Nina Buxenbaum

Nina Buxenbaum is a Brooklyn born artist and academician working in a traditional figurative painting style, while dealing with contemporary issues of the public versus private persona, and identity.


The Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture; Skowhegan, ME
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, Hoffberger School of Painting, Masters of Fine Arts
L’ Ecole du Louvre, Paris, France – Egyptian Art, L’ Institute Catholique of Paris – French Language
Washington University, St. Louis, MO, Major: PrintmakingMinor: Art History, Bachelor Fine Art

Teaching Experience
2002 – present Associate Professor, York College, CUNY; NY, NY

Solo Exhibitions
2018 Topsy Turvy, New Canaan Library, New Canaan, CT.
2011 Arts at the Crossroads, First Congregational Church of Stamford, CT.
2010 More Than Me, Fine Arts Gallery, York College, CUNY, NY.

2019 Paper 2019, Silvermine Galleries, New Cannan, CT. Curator; Jennifer Farrell, Associate Curator Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.
2018 Corpora in Tractus, Bodies in Motion, The Gallatin Galleries, NYU, New York, NY
2017 Faculty Exhibition, The Silvermine Guild of Artists & School of Art, New Canaan, CT.
2017 Those Who Can Do, York College Faculty Exhibition, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Queens, NY,
2017 Women’s Work, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT.
2016 Body Politic, Academic Gallery, Long Island City, NY.
2016 As Bad as I Wanna Be: Black Women Artists Reimagining the Self, Syracuse University, Community Folk Art Center, Syracuse, NY.

Juried Exhibitions
2016 Retrieval of the Beautiful, The Painting Center, NY, NY.
2016 CWA National Open Juried Exhibition, Slater Museum, Norwich, CT.

2015 21st Annual African American Art Exhibition, Merit Award.
2014 Vermont Studio Center, four-week full tuition fellowship award.
2014 20th Annual African American Art Exhibition, Thomas and Mary Jo Mueller Merit Award.

2016 Visiting Artist Scholars Residency Program, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA. (accepted but could not attend)
2015 Hambidge Center for the Arts, Rabin Gap, GA. Two-week summer residency.
2014 Vermont Studio Center; Johnson, VT. Four-week summer residency, including full scholarship to attend.
2008 Artist in Residence Program at Brydcliffe, Woodstock, NY.
2004-05 Artist Alliance Inc., New York, NY Lower East Side Rotating Studio Program- a six-month residency.
2001 The Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
1996 Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France.

Artist Lectures
2017 Artist Lecture – Opalka Gallery, The Sage Colleges, Albany, NY.
2017 Visiting Artist- Visual and Performing Arts Department, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT
2016 Artist Panel Discussion -York College Alumni Closing Reception and Program, 11/10. York College Fine Arts Gallery, NY
2016 Guest Artist – GenEd 100 World of the Arts, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, as a Guest Lecturer via Skype I presented my work as an artist and took questions from the class.

Professional Affiliations
2013 – present The Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT.

2006 New York Academy of Art – New York, New York.
The study of advanced painting techniques of the old masters, including glazing, imprimatura, and sfumato techniques of paint application.

2003-2014 College Art Association- member of a national professional artists association, for educational and professional development. Workshops on art history and art theory, and latest practices in materials and techniques.

2002-2007 Sankofa Ceramics Cooperative – B