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New York-based artist Nina Chanel Abney is known for fusing the seriousness of portraiture with complexities of narrative painting. Abney places figures based on real people into imaginative worlds to create large genre paintings that deal with controversial issues regarding race and gender. She is interested in revealing racism that is hidden in the everyday, and blurs the lines of race and sexuality that are in everyone. Nina is represented by Kravets|Wehby Gallery in New York and has been included in The Incomplete Paris exhibition curated by Hubert Neumann, the Rubell Family Collection’s 30 American’s, The Glamour Project at Lehman Maupin Gallery, and the next generation of exciting artistsby Paper Magazine. Nina was featured in W Magazine’s Art Issue and currently has a painting on view at the Brooklyn Museum as part of an exhibition of recent acquisitions. Recently, Roberta Smith featured Nina in an article in the New York Sunday Times about the relevance of figurative painting.

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