Professional Recognition and Appointments
2019 Foreword written for Brain Computer Interfaces for Artistic Expression, editor Anton Nijholt, Springer-Verlag GMbH publisher
2018 BrainWave Drawing History presentation, LASER Leonardo Art and Science Forum, in support of Leonardo/ISAST’s LEAF initiative, NY
2018 Portrait commission, RJFleck Collection
2017 BrainWave Drawings History presentation Brain On Art conference, Valencia
2015, 2016, 2017 Video Commissions from Leo Kuelbs Collection
2011 Artist-in-Residence, Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice, Italy
2010 BrainChat U. S. patent pending
2007-08 Artist-in-Residence,Location One, New York, NY
2005-06 Visiting Lecturer, Goldsmiths College, University of London UK
2002 Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship Nominee in Media Arts
2001 New York State Council for the Arts, Artist Fellowship
1999 Webby Award Nominee, ParkBench On-Line Collective
1998 Turbulence.org Commission, with S. Allin and J. Gilbert
1998 Artist-in-Residence, Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada
1994-98 Artist-in Residence, Center for Advanced Technology, Courant School of Computer Science, New York University
1991-93 Artist-in-Residence, Interactive Telecommunications Program, Tisch School of the Arts NYU
Solo Shows and Collaborations
2008 Internal Message Search solo show, Gallery Area 53, Vienna, Austria
2008 Not About: Is, solo show, Location One Gallery, NY
2006 Reap Video Collaboration, Anne Bean Matt's Gallery, London, UK, Video Documentary of Zambian Street Theater Group with Anne Bean
2001 Liwase,Video Documentary of Zambian Street Theater Group with Anne Bean
1998 Interactive Installations, 1974 - 1998, DAAD Studios, Berlin with Emily Hartzell
1998 Ebb and Flow, Web performance, Morton Studio, turbulence.org (J.Gilbert/S.Allin)
Group Shows and Collaborations
·From Last to First- Thirty Digital Shorts, Mitte Media Festival, DNA Galerie, curator Tom Rotenberg, for LKC, Berlin
·Subliminal, Estirando El Tiempo, curator Elizabeth Ross, Museo del Metro, Mexico City
·Duo-Synth and Apache Violin live performance with Laura Ortman, Sarah Bernstein record release event, Wonders of Nature, Brooklyn, NY
·Rivington School Show, ink drawing, curator Adriaan van der Plas, Adriaan van der Plas Gallery, NY
·The LES Festival for the Arts Show, Two Drawings, curator, C. Radcliffe, Theater for the New City Gallery, NY
·Digitally Derived, BrainWave Drawings, curated by Nancy Buchanan organized by Minha Horvat, Maribor, Slovenia
·Subliminal video, Estirando El Tiempo, curator, Elizabeth Ross, Museo de la Ciudad, Querétaro, Mexico
·Subliminal video, Hysteria Online, curator Elizabeth Ross, Mexico City
·Glass Breaking Live performance, Optics: 0:1 curated and directed by Victoria Keddie, Roulette, Brooklyn
·Views, WMAT LKC, Manhattan Bridge Projection, NY
·Views, WMAT curated by Leo Kuelbs, Fata Morgana Gallery, Berlin
·Form and Substance: Projection, Lighting and Mapping, WMAT, Art Basel Miami
·Poet Transmit, WMAT video, curated by Victoria Keddie and Cat Tyc, St. MarkÕs Church,
·NY and Wave Farm Radio www.wavefarm.org
·Drawings, curated by Anne Bean and Ezra Rubenstein, 80 Three Colt Street, London
·72 -82 Acme Gallery Film by William Raban, Hackney Picture House, London
·Performance Documentation of Acme Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, London
·Personae, Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, Venice, Italy
·S(he) is still Her(e), curated by Johnny Velardi, Rivington Music Studio, NY
Fales Collection, NYU
·Corps et Ames, prints, Atelier Galerie MLC, Vains, France
·Housework, Gender, Subjectivity: Cultures of Domesticity, curated by Molly Hankwitz,
·The Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California
·Another Vacant Space, curated by Adam Nankervis, Man Museum, Berlin, Germany
·WBAI Art Auction, curated by James Wintner, Steven Kasher Gallery, NY, NY
·A Feast for the Eyes, curated by Heike Epildauer, Bank Austria Kunst Forum, Vienna, Austria
·tina b. The Prague Contemporary Art Festival,Vernon Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
·Way Out, Pavilhao, Lisbon, Portugal
·Ca Video Show, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California
·Cyber Feminism Past Forward, Austrian Association of Women Artists, Vienna
·The Future of the History, Space Gallery, New York
·Slapstick, curated by C. Eammons, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
·Sunshine & Noir: Art in Los Angeles 1960-1997, UCLA at The Armand Hammer
·Castello di Rivoli, Italy, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Louisiana MOMA, Denmark
·Adrift (web performance), Ars Electronica with Gilbert, Hartzell, Thorington, Wolsak
·Pink Wink, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles
·Pasarse de la Raya, Expoarte, ·Guadalajara, VI Feria Internacional de arte Contemporaneo
·PORT, four-screen web projection performance, MIT List Visual Arts Center
·Blast5, Time Curators and web/video installation (ParkBench), Sandra Gering Gallery
·Language and Disorder: videotapes, New Langton Arts, San Francisco
·Scratching the Belly of the Beast, Brainwave Drawings, Los Angeles Film Forum
·Brainwave Drawing Installation, Bronx River Arts Center, Bronx, NY
VCori: Struggle for Life, video work, Speaking Out: Art Against AIDS, Museum of Modern Art, NY
·The Indomitable Spirit, video work, International Center for Photography, NY
·Beyond Boundaries: Paintings, Black and White in Color Gallery, Bronx, NY
"Collision: Contemporary Artists Working in Houston, 1972-1985 by Pete Gershon" Pages 158-160 - Texas A&M University Press 2018
"Networked Projects in the Formative Years of the Internet: Nina Sobell - Work: 1977-1997" December, 2018 www.narrabase.net/Nina_Sobell.html
"A Feast for the Eyes/ Augenschmaus Vom Essen im Stilleben" by Heike Epildauer and Ingried Brugger,Prestel Verlag 2010 Berlin, Bank Austria Kunstforum
"tina b. Prague Contemporary Arts Festival" edited by Monika Burian,curated by Blanca de la Torre Garcia, Vernon Fine Art, Czech Republic 2009
"Nina Sobell at Gallery Area53" by Gesche Heumann, Art Magazine, Austellungkritik, 25.07.08
"California Video: Artists and Histories", edited by Glenn Phillips, Getty Research Institute; 2008
"Allure of the Raw: Ca Video" by Hollis Willis, Modern Painter, March 2008
"Interview with Nina Sobell" by Evelin Stermitz, published by Marisa Olson, Rhizome.org, August 21, 2007
"Video Art": Michael Rush, Thames and Hudson, 2006
"Feedback": editors Horsfield /Hildebrand, Temple University Press, 2006
"Closed Circuit": by Slavko Kacunko, Logos Verlag, Berlin, Germany 2006
"Digital Art": , by Christiane Paul, Thames and Hudson, London
"Art/Women/California 1950-2000" editors Burgess/Salvioni, University of California Press and the San Jose Museum of Art (2002), p. 326.
