NINA ISABELLE

Artist Statement/Bio

Nina Isabelle is a process based artist working with perception, action, language, and phenomena. Her practice is a method to sort and solve the inconsistencies of language, perception, memory, and phenomena. She makes paintings, drawings, photographs, video, sculpture, sound, performance and writing as inquiries into how sensory perception functions as the impetus for action, reaction, response, and choice making in art and life practices. She often crosses and merges disciplines as she explores how sensory experiences form concepts, inform thought progressions, compel action, and the unconscious and conscious impact these variables have on decision making processes used to construct meaning and worlds. 

 

Her work has been presented at The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York City, The Queens Museum as part of Emergency Index Documentation Discussion, Judson Memorial Church, Grace Exhibition Space, and ABC No Rio in Exile at Bullet Space in NYC with Feminist Art Group, as well as at Para//el Performance Space and The Ear in Brooklyn, NY. Internationally, her projects have been presented at Czong Institute for Contemporary Art in Gimpo, South Korea, The Unstitute in Catalunya, Spain, Bangkok Underground Film Festival in Thailand, and NA Gallery in South Korea, as well as nationally at The San Diego Art Institute, The New School's exhibition at The Bushwick Collective, Roman Susan in Chicago, IL, and CX Silver Gallery in Brattleboro VT, among many others. Isabelle received her Bachelor's in Art from Westminster College and graduated with honors in 1999. She credits the progression of her process and approach to the lives and work of artists, writers, and thinkers including Susan Langer, Linda Montano, Hilma af Klint, Sasha Morgenthaler, Ray Eames, Käthe Kollwitz, Louise Bourgeois, Nelson Goodman, Noam Chomsky, Paavo Pylkkänen, and Willard Van Orman Quine. 

 

In 2018 Isabelle founded Three Phase Center for Collaborative Art Research & Building in Stone Ridge, NY where she facilitates, collaborates with, and documents the work of process based conceptual and performance artists.  

 

Website: www.ninaisabelle.com  

Instagram: @nisabel 

NAI_1864.JPG