Nina Chanel Abney is a prominent American artist known for her vibrant, large-scale paintings that fuse abstraction with figuration to explore complex social narratives. Her work, characterised by bold colours and graphic compositions, addresses themes such as race, gender, politics, and pop culture, making powerful statements on contemporary life. Abney's prints, echoing the dynamic energy and topical urgency of her paintings, are highly sought after for their visually striking and thought-provoking content.


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Nina Chanel Abney was born in Chicago and currently lives and works in New York. Abney is known for her bold use of colors to represent a more violent every day consciousness that people of color endure due to acts of racial abuse.Her work is included in collections around the world, including the Brooklyn Museum, the Rubell Family Collection, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and the Burger Collection, Hong Kong.


Abney’s first solo museum exhibition, Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush, curated by Marshall Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, was presented in 2017 at the Nasher Museum of Art, North Carolina. It traveled to the Chicago Cultural Center and is currently being jointly presented by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the California African American Museum, and the Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College, State University of New York.