Bio

Nellie Appleby is from the mountains of Virginia and she spent influential childhood years in Botswana. She earned her Bachelors degree in Anthropology from the University of Virginia and her Masters of Fine Art in Photography and Film from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is the recipient of many grants including two South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowships and a Virginia Museum of Fine Art Fellowship. She has exhibited her works at ChaShaMA, Dimensions Variable, The Rutter Family Foundation, David Castillo, Art Center South Florida, The Deering Estate, FAU, Anderson Gallery, Museo Ex-Convento del Carmen, Galería Metropolitana, Wildfist and The Cave among others. She is thankful to have been awarded residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Carrizozo AIR, Residencia en la Tierra and The Studios of Key West among others. Her life and work are deeply engrossed with the study of ecology and plants, the cultivation of gardens and beauty, the exploration of wildness and the examination of culture and expression through the actions of photography and sculpture. She has dedicated her life to these practices.

She lives and works in Key West, Florida.

 

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Nellie Appleby www.nellieappleby.com
Born in Norton, Virginia USA 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

Solo Exhibitions
double shadow, inaugural exhibit Park Avenue Studio, Savannah, Georgia 2018
offerings from the sun and earth, solo exhibit at Grace on Frances, Key West, FL 2018
Blue Nights, solo exhibit at Grace on Frances, Key West, FL 2017
Natural Seduction, Key West Pottery, Key West, FL 2013
BIOPHILIA, Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL 2010
Toward a New Kinship Constellation, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA 2007

Selected Group Exhibitions
Regarding the Wild, curated by Basia Goszczynska, ChaShaMa, Brooklyn, NY 2019
Doppelgänging, curated by Brett Windham and George Terry, Rutter Family Foundation, Norfolk, VA 2015
On Location: Dimensions Variable, ArtCenter, Miami Beach, FL 2015
Languages on Earth, Residencia En La Tierra, Filandia, Quindio, Colombia 2014
Forget Me Not, The Deering Estate, Miami, FL 2103
Kindred Spirits – with Marlene Koenig, The Studios of Key West, Key West, FL 2013
DCG Open, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL 2012
new art south florida, SFCC Fellowship Exhibition, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 2012
Sculpture Key West, Key West, FL 2012
in light of recent events, curated by spectre horizon for art fair week, Museo Vault, Miami, FL 2010
Artistas en pleno Medio Ambiente, Galería Metropolitana, Mexico City, Mexico 2009
Hunt or Gather, New work by Michael Lease and Nellie Appleby, Saville Gallery, Cumberland, MD 2009
Portraits by Artists in Residence, The Armory at The Studios of Key West, FL 2009
Thick as Thieves, curated by AJ Liberto, Skydive, Houston, TX 2008
Transitos Alternos - Brooklyn Nueva York - Guadalajara Jalisco, Museo Ex-Convento del Carmen, Guadalajara, Mexico 2008
Capirotada/All Mixed Up, Leonard Codex Gallery, Brooklyn, New York 2006
Loose Current, Bad Switch, Quirk, Richmond, VA 2006
W/E, Claremont University, Los Angeles, CA 2006

Awards, Residencies, Achievements
Publication of FUTURE COMPOST, a 100 page color photo book 2019 (forthcoming)
Artist in Residence at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT with Fellowship 2018 and 2005
Artist in Residence at Carrizozo AIR, Carrizozo, New Mexico 2018
Artist in Residence at the inaugural Sedona Summer Art Colony by invitation
Anne Mckee Artist Fund Grant 2016 and 2012
Artist in Residence at Residencia En La Tierra, Quindio, Colombia
Fellowship, South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship 2012
Artist in Residence with The Studios of Key West, Key West FL 2009
Water Sentinels Grant for ecological work with Clinch River in Virginia, Sierra Club, San Francisco
Artist assistant to painter Chris Martin, Brooklyn from 2000-2005
Co-director 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, NY from 1998-2005


Lectures/Academia
Professor of Photography, adjunct, Florida Keys Community College, Key West, FL 2011-2015
Lecture, Art Department, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 2012
Lecture, Florida International University, Miami, FL 2010
Teacher, Edible Schoolyard with Tricycle Gardens and Peter Paul Center, Richmond, VA 2009
Panel presenter, Mid-America College Art Association, “Whatever it takes”, Indianapolis, IN 2008
Lecture, Photography Department, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 2008

Bibliography
Sculpture Magazine, Downtown Miami by Laura Albriton, December 2013, with photograph
Key West Citizen, ‘Forget-Me-Not: A Portrait of the Artist Nellie Appleby’ by Cara Canella, Sept 2013
Gurus of the Garden, Belle Magazine, Richmond VA, May 2009
Transita el Arte, El Mural, newspaper review, Guadalajara, Mexico, August 2008

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