Nina Bovasso was born and raised in New York City, NY, where she currently lives and works. She is known mainly for her works on paper, both large and small, and exuberant in color. A kind of semi-abstraction and pattern gone amok with varying surfaces and visual time, see the most simple of marks, a dot and a line, proliferate across a field in varying scale, sometimes morphing into a flower, and sometimes exploding out of a box. There is a nuance of interplay, and an engaged restlessness, moving about like a dance that obfuscates any questions of structure, of who conforms to who.
Ms.Bovasso's work has been exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including New Museum, NYC, St Louis Museum, Cleveland MOCA, Sala Uno, Rome & Kavi Gupta, Chicago. Her work has been reviewed in numerous publications such as NYTimes, LATimes, Artfoum, Artnews & Art in America, among others. Her work is in many museums and collections, including MoMA, NY, Whitney Museum, The Henry, Seattle, JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and more. Bovasso 's work was recently included in the publication One Hundred Painters of Tomorrow, by Kurt Beers. In 2012 she received a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, where she produced a large body of new works. In 2006-07 Bovasso held the one year Lamar Dodd Endowed Chair position at the University of Georgia in Athens. Part of the award included a large studio, where she produced A Giant Ball for a solo project at Atlanta Center for Contemporary Art.