Biography

Nellie Appleby is a contemporary artist. She lives and works in Key West, Florida.



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Nellie Appleby
Born in 1973 in the mountains of Virginia, childhood in Africa, educated in Virginia and developed in NYC. Lives and works in Key West, Florida.

Education
2007 MFA, Photography and Film, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
1997 BA, Anthropology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Work

2018
Artist in Residence at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT with Fellowship
Artist in Residence at Carrizozo Colony, Carrizozo, New Mexico
Publication of FUTURE COMPOST, a 150 page color photo book

2017
Blue Nights, solo exhibit at Grace on Frances, Key West, FL**

2016
Artist in Residence at the inaugural Sedona Summer Art Colony by invitation
Anne Mckee Artist Fund Grant to publish book of my plant works

2015
Doppelgänging, curated by Brett Windham and George Terry, Rutter Family Foundation, Norfolk, VA
Finalist for The Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Summer Residency, Paris, France
Professor of Photography, Florida Keys Community College, Key West, FL 2011-2015

2014
On Location: Dimensions Variable, ArtCenter, Miami Beach, FL
Languages on Earth, Residencia En La Tierra, Filandia, Quindio, Colombia
Artist in Residence at Residencia En La Tierra, Quindio, Colombia

2013
Forget Me Not, The Deering Estate, Miami, FL
Natural Seduction, solo, at Key West Pottery, Key West, FL
Florida Keys Community College Faculty Art Exhibit, FKCC, Key West, FL
Kindred Spirits – with Marlene Koenig, The Studios of Key West, Key West, FL
Sculpture Magazine, Downtown Miami by Laura Albriton, December 2013, with photograph, link
Key West Citizen, ‘Forget-Me-Not: A Portrait of the Artist Nellie Appleby’ by Cara Canella, Sept 2013 link

2012
DCG Open, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
new art south florida, Cultural Consortium Artists Fellowship Exhibition, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Sculpture Key West, Key West, FL
Grant, South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship
Lecture, Art Department, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

2011
Anne McKee Artist Fund Artist Grant

2010
BIOPHILIA, solo exhibition, Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL **
in light of recent events, curated by spectre horizon for art fair week, Museo Vault, Miami, FL
Lecture, Florida International University, Miami, FL

2009
Artistas en pleno Medio Ambiente, Galería Metropolitana, Mexico City, Mexico
Hunt or Gather, New work by Michael Lease and Nellie Appleby, Saville Gallery, Cumberland, MD**
Portraits by Artists in Residence, The Armory at The Studios of Key West, FL
Artist in Residence with The Studios of Key West to pursue the BIOPHILIA project, Key West FL
Teacher, Edible Schoolyard with Tricycle Gardens and Peter Paul Center, Richmond, VA
Gurus of the Garden, Belle Magazine, Richmond VA, May 2009


2008
Thick as Thieves, curated by AJ Liberto, Skydive, Houston, TX
Transitos Alternos - Brooklyn Nueva York - Guadalajara Jalisco, Museo Ex-Convento del Carmen, Guadalajara, Mexico
Lecture, Photography Department, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Panel presenter, Mid-America College Art Association, “Whatever it takes”, Indianapolis, IN
Grant, Water Sentinels Grant for ecological work with Clinch River in Virginia, Sierra Club, San Francisco,
Transita el Arte, El Mural, newspaper review, Guadalajara, Mexico, August 2008

2007
Past Meets Present, The Off Grounds Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Toward a New Kinship Constellation, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
A Man Called Alex, Founders Hall, VCU, Richmond, VA
We and Us, Playspace, California College of Art, San Francisco, CA
safety squash, window installation, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA
President of the Graduate Arts Association, Virginia Commonwealth University
VCU MFA 2007 catalogue, review by Larry Rinder.
Graduate Curatorial Fellowship with Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Travel Grants for exhibitions, and Research Grants for investigating art in the Botanical Garden context, from Virginia Commonwealth University, RVA

2006
ADA flat files, ADA Gallery, Scope Art Fair, Miami, FL
Art to make it rain, outdoor installation, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA
Capirotada/All Mixed Up, Leonard Codex Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Loose Current, Bad Switch, VCU MFA Candidacy show, Quirk, Richmond, VA
W/E, Claremont University, Los Angeles, CA
VCU Presents MFAs, Capital One, Richmond, VA

2005
make stars, Paninoteca, Brooklyn, New York
Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center with Artists Grant, Johnson, VT

2000-2005
Artist assistant to painter Chris Martin, Brooklyn
Window dresser and prop maker for Bergdorf-Goodman, NYC

1998-2005
organizer of 10 ‘cheap art parties’ based on the philosophy of the Bread and Puppet Theater showing hundreds of artists work at various spaces in Brooklyn

2004
Botanica and Friends, Paninoteca, Brooklyn, New York
Live Here, RKL Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Stinky Paradise, The Mighty Robot, Brooklyn, New York
Shabbat, Leonard Codex Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2003
NANG/collaborations, with Nikolai Vivarat-Goodich, NATURE, Charlottesville, VA
Danielle Reide and Nellie Appleby, Le Yeux Du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
Rubulad Sells Out, Rubulad, Chelsea, New York City
On Fire, Rubulad, Long Island City, New York
AUNSPAUGH 1984-2003, Fayerweather Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
A Studio of Ones Own, Arts and Sciences Magazine of the University of Virginia, July 2003

2002
The Beautiful Room, The Cave, Brooklyn, New York**
Wild Kingdom, Rubulad, Brooklyn, New York
The Fringe Festival, IX Center, Charlottesville, VA
Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center with Artists Grant, Johnson, VT

2001
We Love Our Customers, The Hungarian Consulate, New York City, NY
In the Lake, Malca Fine Art, New York City,NY
Photography Show, NATURE, Charlottesville, VA

2000
Pretty Excitable, Wildfist Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
In the Air, Artland, Brooklyn, New York

1999
Two month residency in Alternative Photography Processes taught by Dan Estabrook, Penland School, Penland, North Carolina

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