CV

CV

Education
2001 M.F.A. The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1993 B.F.A. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Solo Exhibitions
2018 Saudade Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
2015 Vivid and Continuous Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
2014 Martina Nehrling: Paintings, Hartmann Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
2013 Working From Home, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012 In Defense of Wondering, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 What the Walls Heard, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Wonderstruck, Union League Club, Chicago, IL
2008 Through a Purple Patch, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 Echo, O’Connor Gallery, Dominican University, River Forest, IL
Tangle, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005 Martina Nehrling: Paintings, South Bend Regional Art Museum, South Bend, IN
Martina Nehrling: Recent Paintings, Prairie State College Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL
2004 Overlap, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Recent Paintings, CCAB Gallery, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
2003 Constancy, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 Martina Nehrling, Recent Paintings, McHenry County College Gallery, Crystal Lake, IL
2001 Martina Nehrling, New Paintings, Marshall Arts Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Selection of Group Exhibitions
2019 Soak. Stroke. Scratch, a three person show at Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL
GIFC, an internationally traveling exhibition project by o-o LA founders, Chris Rexroad and Charlie Roberts, hosted in various galleries
Art On Paper NYC with Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
2018 To Carry, To Hold, a collaboration curated by Heather Brammeier in Studio #222, International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, NY
2017 Over & Over, curated by Debra Kayes for Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
2016 Celebrating 40, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
7-ply Project, Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Center, Thessaloniki, Greece
2015 Humble Iterations, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
Art Market San Francisco with Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
Lucky Pierre Free University: The Sky Is Falling, The Money Is Gone, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL
(I'd Like to Suggest) LINGER ON, curated by Anna Kunz at West Carroll Art Studios, Chicago, IL
Metro Curates, with Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
7-ply Project, Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Center, Thessaloniki, Greece
2014 Call Me On Sunday, curated by Ursula Maria Probst for Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria
Hoarding, Amassing and Excess, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, DeKalb, IL
Metro Paper at Metro Show, NYC with Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
Summer 2014, Zg Gallery, Chicago
2013 Chroma Exploda Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Color Schooled, Longview Gallery, Washington, DC
Vortex of Color, Metropolitan Capital Bank, Chicago, IL
Summer 2013, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012 Aqua Art Miami, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, Miami, FL
Summer Invitational, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
Anniversary Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Refresh II, Longview Gallery, Washington, DC
Ways of Making: Painting, Governors State University, University Park, IL
2011 125 Years of Collecting Celebration Exhibition, Union League Club, Chicago, IL
MDW Fair, Chicago, IL
2010 20th Evanston + Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
2010: A Selection From a Decade of Painting at the Department of Visual Arts, DOVA Temporary, Chicago, IL
2009 Abnormal Formal 1, Kunz, Vis, Gonzalez, Chicago, IL
Group Show, Ruschman Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
Clusterf#*k!, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Winter Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Faculty Exhibition, Sonnenschein Gallery, Durand Art Institute, Lake Forest, IL
2008 Painters & Sculptors Make Prints, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, St. Augustine, FL
Summer Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Winter Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007 Painters & Sculptors Make Prints, Edenfred, Madison, WI
Summer Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
ArtFutura, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
2006 Bridge Art Fair / Zg Gallery, Miami, FL
(un)Natural History, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Faculty Exhibition, Sonnenschein Gallery, Durand Art Institute, Lake Forest, IL
Art Chicago / Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005 A Perfect 10, Prairie State College Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL
Just Good Art, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Working Process, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Summer Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Art Chicago: Art in the Park / Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Colorfixation, ab / wo Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
Faculty Exhibition, Sonnenschein Gallery, Durand Art Institute, Lake Forest, IL
2004 Pieces: Compositions of Accumulation, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Summer Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Artists of A.R.T., Christopher Art Gallery, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL
2003 As Small as Possible, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Past and Present, Sonnenschein Gallery, Durand Art Institute, Lake Forest, IL
Compendium, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Points of Departure, Creative Arts Guild, Dalton, GA
Color Bias, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Big Picture Show, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, IL
Recent Works, Sonnenschein Gallery, Durand Art Institute, Lake Forest, IL
2002 12” x 12”, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Cause and Effect, Lake Forest Academy, Lake Forest, IL
A Good Look, Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL
Living Art 2, Gallery 37, Chicago, IL
2001 Small Treasures, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000 Wanderlust, Modified, Phoenix, AZ
The Candy Show, 2430 Washtenaw, Chicago, IL
1999 Positive/Negative 14, Slocumb Gallery, Johnson City, TN

