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Oona Nelson

Studio Grant holder in Stockholm 2 September – 19 November 2022

Oona Nelson is an American based artist, originally from California. She now lives and works in Hudson Valley, New York.  Oona has exhibited extensively in the US and internationally.  She splits her time between her own art practice and ORT Project collaborative. Her approach is a collage of materials and mediums, which result in photographic prints, détritus objects, and installations.  With a decidedly dark sense humor Nelson is focused on exploring and critiquing aspects of consumption, abundance, and decay. Often mixing in personal subject matter with art history, cult of convenience, environmental threats, and distorted value systems. Oona Nelson has a Bachelor’s Degree in Film from the San Francisco Art Institute, and a Masters Degree in New Genres from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  In the 90’s she worked as an academic teaching art before quitting to pursue a slacker lifestyle.

Photo: Oona Nelson