Ardine Nelson
2008 Guggenheim Fellow
Inventing Landscape Folio
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1971-72      University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, Major: Photography,  

                        Degree: M.F.A. August 1972

1970-71      Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, Major: Sculpture / Photography,

                        Degree: M.A. January 1972

1966-70      Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, Major: Art Education, 

                        Degree: B.S. in Art Education   June 1970


Fellowships & Grants:

2008-09      John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.

2008           Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, research and development grant

2008-10      Research and Creative Activity in the Arts and Humanities Grant, Ohio State University
                   Inventing Landscapes
 hand-made book project.

2006           University Seed Grant to support Green Spaces: Small Garden Communities of  Dresden Germany.

2002           Greater Columbus Arts Council Fellowship to individual Artist.

1991           Ohio Arts Council Fellowship to Individual Artist.

1990           Greater Columbus Arts Council Fellowship to individual Artist.

1982-83       Polaroid Grant Program, 500 sheets of film.

1978-81      Polaroid Grant Program, 400 sheets of film, renewed twice during this period.

1980-2010  Received 25 individual research grants from the Ohio State University. 


One Woman Exhibitions:

2009           Green Spaces: Small Garden Communities of Dresden, Germany, Weston Art Gallery,
                   Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 26 – August 30.

                   Green Spaces: Small Garden Communities of Dresden, Germany,

                   Galerie Kunsthaus Raskolnikow, Dresden, Germany, May 22 – June 25

                   New Work, Hopkins Hall Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Oct.

2007           Words & Inventing Landscapes, exhibitions from the 9th International Photography  Gathering,
                   Meeting with the Middle East, Kalamoon University, Damascus, Syria. Invited by Issa Touma, Director & Curator. March 26 – April 10.

2004           Dresden/Prague, Galerie Kunsthaus Raskolnikow, Dresden, Germany. June 18 –  August.31

                   SRO Photo Gallery, School of Art, Texas Tech Univ. Lubbock, TX, Jan 5-31

2003           Dresden/Prague, 7/02, Midwest Photo Gallery, Columbus, OH  Feb 2-22

1996           Recent Work, Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH June

1991           Pinhole, Gallery 2, Dept. of Art, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, Oct.

1989           Diana, Art Department, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, April.

                   Pinhole, Art Department, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, Sept.

1988           Pinhole, North Texas State University, Neutral Space Gallery, Art Department, Denton, TX, Jan.

                    Pinhole, New Image Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, Nov.

1987            Pinhole Work, Workspace Gallery, Fine Arts Department, University of Colorado, Boulder Colorado, Sept. - Oct.

1986            Southern Illinois University, Department of Cinema and Photography, Carbondale, IL, Sept.- Oct..

1984            Lightfantastic Gallery, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, Oct. - Nov.

1979            Beleque Gallery, Louisiana Tech., Rouston, LA, Sept.

                    Touche Gallery, Bemiji MN, Dec.


Photographic Works in Public Collections:

                  Polaroid Collection, Clarence Kennedy Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 20 images.

                  International Polaroid Collection, Amsterdam, Holland.

                  Guggenheim Foundation Collection, NYC

  Museen der Stadt Dresden - Technische Sammlungen Dresden, Germany

                  University of Minnesota Collection, Bemiji, MN

                  Huntington Galleries, Park Hills, Huntington WV

                  Photographic Department Collection, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

                  Burpee Art Museum, Rockford, IL

                  Permanent Art Collection, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH

                  University of Michigan Art Collection, Ann Arbor, MI

                  The Chicago Center for Contemporary Photography Collection, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

                  F.B. Snight Gallery of Art, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

                  University Art Collection, New Mexico State University, Las Crues, NM

                  University Art Collection, Murray State University, Murray, KY

                  University Art Collection, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

                  Huntington Permanent Collection, Huntington National Bank, Columbus, OH

                  Westinghouse Corporate Collection, Pittsburgh PA

                  Gallery of Art Collection, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

                  Barefoot Grass Corporate Collection

                  Lincoln National Corporate Collection


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