Ardine Nelson, Professor Emerita holds BS Art Ed, MA Sculpture/Photography, and MFA Photography. She came to OSU Dept. of Photography and Cinema, Ohio State University in 1974 and retired from Dept. of Art in 2011. Besides teaching all aspects of Photography, in the summer of 1995 taught the first Adobe Photoshop course at OSU.
She has exhibited nationally and internationally, has received Guggenheim Fellowship, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies research grant, Ohio Arts Council and Greater Columbus Arts Council Individual Artist’s Fellowships, was GCAC visiting artist Spain in early 90’s and visited Slovakia to teach alternative camera workshops.
Her work is included in numerous public collections including Columbus Museum of Art, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Photography Columbia College Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts–Houston, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, and Technische Sammlungen Dresden. DE.
Nelson’s practice includes traditional and non-traditional use of cameras and materials. Her German Schrebergarten work was recognized through a Graham Foundation Advanced Studies in Fine Arts grant and John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Photography. Her body of work, Ceilings, explored formal visual aspects of structures in the process of repurposing/renovation or demolition. Nelson’s most recent projects explore specimens from the OSU Museum of Biological Diversity collections at Ohio State and the aging process in “Transitory States”.