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Education

2001 California College of Arts and Crafts, Masters of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
1995 University of California Santa Cruz, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Santa Cruz, CA
Allan Chadwick Farm and Garden Program (Sustainable Agriculture), Santa Cruz, CA
1993 International Honors Program (Sustainable Development), Travel and Study
1992 The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art School of Architecture, New York, NY
1990 The Urban School of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
1983 San Francisco Ballet School

Solo Exhibitions

2017 OchiProjectsLA, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Catalogue Release - One Night Show, OchiProjectsLA, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Skyfuel, OchiProjectsLA, Los Angeles, CA
Interior Onsite Lobby Entrance and show, Rocha Art, San Francisco, CA
Exterior Onsite Three Story Mural Project, on Brannan Street, Between 3rd and 4th Street, Ian Ross Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Interior Onsite Lobby, Rocha Art, Rocha Art, San Francisco, CA
2014 Plate Tectonic, N'Namdi Contemporary, Miami, FL
12 of Our 84 Possible Past Lives Collaboration with Jenny Muskof, Alter Space Gallery, Residency & Show, San Francisco, CA
2012 New Work: Drawings, Ochi Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
2011 Knock Out, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
2010 Diamond Rings, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
No More Mr. Nice Guy, Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID
The Rings We Road In On, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
2009 Recent Paintings, Shasta College, Redding, CA
2007 Folded Pours, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2005 Super Ball, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
New Work, Ochi Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
Liquid Spaces, One Union, San Francisco, CA
2004 New Work, G.R. N'Namdi Gallery, Detroit, MI
2003 Organic, G.R. N'Namdi Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 New Paintings, New Years Show, Ochi Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
Blindsided, Julie Baker Fine Art, Grass Valley, CA
2001 New Paintings. New Talent, Ochi Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
Introductions: Shooting Pool in Public, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Economics Series, Neo, San Francisco, CA
2000 Cars and Wilds, CCA Nave, San Francisco, CA
Place Maker, CCA Graduate Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999 Rock Scissors Paper, Canessa Gallery, 708 Montgomery St., San Francisco, CA
Game1, Oakland, CA
1995 The Ultimate Triumph, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA

Group Exhibitions

2016 The Battery Show, curated by Thomas Moller, San Francisco, CA
HERE II: What Cannot be Said, curated by Natasha Boas, Guest speaker Larry Rinder, Berkeley Art-Center, Berkeley, CA
Art Palm Beach, N'Namdi Contemporary, West Palm Beach, FL
2014 Holiday Party, Ian Ross Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Re-Surfacing: Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, CA
2010 Gesture, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2010 Homage to the Artists, Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2009 Paper/Mylar/Vellum, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
MMFA Loft Exhibition#1, Los Angeles, CA
Inaugural Exhibition, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
2008 Uncharted: Imaginary Landscapes, Hayes Valley Market, San Francisco, CA
2007 CCA Centennial Exhibition, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Art Chicago, Julie Baker Fine Art, Chicago, IL
Wynn Macao Grand Concourse Entry, Steve Wynn, Macau, China, permanent installation
FADA LACMA Los Angeles Art Show, Julie Baker Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA
Art Miami, Julie Baker Fine Art, Miami, FL
2006 Wynn Las Vegas, Steve Wynn, Las Vegas, NV, permanent installation
Au Courant: Introducing 16 Artists New to Bentley, Bentley Projects, Phoenix, AZ
The Village at Squaw, Remote viewing 3, Squaw Valley, CA
NYC 212 Art Fair, Julie Baker Fine Art, New York, NY
Monster Drawing Rally, SoEx, San Francisco, CA
Art 4 Auction, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
2005 Splat, Sabina Lee Gallery, Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Wynn Las Vegas, permanent installation in public collection, Las Vegas, NV
Wynn Macao, Grand Concourse Entry, permanent installation in public collection, Macau, China.
LA Art Fair, Julie Baker Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Affordable Art Fair, Julie Baker Fine Art, New York, NY
Art Auction, SoEx, San Francisco, CA
Neo Mod: New Northern California Abstractionists, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
Neo Mod: New Northern California Abstractionists, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Emerging Artists 2005. Curated by Julie Baker Fine Art, Parada Hall, Scottsdale, AR
San Francisco International Art Exposition, Julie Baker Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Close Calls, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2004 San Francisco International Art Exposition, Julie Baker Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2003 The Affordable Art Fair, Julie Baker Fine Art, New York, NY
Chicago Art Fair, Julie Baker Fine Art, Chicago, IL
San Francisco International Art Exposition, Julie Baker Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2002 unDRAWN, The Brewery, curated by Alexandra Grant, Los Angeles, CA
The Affordable Art Fair, Julie Baker Fine Art, New York, NY
Cream, Arts Benicia Center gallery, Benicia, CA
A New World Trade Center: Design Proposals, Max Protech Gallery, New York, NY
Baker's Dozen, Julie Baker Fine Art, Grass Valley, CA
2001 Introductions South, ICA Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
2000 Tails of the City, Sony Metreon, San Francisco, CA
Works on Paper, Exchange Show: China and American Artist, China
1999 Sunspot Laboratory Show, Fine Arts Gallery, Cal State, Los Angeles, CA
Construction Paper, Door 3 Gallery, Myrtle St., Oakland, CA
1998 ConCurrents, Design Studio 8A, Lafayette St., New York, NY
1996 Dibujos y Suenos, Del Sol, Barcelona, Spain
1995 Hunters Point Installation, 5th year Studios, Santa Cruz, CA