"Streaming the Brain" by N. Sobell, MultiMedia, Artful Media ed. Doree Duncan Seligmann IEEE Computer Society, Vol. 9, No. 3 (July-September, 2002), p. 3—8.
"Info Arts-Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology" by S.Wilson, MIT Press (2002).
"Sculpting in Time and Space: Interactive Work" by Nina Sobell and Emily Hartzell, Leornardo, MIT Press, Vol.34, No.3 (2001).
"The Robot in the Garden" by Ken Goldberg, MIT Press (2000), p. 15.
"Going Virtual" by Martha Wilson, CAA Art Journal, Summer, 2000.
"Artful Media," by Kathy Brew, IEEE Multimedia, 1999.
"Women in Art and Technology" edited by Judy Malloy., MIT Press 1999
"A Brief History of Outrage: The 51 (or So) Greatest Avant-Garde Moments," by C. Carr, Village Voice, September 22, 1998.
"On Edge: The Heart of the Web," by C. Carr, Village Voice,Vol. 42, No. 25 (June 24, 1997), p.50.
"VirtuAlice," by Sobell and Hartzell, Ylem , Vol. 17, No. 9, (September/October, 1997), p. 5.
"Telepresence Art," by Eduardo Kac, Art Journal, College Art Association, 1997.
"Naked to the Bone",by Betty Ann Kevlis, Rutgers University Press, 1997.
"Postmodern Currents: Art and Artists in the Age of Electronic Media", by Margot Lovejoy, Prentice Hall, 1996 (second edition).
"ParkBench," interview with Doug Grunther, WDST Woodstock Radio, October, 1996.
"ParkBench Public Access Kiosks," Visual Proceedings, Siggraph '96.
"ParkBench Sculpting Performances," The Acid-free Paper (web journal), edited by Kevin Smith, Vol. 1, No. 4 (January, 1996), Net Culture section.
"Deviant Eyes, Deviant Bodies" by Chris Straayer, Columbia University Press, 1996
"The Buzz" by Sobell and Hartzell, TalkBack! journal on the Web, edited by Robert Atkins. Issue #1 (December, 1995). <http://math240.lehman.cuny.edu/talkback>
"Art Online" by Robert Atkins, Art in America, Vol. 83, No. 12 (December, 1995), p. 64.
"Technology: Do You Mind if I Sit Here?" by Kimberly Neuhaus, I.D.,Vol. 42, No. 2 (March-April, 1995), p. 24.
"ParkBench," Artists' Pages by Emily Hartzell and Nina Sobell, Felix: Landscape(s) Vol. 2, No.1 (1995), pp. 302-5.
Interactions, Vol. IV, No. 2, June, 1992.
Interactions, Vol. III, No. 1, April, 1991
Felix (review of EXHUMED & Video 1972-90), Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring, 1991), p. 71-73.
2007 IMHO with Heather Wagner, Location One, NY
2002 Artist Talk, SUNY Purchase, Department of Art, Purchase, New York
2001 Artist Talk, Computer Art Department, School of Visual Arts, New York
2000 Nina Sobell: Video Performances, NYU School of Food Sciences
1999 Artist Talk, Sony Wonder HD Theater and Technology Museum
1997 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Stevens Institute of Technology
Digital Landscapes of the Mind, London Institute
ISEA (International Society of Electronic Arts), Chicago Art Institute
Art Talk Art: Art, Anarchy, and the Web, Foundation for Art Resources, LA
LA Museum of Contemporary Art, Geffen Contemporary LA, Art Talks '97
Cornell University, Creativity Symposium
Art, Culture, and Technology, Teacher's College, Columbia University,
CHI '97 (Computer-Human Interaction), Atlanta
Central St. Martin's School of Art, London
1996 ParkBench, Artist's Presentation, Siggraph '96
1995 Art and Science Collaborations, Inc., Cooper Union Great Hall, New York
1993 Department of Fine Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
1991 The Slade, St. Martins, Newcastle, Brighton Poly, E. London Poly, Brunel University, Reading,
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BFA Tyler School of Art 1969, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Rome, Italy
MFA Cornell University 1971, Ithaca, New YorkMain Menu