Nellie King Solomon

Nellie King Solomon makes beautiful pictures of terrible things. Her juicy, large-scale color field abstractions are content in code, “paintings that interrogate painting."

Solomon studied architecture at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York and holds a BA in Art from University of California Santa Cruz, and an MFA from California College of the Arts (CCA). She taught at Stanford University and CCA, and was the Founder/Creative Director of the Young Artist in Residence program at Montalvo Arts Center. Solomon has worked as an artist assistant to David Ireland, and in architectural restoration, including on the Palazzo St Polo in Venice. She lived in Paris, Venice, Barcelona, and New York City before returning to California.

Solomon’s work has received extensive critical acclaim, and been featured in Art in America, Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Art Practical, Wallpaper, Harvard Review, ArtBlitzLA, Zyzzyva, NYTheatre, and Architectural Digest, among other publications.

Solomon has exhibited locally at The Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), Crocker Art Museum, Bolinas Museum, Brian Gross Fine Art, Braunstein/Quay, and The Battery, as well as venues such as OchiProjects in LA, Ochi Gallery in Sun Valley, and N’Namdi Contemporary in Chicago, Detroit, and Miami.

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