Sommerbegeghunig; Aufden Spuren Von Black Elk, St. Gallen Tagblatt, Arbon & Romanshorn, Roggwill, Switzerland, July 16, 2016
New Catalogue / New Paintings, OchiProjectsLA, May 24, 2016
Nellie King Solomon & Elisa Johns in Conversation, OchiProjectsLA, October 17, 2015
Nellie King Solomon & Tomory Dodge in Conversation, OchiProjectsLA, August 28, 2015
CARLA Contemporary Art Review, Los Angeles, OchiProjectsLA, placement, 2015
Simone Collins, How Nellie King Solomon Made Art into a Career, Gigaverse.com
Painting Preview, Belle SF, February 2013
Out of LA | Nellie King Solomon, ArtBlitz, April 27, 2014 
The Mom’s Project, April 17, 2014
Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway Nearby, Viking Penguin Group, 2013, pg. 123-125
Nellie King Solomon: On Our San Francisco Watchlist, ArtSlant, 2012
Cherie Luise Turner, Features: Nellie King Solomon, Art Ltd, September 2010
Exhibition at BG Explores Uses of Gesture in Abstract Painting, artdaily.org, July 6, 2010
Art, Nellie King Solomon, Harvard Review No.37, March 2010, p.41-45
Paper Mylar Vellum, SquareCylinder.com Northern California Art, (August 10th, 2009)
Sue Ferguson Gussow, Architects Draw, New York 2008
Nellie King Solomon Paintings, notcot.org, July 15, 2008
Nellie King Solomon Paintings, Roadside Scholar, July 14, 2008
Yves Behar and Nellie King Solomon, Wallpaper Magazine, London, England
Allan Ginsberg, Things I'll Not Do (Nostalgia) & Peter Glaser, Die Richtung
That's it, You're All Set. Der Freund, July 2006, p.6 & p. 67-70
Michael Ennis, Steeling Beauty, Western Interiors, April-June 2006, p.167
Art Hop: Exploring San Francisco's 49 Geary, Sunset Magazine, March 2006, p.46
Stephanie Cash, Report from San Francisco: New and Now, Art in America, January 2006, p.60 
Kenneth Baker, Fissures Unite Stone: Solomon at Gross, San Francisco Chronicle, October 29, 2005, Date Book, E12 
Alan Hess, It Takes a Village, Architectural Digest, June 2005, p. 140
Cherie Louise Turner, Neo Mod' at the Crocker Art Museum, ArtWeek, March 2005, p.17 
Unspun, Zyzzyva, Spring 2005, Cover image
Lucas Programs Opens at Montalvo, ArtWeek, Dececember 2004, p. 22 
Kenneth Baker, Small Treasures at SF Art Expo, San Francisco Chronicle, January 2004
Suzanne Stephens with Ian Luna; Foreword by Robert Ivy, Imagining Ground Zero, Rizzoli & Architectural Record, 2004
Melissa Hutcheson, Alumni Profiles, Art Chooses You, You Don’t Choose Art, CCA Glance, December 2003, p. 8
Max Protetch, A New World Trade Center: Design Proposals from Leading Architects Worldwide, Regan Books, 2002, p.134-135 
Dennis R. Ryerson, A Space to Create, Artists Will Find Home at Montalvo Cottages, San Jose Mercury News, December 22, 2002, p.1
Kenneth Baker, Splitting Perceptions of Ellsworth Kelly; Painter Discovers an Artist True to Form, San Francisco Chronicle, October 1, 2002, p. D1 
Victoria Dalkey, Going With the Flow. The Sacramento Bee, June 9, 2002 Encore p. 8 
Debra Koppman, Previews, Art Week, May 2002, p. 6 
Anne Crump, ArtSpeak: Climbing To New Heights, Nellie King Solomon Bridges Architecture and Art, San Francisco Examiner, January 31, 2002, p. C2 
Victoria Dalkey, Things Looking Up, The Sacramento Bee, December 2, 2001 p. 29
Carol Feineman, New GV Fine Arts Gallery Opens, The Union, November 19, 2001, p. A2 
Rachelle McKinnney, A Perfect Circle, San Francisco Art Magazine.com September 2001 
Kenneth Baker, Pleasures in Rich Pools of Color, San Francisco Chronicle, July 28, 2001, C1& C5
Anne Crump, A Change of Art, San Francisco Examiner, July 10, 2001 C1& C6

Selected Awards & Residencies

2016 SECA SFMOMA award (nomination)
The Battery Residency, Feb � May, San Francisco, CA
2014 Alter Space Residency (in collaboration with Jennifer Muskopf)
2012 SECA SFMOMA award (nomination)
2010 SECA SFMOMA award (nomination)
2007 SECA SFMOMA award (nomination)
2005 SECA SFMOMA award (nomination)
2001 SECA/In Site SFMOMA award (nomination)
2000 Murphy Cadagon, San Francisco Foundation
1999 Sunspot Laboratory, Cal State LA Exhibition

Teaching

2009 Stanford University, Stanford CA
Painting 1
Shasta College, Redding CA
Guest Lecturer
2008 Stanford University, Stanford CA
Drawing Matters 1
California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA First Year Core
Drawing Matters
2007 Stanford University, Stanford CA
Material Matters: Experimental Painting Media
California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA First Year Core
Drawing Matters
2006 Stanford University, Stanford CA
Material Matters: Workshop in Experimental Painting Media
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA First Year Core
Drawing Workshop: Body and Machine
Oliver Art Center
Running a Walk-in Drawing Salon
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
DDII: Design Drawing II, Drawing for Industrial Designers
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Extension Program, Drawing on a Grand Scale
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Review Panelist, Under Graduate Painting, Junior Reviews
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Founder and Lead of Alumni Critique Group
2005 Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
Young Artist in Residence (YAR) Summer Program
Artistic Director and Lead Teacher
LEAP Bessie Carmichael & Longfellow Middle School
Self Portraiture Drawing and Painting Classes
NeoMod. New Northern California Abstractionists
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Featured Artists Discussion
2004 University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Guest critic for Arch 11B:
Introductory Architectural Design Studio, Professor Keith Plymale
Sherwood Engineers, San Francisco, CA
Liquid Spaces: Figure Drawing to Engineers
Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
Young Artist in Residence (YAR) Summer Program
Artistic Director and Lead Teacher
Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
Teacher for Adult Drawing Classes
Girls Adventure Out, Pacifica, CA
Surfing Instructor
2003 Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
Teacher for Adult Drawing Classes
LEAP, West Portal School, San Francisco, CA
Art Teacher, 2nd-5th Graders
James Denman Middle School, San Francisco, CA
Art Teacher for A Living Library Garden
2002 James Denman Middle School, San Francisco, CA
Art Teacher for A Living Library Garden
San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco, CA
Donald Feasel's Painting Class, Guest Speaker
SFLEAP: Enola Maxwell Middle School for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Summer Art Workshop
Painting and Drawing Teacher
2001 California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Mary Snowden's Advanced Painting, Guest Speaker
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Linda Geary's Senior Painting Project, Teaching Assistant and Lecturer
2000 California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Kim Anno's Beginning Drawing Teacher's Assistant
1998 Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, NY
Art Teacher
1989 De Avilla School, San Francisco, CA
Art Teacher
1988 Live Oak School, San Francisco, CA

Projects

2015 Exterior Onsite 3 story mural, on Brannan btwn 3rd & 4th, Ian Ross Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005 Design of 12' high 200' long Painted Freeze Exterior to wrap around 6th floor of new building, Oxford Plaza, Housing Design, Berkeley CA
2001 A New World Trade Center: Design Proposals Drawing for Max Protech Gallery, New York, NY
Horizons, Battered Women's Charity Organization, The Family Center, New York, NY Advocate for WTC 9/11 Survivors
1999 Blade Runners Hair Salon, San Francisco, CA
Artist Design/Build Installation Marta Fry Landscape Architects, San Francisco, CA
Rendering, Dan Solomon Inc., San Francisco, CA
Stanford University dormitory Freeze Designer
Villa Montalvo Artist Residency, Saratoga, CA
Artist Collaborator on Architectural Design
1998 The Design Company, San Francisco, CA, Design and rendering
The Rockwell Group, New York, NY: Design and rendering for clients including: The Bronx Zoo, Bronx, NY. Planet Hollywood, Frankfurt, Philadelphia, and Kuala Lumpur, Clubs and Dioramas. Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas
1997 Vito Acconci, Brooklyn, NY: Park on the Water, Green Point, New York
Conceptual Design and Drawing for Competition Battery Park City, New York, Vesey Green Park Design and Drawing, Collaboration with Quennel Rothschild Associates and Barbara Stauffacher Solomon
1996 Ricardo Bofill, International Architect, Tailler de Arquitectura, Barcelona, Spain Design and Presentation Drawings for projects in Monchyplein, The Hague. SPI Fiumicino, Rome. Place del Europa, Luxembourg. Subway Station, Tokyo Airport VIP Tower, Barcelona, Spain
1994 Sculptor and Painter, Ahrens Studio, Novato, CA
1993 Sculptor's Assistant David Ireland, San Francisco and Oakland, CA
1992 Art Handling and Installer, Scarpa Museum, Venice, Italy
1989 Restorator, Palazzo San Polo, Italy, XVIth Century Fresco and Marmarino ceiling restoration project