Alumni portfolios

  • Desolation Angels, o/c, 34x80, 2001.
    Desolation Angels, o/c, 34x80, 2001.
  • The Skin of Light, o/c, 40x70, 2001.
    The Skin of Light, o/c, 40x70, 2001.
  • Urban Gypsies, o/c, 34x80, 2001.
    Urban Gypsies, o/c, 34x80, 2001.
  • Envy's Garden #2, o/c, 36x60, 2002.
    Envy's Garden #2, o/c, 36x60, 2002.
  • False Confession, o/c, 48x68, 2003.
    False Confession, o/c, 48x68, 2003.
  • Harmony and Meaning, o/c, 50x60, 2004.
    Harmony and Meaning, o/c, 50x60, 2004.

Fredrick Nelson

Biography 

Fredrick Nelson has been a practicing artist since 1975 and has actively shown his work since that time. He has participated in 142 exhibitions, including 32 one-man exhibitions. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Nelson's museum exhibitions include the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City; the Mitchell Museum at Cedarhurst, Mt. Vernon, Illinois; and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Montgomery, Alabama. He received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for painting and drawing and was selected for a residency at the Cite International des Arts in Paris. His work is in over 100 private collections and in the permanent collection of over 40 corporate and public institutions including the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington University School of Medicine, Bank of America, US Bank, Champion International, and Cincinnati Bell Information Systems. He has had professional gallery representation for 37 years and is currently represented by The Atrium Gallery in St. Louis.

Nelson's paintings find their influence in Buddhist philosophy and the criticism of Baudelaire, both favoring a non-mimetic approach to art making. The subject of his work is based on a non-specific landscape, and the element of improvisation.

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