Brittany Nelson

Brittany Nelson

Selected Solo Exhibitions

David Klein Gallery, Alternative Process, Detroit, MI, 2016

Sadie Halie Projects, Monuments to the Conquerors of Space, Minneapolis, MN, 2016

PATRON Gallery, Controller, Chicago, IL, July, 2016

VOLTA Art Fair, with Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY, March 2016

Morgan Lehman Gallery, The Year I Make Contact, New York, NY, January 2016

David Klein Gallery, Science, Detroit, MI, 2013


Selected Group Exhibitions

Brooklyn Academy of Music, New Photography, a part of Next Wave Art, Brooklyn, NY, 2016

Houston Center for Photography, The Surface of Things, Houston, TX, 2016

Reynolds Gallery, Rock Candy, Richmond, VA, July, 2016

Cranbrook Art Museum, Cranbrook Salon, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2015

Art Miami, with David Klein Gallery, Miami, FL, December 2015

1708 Gallery, Cabin Fever, Richmond, VA, 2015

Pulse Miami, Miami Beach, FL, December 2015

David Klein Gallery, First Show, Detroit, MI, 2015

Iridian Gallery, Old School / New Rules, Richmond, VA, 2015

Reynolds Gallery, Dog Days, Richmond, VA, 2015

Andrews Gallery, Breaking Ground: Survey of Contemporary Photography, Williamsburg, VA, 2014

Ficciones Typografika, Curated by Erik Brandt, Minneapolis, MN, 2014

Cranbrook Art Museum + Cranbrook Science  Museum, Light and Color, traveling exhibition, Detroit, MI, 2012

Art Platform Los Angeles, with David Klein Gallery, 2012

Cranbrook Art Museum, No Object Is An Island: New Dialogues With The Cranbrook Collection, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2011

David Klein Gallery, Liz Cohen, Brittany Nelson, Lauren Semivan, Birmingham, MI, 2011

Art Miami, with David Klein Gallery, Miami, FL, 2014

New Mexico State University Art Gallery, From The Collection,  Las Cruces, NM, 2014

Downtown Fair, with David Klein Gallery, New York, NY, May 2014

Art Miami, with David Klein Gallery, Miami, FL, 2013

Visweek, Data Visualization Conference Exhibiton, Seattle WA, 2012

Greenwood Museum of Art, Click 646, Greenwood, SC, 2011

Art Aspen, with David Klein Gallery, Aspen, CO, 2011

Cranbrook Art Museum, Here Here, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2011



Creative Capital Foundation, 2015 Awardee in Visual Arts, New York, NY

Theo Westenberger Foundation, For Women Advancing The Arts, New York, NY, 2015


Selected Awards//Residencies

Teton Art Lab, artist in residence, July 2016

Phoenix Art Museum, Stacy Zuber Photography Award, Juror’s Choice, Phoenix, AZ, 2015

The Print Center, Fish/Pearce Prize for excellence in process based work, Philadelphia, PA

Minneapolis Institute of Art + Site Santa Fe,  Collector’s Tour, Minneapolis, MN, 2013

Vermont Studio Center, Artist in Residence, Johnson, VT, 2012

Cranbrook Art Museum + Cranbrook Science Museum, commissioned work, Bloomfield Hills, MI

The Print Center, 86th International Competition, Philadelphia, PA (juror Jennifer Blessing, Curator, Guggenheim)

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Director’s Award, 2011

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Emerging Artist Award, Finalist, 2011
Cranbrook Art Museum, Collections Purchase, Bloomfield Hills, MI



Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA

Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

Candela Collection, Richmond, VA


Selected Publications/Features

New Art Examiner, Volume 31 No. 1, Review: Mika Horibuchi and Brittany Nelson at Patron, Chicago, IL September/October 2016

The New Yorker, Review: The Year I Make Contact, Vince Aletti, February 8  & 13 Anniversary Issue, 2016

The New York Times, Spare Times, LGBT Art Tour Group: Brittany Nelson at Morgan Lehman, February 11, 2016

Wired, Developing Photos Is Way More Fun When It’s Kinda Dangerous, interview,, January 21, 2016

Burn Away, Chemical Peel, Review: The Year I Make Contact, Jean Dykstra,, February 28, 2016

Collector Daily, Review: The Year I Make Contact,, January 21, 2016

Musée Magazine, The Year I Make Contact, feature,, January 14, 2016

Aesthetica Magazine, Interview, VOLTA New York Preview,, February 2016

Art F City, This Week’s Must See Events, Brittany Nelson at Morgan Lehman, Paddy Johnson,, January 4, 2016

Art F City, Highlights from the Pulse Art Fair, Paddy Johnson,, December 5, 2015

Lenscratch, Brittany Nelson: The States Project: Virginia, Interview with Eliot Dudik,, July 2015

Art F City, featured artist, Creative Capital Artist Retreat Highlights, Paddy Johnson,, August 7, 2015

Breaking Ground: Survery of Contemporary Photography, Catalogue, Andrews Gallery, 2014

Handcrafted: The Art and Practice of the Handmade Print, Zhejiang Province Arts Publishing, China 2014 . Edited by Sandy King, Sam  Wang, Christina Z. Anderson, Zhong Jiangming.

Richmond Arts Review, A New Science: Studio Visit with Brittany Nelson, Interview with Inga Shun, September 2014

IDPure Magazine, Ficciones Typografika, featured artist, Issue 34, Zurich, Switzerland, 2014

Jet Fuel Review, Spring Issue, Lewis University,  Chicago, IL, 2013

Gum Printing and Other Amazing Contact Printing Processes, Anderson, Christina Z., 2013

Visweek, VisWeek Art Show: Brittany Nelson, Catalogue, 2012

Blue Canvas, Blue Canvas + Cranbrook, Issue 12, 2012

Cranbrook Art Museum, Turner, Sarah. No Object Is An Island, Catalogue, 2011

Experimental Photography, Anderson, Christina Z., 4th and 6th Editions, 2010 Education


Video Interviews//Lectures

SUNY New Paltz, Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture Series, upcoming, New Paltz, NY, February 2017

Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Media Arts, Minneapolis, MN, September 2017

Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Alternative Process, Creative Capital Artist Retreat, Troy, NY,  2016

Parsons, The New School, Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Master of Fine Arts Program, Photography,  New York, NY, 2016

Teton ArtLab, Science Fiction, Jackson, WY, July 2016

Volta New York, GalleryLOG, video interview, 2016

Creative Capital Foundation, Who Knew Photography Could Be So Dangerous, video feature/interview, 2016

Society for Photographic Education National Conference Speaker, Science Fiction, Las Vegas, NV, 2016

Virginia Commonwealth University, The Year I Make Contact, Art Foundations, Richmond, VA, February 2016

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Visiting Artist, Masters Program, Photography, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2015

Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Alternative Process, Creative Capital Artist Retreat, 2015

Society for Photographic Education, Southeast Regional Conference, Science, Greenville, NC, 2014

New Mexico State University, Stuff I Hate, Department of  Art, Las Cruces, NV, 2014



Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, Master of Fine Arts, Photography, 2011

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, Bachelor of Arts, Photography. Minor, Philosophy, 2007