco, CA
Rendering, Dan Solomon Inc., San Francisco, CA
Stanford University Dormitory Freeze Designer, Solomon ETC, San Francisco, CA
Artist Collaborator, Villa Montalvo Artist Residency, Saratoga, CA
Artist Collaborator on Architectural Design, Solomon ETC, San Francisco, CA
1998 The Design Company, Collaboration with Sebastian Lane, Design and Rendering, SF, CA
The Rockwell Group, New York, NY: Design and rendering for clients including: The Bronx Zoo, Bronx, NY. Planet Hollywood, Frankfurt, Philadelphia, and Kuala Lumpur, Clubs and Dioramas. Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas
1997 Conceptual Design and Drawing for Competition Battery Park City, New York, Vesey Green Park Design and Drawing, Collaboration with Quennell Rothschild Associates and Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, New York, NY
1996 Ricardo Bofill, International Architect, Tailler de Arquitectura, Barcelona, Spain Design and Presentation Drawings for projects in Monchyplein, The Hague. SPI Fiumicino, Rome. Place del Europa, Luxembourg. Subway Station, Tokyo Airport VIP Tower, Barcelona, Spain
1989 Painting and Architectural Restoration, Palazzo San Polo, Italy, XVIth Century Fresco and Marmarino ceiling restoration project, Venice, Italy
Jobs
2018 Lead Planner/Painter, Art Wall: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, BAMPFA, Berkeley, CA
2001 Advocate for WTC 9/11 Survivors, Horizons: Battered Women’s Charity Organization, The Family Center, New York, NY
1999 Artist Design/Build Installation, Marta Fry Landscape Architects, San Francisco, CA
1997-98 Rockwell Group, Designer for Entertainment Architecture, New York, NY
1997 Vito Acconci, Park on the Water, Green Point Brooklyn, NY
1997 Quennell Rothschild Architects, Vesey Green, New York, NY
1996 Ricardo Bofill Architect, architecture draftsman, Barcelona, Spain
1994 Ahrens Studio, Sculptor and Painter, Novato & Phoenix, CA & Arizona
1989 Art Handling and Installer, Scarpa Museum, Venice, Italy
1989 Architectural Restoration, Palazzo St Polo, Venice Italy
1988-93 Artist Assistant to David Ireland, Oakland & SF, CA