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, Skowhegan, Maine, The Artists Alliance in New York City, and the Byrdcliffe Artist In Residence, in Woodstock, NY. 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), and Rush Arts (NYC, NY). She is currently an Associate Professor of painting, and the Coordinator of Fine Arts Discipline in the Department of Performing and Fine Arts, at York College in Jamaica, NY.