Nicole Wittenberg

Nicole Wittenberg was born in 1979, and she is an American artist based in New York City. She is a curator, professor, writer, and painter.

Wittenberg portrays natural landscapes that mirror her emotional state and feelings in a precise moment.

Nodding to the Impressionist movement, the American artist transforms ordinary sceneries into psychological and emotional lands, manifesting a deep fascination for nature and its fleeting changes.

Wittenberg was born in San Francisco, CA, and received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2003. She received the American Academy of Arts and Letters coveted John Koch Award for Best Young Figurative Painter in 2012. From 2011–2014 she served as a teacher at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, and the Bruce High Quality Foundation University, and in 2017 she was a professor in the Critical Theory Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Wittenberg’s works are included in many prominent collections, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; The Albertina, Vienna, Austria; the Boston Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA; Aishti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon; and others

Nicole Wittenberg Portrait by Joseph Sortwell


Solo exhibitions
Country, Exhibition Name, Location
USA, Nicole Wittenberg, Fernberger Gallery, Los Angeles
UK, Moonshine Lullaby, MASSIMODECARLO, London
USA, Tennis Elbow, Journal Gallery, New York
USA, Distant Waters, Nina Johnson Gallery, Miami
USA, Our Love is Here to Stay, Acquavella Galleries, Palm Beach
USA, Tennis Elbow, Journal Gallery, New York
USA, Honeysuckle Rose, Ross + Kramer, East Hampton
USA, Sunday Kind of Love, Nina Johnson Gallery, Miami
USA, Them, There, Eyes, Yours Mine Ours Gallery, New York
A, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna
USA, Comin’ Thro’ the Rye, Nina Johnson Gallery, Miami
USA, The Yellow Kiss, Yours Mine & Ours Gallery, New York
USA, The Malingerers, Freight and Volume Gallery, New York
Group exhibitions
Country, Exhibition Name, Location
USA, Beautiful, Vivid, Self-Contained Curated by David Salle, Hill Art Foundation, New York
USA, Immersed, Jack Siebert Gallery, Los Angeles
USA, Oak House, Fernberger Gallery, Los Angeles
USA, On Genres, Winter Street Gallery, Edgartown
USA, VIVID, Acquavella Galleries, Palm Beach
USA, Works on Paper: 100 Years, Amanita, New York
USA, Land and Sea, Hunter Dunbar Projects, New York
USA, The View from Here, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland
UK, By a Thread, A.I. Gallery, London
USA, Unnatural Nature: Post-Pop Landscapes, Acquavella Gallery, New York
USA, Nicole Wittenberg: Pastels; Aase Texmon Rygh: Sculptures, SFA Advisory, New York
USA, Some People, Cheim & Read, New York
USA, Shrubs, Night Gallery, Los Angeles
USA, Rewilding, Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles
USA, Sunny Side Up, SUNNY NY, New York
USA, Read Desert Curated by John Garcia, Rockaway Artists Alliance, New York
USA, Ridiculously Sublime, SFA Advisory, New York
USA, Powder Your Face with Sunshine, Viewing Room at Ross + Kramer, New York
USA, Yellow, September Gallery, Hudson
USA, Downtown Painting, Peter Freeman Gallery, New York
UK, Temple of Love Curated by Faye Wei Wei, Cob Gallery, London
USA, In Her Hands Curated by David Salle, Skarstedt Gallery, New York
I, The Hawt Show II, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Atina
USA, For My Lovers Only Curated by John Garcia, cfcp Presents, New York
UK, Relating Narratives Curated by Rose Gibbs, Horse Hospital, London
UK, New Work Part 3, Subject Cob Gallery, London
USA, It’s Personal, Edward Ressle Gallery, New York
USA, Reflector, Luciana Brito Gallery, New York
A, Look! New Acquisitions, Albertina, Vienna
USA, Visionary Painting: Curated by Alex Katz, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville
USA, The Roger Ailes Memorial Show: Fair and Balanced, Yours Mine & Ours Gallery, New York
USA, Boys of Summer, Upstairs Art Fair, Yours Mine & Ours Gallery, Amagansett

Public collections

The Albertina, Vienna
Aishti Foundation, Beirut
United States
Boston Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, MA
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York


Nicole Wittenberg