Brittany Nelson (b. 1984) works with 19th century photographic chemistry techniques to address themes of feminist science fiction and queer abstraction. She received her MFA in photography from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, and her Bachelor of Arts from Montana State University. She is the recipient of a 2015 Creative Capital Grant in Visual Arts and a Theo Westenberger Foundation Grant for advancing women in the arts. Select solo exhibitions include PATRON Gallery (Chicago, IL), Morgan Lehman Gallery (New York, NY), David Klein Gallery (Detroit, MI), Sadie Halie Projects (Minneapolis, MN) and CRUSH Curatorial with Gabriela Vainsencher (New York, NY). Group exhibitions include Brooklyn Academy of Music (Brooklyn, NY), The Newcomb Art Museum (New Orleans, LA), The Cranbrook Art Museum (Bloomfield Hills, MI), and the Houston Center for Photography (Houston, TX). Nelson was a 2017 artist in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts and her work has been featured in publications such as The New Yorker, WIRED, Collector Daily, Aesthetica, and New Art Examiner.
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