Nicole Wittenburg (American, b. 1979)
Nicole Wittenberg is an American artist based in New York City. She is a curator, professor, writer, and painter awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters coveted John Koch Award for best young figurative painter in 2012. She is professor in the Critical Theory Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Wittenberg was born in San Francisco, CA, and received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2003. Her work is featured in several prominent collections. 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.
Wittenberg’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Guggenheim, New York; High Museum of Art, Georgia; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; Colby College Museum of Art, Maine; Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine, Portland Museum of Art, Maine, the Aishti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon, and the Albertina, Vienna, Austria, among others.
Exhibitions include The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men at Cheim Read Gallery, Look! New Acquisitions at the Albertina Museum in Vienna, "Nowhere But Here", curated by Alex Katz at Colby College Museum of Art, also featuring Chantal Joffe, Elizabeth Peyton and Chuck Close.