Nina Childress

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Nina Childress (born Christine Childress, 1961) is a French-American visual artist, based in Paris, France.

Life and work[edit]

Born in Pasadena, California, United States, she studied in Paris at the Ecole National Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD). At the end of the 1970s, she took an active part in the French punk movement with her group, Lucrate Milk.[1] She started painting at the same time and, from 1985 to 1989, joined the street artist collective Les Frères Ripoulin.[2]

Her work has been shown internationally in museums, art centers and galleries. In 2012, the Museum d'art moderne et contemporain (Geneva) held a major exhibition of her paintings.[3] In 2013, the Palais de Tokyo commissioned her Green Curtain: a large in-situ installation for the entrance of the museum.[4]

Childress teaches painting at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts since 2019.[5] She was teaching before at the École nationale supérieure d’art (ENSA) in Nancy, France.[6]

Solo exhibitions selection[edit]

  • Savons, Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, 1993
  • Nina Childress, Galerie Philippe Rizzo, Paris, 1996
  • Blurriness, Galerie Éric Dupont, Paris, 2001
  • Mes longs cheveux…, Galerie Artra, Genoa (Italy), 2004
  • Nina Childress, Galerie Bernard Jordan, Paris, 2007
  • Tableaux / Bilder, Galerie Bernard Jordan, Zürich, 2009
  • La haine de la peinture, Fonds régional d'art contemporain (FRAC), Limoges, 2009[7]
  • Détail et destin, Museum d'art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, 2009[8]
  • Die Grüne Kammer, Galerie Heinz-Martin Weigand, Karlsruhe, 2010
  • L’enterrement, Galerie Bernard Jordan, Paris, 2011
  • L’effet Sissi, Museum d'art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, 2012
  • Umriss, Galerie Bernard Jordan, Zürich, 2012
  • Der Grüne Vorhang, Heinz Martin Gallery, Berlin, 2013
  • Les nudistes, Galerie Bernard Jordan, Paris, 2014
  • Jazy, Hedy et Sissi, La Halle aux Bouchers, Vienne, 2014
  • Magenta, Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain, Sète, 2015
  • Peindre et acheter, Le Parvis, Tarbes, 2016
  • Le requiem du string, Le Carré, Château Gontier, 2016
  • Elle aurait dû rester au lit, Galerie Bernard Jordan, Paris, 2016
  • Le hibou aussi trouve ses petits jolis, Musée Paul Dupuy pour le Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, 2018


  1. ^ "Lucrate Milk official website". Archived from the original on 2016-11-04. Retrieved 2014-06-11.
  2. ^ Susan Heller Anderson and David W. Dunlap, "Poster Time", The New York Times, 6 February 1985
  3. ^ "Nina Childress' L'effet Sissi exhibition documentation on the MAMCO website". Archived from the original on 2017-04-04. Retrieved 2014-06-11.
  4. ^ "Nina Childress' Green Curtain page". Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Nina Childress at Paris Beaux Arts". Retrieved 2020-08-04.
  6. ^ "Nina Childress page at ENSA website (fr)". Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ [2][dead link]

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