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Dona Nelson, Painter
Webpage: www.donanelson.com

Dona Nelson is a Professor of Painting and Drawing at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she has taught since 1991. Her paintings have been featured in ten solo gallery exhibitions in New York City and numerous group exhibitions in New York City and nationally. She moved to New York City in 1967 to participate in the Whitney Independent Study Program. She received her B.F.A. from Ohio State University in 1968. The subject of a mid-career survey at the Weatherspoon Museum of Fine Art, (Greensboro, North Carolina), in 2000, her canvases are included in the public collections of the Weatherspoon Museum of Fine Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the M.I.T. Collection, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in Philadelphia, among others. Nelson was awarded a 2011 Foundation for Contemporary Art Individual Grant. She was also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1994, and a grant from the Tesuque Foundation in 2000, as well as other grants and awards. Ms. Nelson was appointed visiting professor in painting/printmaking at Yale in 2011.

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