Brittany Nelson


Brittany Nelson (b. 1984, Great Falls, Montana, USA) explores 19th-century photographic chemistry techniques and science fiction to address themes of loneliness, isolation, and distance within the queer community and its parallels with space exploration. She is the recipient of a Creative Capital Foundation Grant in Visual Arts (New York, NY) and a Theo Westenberger Foundation Grant for advancing women in the arts (New York, NY). Her work has been exhibited at Bonniers Konsthall (Stockholm, Sweden), Die Ecke (Santiago, Chile), Sonnenstube (Lugano, Switzerland), The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (Detroit, MI), The Brooklyn Academy of Music (New York, NY), The Cranbrook Art Museum (Bloomfield Hills, MI), The Newcomb Art Museum (New Orleans, LA), The International Print Center (New York, NY), among many others. She has upcoming solo presentations at Le CAP - Centre d’art Saint Fons, France and Fotogalleriet in Oslo, Norway in 2022. Her monograph “Out Of The Everywhere” was released in 2019 by Mousse Publishing (Milan, Italy), and her sculptural book “Monuments to the Conquerors of Space” was released in 2017 and published by Small Editions (New York, NY). Her work has been featured in publications such as Art in America, Frieze, and The New Yorker.