Nina Buxenbaum was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY to a politically active, multi-racial household. She received her MFA degree in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in drawing and printmaking. Ms. Buxenbaum has participated in residencies at the Cité Interational des Artes in Paris, France, the Skowhegan School of Painting, The Artists Alliance in New York, the Byrdcliffe Artist In Residence, NY, and The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. Her work has been included in several exhibitions including the Studio Museum of Harlem (NYC, NY), Samson Projects (Boston, MA), the Kentler International Drawing Space (Brooklyn, NY), the Ingalls Gallery (Miami, FL), Rush Arts (NYC, NY), Stella Jones Gallery (New Orleans, LA), and Galerie Myrtis (Baltimore, MD). Her work has been featured in the International Review of African American Art. She is an Associate Professor of Painting at York College in Jamaica, NY, the Coordinator of Fine Arts Discipline in the Department of Performing and Fine Arts, as well as a member and current faculty at The Silvermine Artist Guild in New Canaan, CT.