Lives and works in Richmond, VA.

MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

BA, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA (upcoming)
College of William and Mary, Andrews Gallery, Williamsburg, VA (upcoming)

Controller, PATRON, Chicago, IL
The Year I Make Contact, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
Alternative Process, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI
Monuments To The Conquerors of Space, Sadie Halie Projects,
Minneapolis, MN

Pulse Miami, Kopeikin Gallery, Miami Beach, Fl
Art Miami, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI
Old School / New Rules Iridian Gallery, Richmond, VA

Brittany Nelson: Science, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI

Liz Cohen, Brittany Nelson, Lauren Semivan, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI

AIPAD, with Morgan Lehman, New York, NY

Art Miami, with David Klein Gallery, