May 3, 2018

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Celeste Hylton-James

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Royal Flush: Nina Chanel Abney

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Artist Nina Chanel Abney Since 2007, Chicago-born Artist Nina Chanel Abney has captured the multifaceted nature of race, gender, and politics in America within her work. Now as we approach the spring of 2018, this year marks her first solo show touring in her hometown Chicago, California, and New York. Abney’s …

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Artist Nina Chanel Abney

Since 2007, Chicago-born Artist Nina Chanel Abney has captured the multifaceted nature of race, gender, and politics in America within her work. Now as we approach the spring of 2018, this year marks her first solo show touring in her hometown Chicago, California, and New York. Abney’s first solo show, Royal Flush respectively looks back her 10-year career and her frank depictions using various materials like watercolor, acrylic paint, and collage. Abney received her BFA in Studio Art and Computer Science at Augustana College in 2004.

Once she graduated, she moved to New York, where she lives. She also earned her MFA at Parsons School of Design in 2007. PAPER Magazine calls her work:

“Strong feminine and masculine images infused with humor, irony, perversity, satire, and fantasy, marked by the bold lines of Francesco Clemente and the sensual yet disturbing colors of Francis Bacon.”

-Carol Lee, PAPER Magazine

I couldn’t agree more and would like to encourage you to attend her exhibit, Royal Flush, that started in February.

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“First and Last,” 2012. Acrylic

NEUBERGER MUSEUM OF ART, PURCHASE COLLEGE, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
APRIL 7, 2019 – August 4, 2019
735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase, NY 10577

CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER
FEBRUARY 10, 2018 – MAY 6, 2018
78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602

INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES
SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 – JANUARY 20, 2019
1717 E 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM
SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 – JANUARY 20, 2019
600 State Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90037

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“Untitled” (Yo 123), 2015. Unique ultra chrome pigmented print, spray paint, and acrylic on canvas

All images © 2018 Nina Chanel Abney