Professional Experience
2014
Visiting Artist, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
2013
Exhibition Judge, Oak Park Art League, Oak Park, IL
Panelist, High School Career Conference, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2012
Guest Juror, Myartcontest.com, Online International Art Competition
Exhibition Judge, Oak Park Art League, Oak Park, IL
Mentoring Artist, Chicago Careers in the Arts Program Apprenticeship, University of Chicago, Chicago IL
Panelist, High School Career Conference, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2011 - 2012
Visiting Artist, Chicago Careers in the Arts Program, and Office of Special Programs, University of Chicago, Chicago IL
2009 - 2011
Adjunct Professor, Associated Colleges of the Midwest’s Chicago Arts Program, Chicago, IL
2009
Visiting Artist, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Guest Critic, Dominican University, River Forest, IL
Mentoring Artist, Independent Apprenticeship, Chicago IL
2008
Guest Juror, Ragdale Artist Residency, Lake Forest, IL
Presenting Artist, Artist’s Connect Lecture Series, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2004 - 2005
Mentoring Artist, Cooperative Education Program, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
2002 - 2009
Lecturer, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL
2002 - 2006
Instructor, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2001 - 2003
Artist in Residence, A.R.T. (Art Resources in Teaching), Chicago, IL
2001
Instructor, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL
2000
Visiting Artist, Visual Arts Project, Chicago, IL

Awards
2006 & 2002
Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, Chicago Cultural Affairs
2001
Finalist Award, Illinois Arts Council

Public and Commercial Art Projects
2019
Tasting Notes 2, Imagery Estate Winery 2020 Pinot Noir label
2018
Tasting Notes, Imagery Estate Winery 2018 Wow Oui Sauvignon Blanc label
2016
Emily’s Bees…, Mural on North Front Street, Stockade District, Kingston, NY
1989
Arrows of Direction, Sculpture on the campus of North Central High School, Indianapolis, IN

Publications
New American Paintings, Issue No. 95, 2011
New American Paintings, 15 Years Anniversary Edition, 2009
Chicago Tribune, “Martina Nehrling at Zg Gallery,” June 13, 2008
University of Chicago Magazine, “Arts & Letters, Peer Review: Martina Nehrling,” Vol. 98, No. 6, June 2006
Chicago Tribune, “Martina Nehrling at Zg Gallery,” June 2, 2006
Chicago Reader, “Hot and Heady,” Vol. 33, No. 52, February 2004
Art & Antiques, Vol. 27, No. 8, September 2004
Architectural Digest, Vol. 61, No. 8, August 2004
Chicago Reader, “Critic’s Choice,” Vol. 33, No. 19, February 2004
New American Paintings, Vol. 41, September 2002
Art & Antiques, Vol. 24, No. 11, December 2001

Public Collections
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Project Art/Medical Museum, IA
Cornerstone Research, CA
Imagery Estate of the Benziger Winery Family, Glen Ellen, CA
Aviva Life and Annuity Co., Des Moines, IA
BMO Harris Bank, Chicago, IL
Mohawk Industries, Calhoun, GA
Polsinelli, Chicago, IL
Polsinelli, Kansas City, MO
PNC Bank, Chicago, IL
New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY