Born in 1975 in Wisconsin, USA
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NYC

Liz Nielsen received a M.F.A. in Photography at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a B.F.A from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Nielsen is part of this new generation that have returned to the essential elements of analog photography and its processes as subject matter, reimagining the abstract and painterly potential of the medium. Nielsen?s work has been exhibited extensively in solo and group shows in Chicago (Zolla/Lieberman Gallery), New York (Danziger, Laurence Miller or David Zwirner Galleries), Berlin, Dublin, Budapest, Paris (NextLevel Gallery). Nielsen?s work was part of the J.P. MORGAN CURATOR'S HIGHLIGHTS - "PICTURES-IN-PLAY" at Paris Photo Fair 2016, that was followed by her solo exhibition at NextLevel and since two of her artworks are in the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection. Nielsen?s exhibitions have also been reviewed in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Artslant, the Wall Street Journal and Libération, among others.


EDUCATION

2004
MFA, University of Illinois, Chicago, United States

2002
BFA, The School of the Art Institute, Chicago, United States

1998
BA, Philosophy and Spanish, Seattle University, USA


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Photo London, with NextLevel Galerie, London, United Kingdom
Force Fields, NextLevel Galerie, Paris, France
Snake Charmer, Horizont Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2016
The Medium, Danziger Gallery, New York, USA

2015
Night Garden, SOCO Gallery, USA
Magic Lantern, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, USA
Wolf Moon, Denny Gallery, New York, USA

2013
Tiger Teeth: Red Light: Liz Nielsen, Benrimon Contemporary, New York, USA
Blue Shifts, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, USA

2011
LIZ by LINA, Schalter gallery, Berlin, Germany


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Women in Color: women and color photography, curated by Ellen Carey, Ruber Factory, New York, USA
Full Bloom #2, NextLevel Galerie, Paris, France
VIVE ART BENEFIT curated by Rachel Philips and Anna Ortiz , Honey Ramka, Brooklyn NYC, USA

2016
Pulse Miami Beach Contemporary Art Fair, with Danziger Gallery, Miami, USA
Untitled Art Fair Miami Beach, with Soco Gallery, Miami, USA
Satellite Art Show, with Elijah Wheat Showroom, Miami, USA
Paris Photo, with NextLevel Galerie, Paris, France
Davidson College Gallery, USA
Two person exhibition with Max Warsh, Curated by Jessamyn Fiore, Pallas Projects in Dublin, Ireland
Summerzcool, Curated by Austin Eddy and Benjamin Edmiston, Houston, USA
Two person exhibition with Max Warsh, Curated by Jessamyn Fiore, Sirius Art Center, Cobh, Ireland
Spring Break Art Show, curated by Kelly Schroer, New York, USA
Geometric Cabinet, Kristen Lorello gallery, New York, USA
EddysRoom, Brooklyn, New York, USA

2015
Double Vision, Silver Projects, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Handmade Abstract, BRIC Art Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Hot Slice, Zolla/Lieberman gallery, Chicago, USA
Wonderful Lies, Danziger Gallery, New York, USA
Black and White, Ameringer, McEnery, Yohe, New York, USA
Project Room, Danziger Gallery, New York,  USA
Material Art Fair with LVL3, Mexico

2014
Paris Photo, with Laurence Miller Gallery, Paris, France
Westport Arts Center, Westport,  USA
Expo Chicago, Laurence Miller Gallery,  USA
Real Time, Future, Experience, New Capital, Chicago,  USA
Spring Break Art show, New York,  USA
Black and White, La Montagne Gallery, Boston,  USA

2013
Art Untitled Benrimon Contemporary, Miami, USA

2012
Fractal Semblance, Roots & Culture, Chicago, USA
NADA Miami, Rawson Projects, USA
Fictitious Truths, Curated by Kara Rooney, Rooster Gallery, New York, USA
Anderson, Murphy, Nielsen, New Capital Projects, Chicago, USA
People Who Work Here, Curated by Rawson Projects, David Zwirner gallery, New York, USA
First Love, Curated by Angela Bryant, O?Connor gallery, Dominican University, River Forest, USA

2011
Color: Fully Engaged, Curated by Jamilee Polson, A & D gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, USA
Juried Auction, NURTUREart hosted by the Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA

2010
Feeble Intimacy, LVL3, Chicago, USA


COLLECTION

J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation


RESIDENCY

2016
Budapest Art Factory, Hungary


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017
Coste, Christine. "Photo London ouvre ses portes, fort du soutien des acteurs londoniens de la photographie", Le Journal des Arts, May, France
Sinclair, Mark. "Photo London 2017: 5 things to see", Creative Review, May, United Kingdom
"Photo London: 5 images to buy at NextLevel", The Eye of the Photography, May, France
"Photo London Returns For Edition Three With A Swagger", Artlyst, May, United Kingdom
Holledge, Richard. "Photography redefined", Gulf News, May,  United Arab Emirates
Coste, Christine. "L'objet photographique", L'Oeil, May, France
Quemin, Alain. ?Liz Nielsen: "Force Fields" la lumière capturée?, La Gazette Drouot, February, France

2016
Mercier, Clémentine. ?Paris Photo sort le grand jeu?, Libération, November,France
Graver, David. ?Artist Liz Nielsen?s Photograms?, Cool Hunting, August, USA
Sweeny, Erin. ?All The Colorful Lights: Liz Nielsen, Carolina Wheat, and Elijah Wheat Showroom?, art21
magazine, August, New York, USA
Burns, Emily. ?Liz Nielsen?, Maake Magazine, USA

2015
Smith, Andy. « Spotlight: SOCO Gallery Switches Gears With Night Garden », Charlotte Magazine, September, United States
Peters, Joshua. « Nielsen Photograms Focus on Lost Dark Room Magic », Charlotte Viewpoint, September, United States
The New Yorker, January, United States
Genista. «Liz Nielsen Uses New Photographic Technique To Create Striking Abstract Images », Beautiful Decay
Knoblauch, Loring. « Liz Nielsen, Magic Lantern @Laurence Miller », Collector Daily, February, United States

2012
New York Times, United States
Chou, Kimberly. « Scaling the Gallery Walls », Wall Street Journal, July, United States
Vartanian, Hrag. « 9 Artists to Watch from the 2012 Bushwick Open Studios », Hyperallergic, June, United States

2011
LVL3, Artist of the week
A + D Catalogue

2009
New City, Break Out Artist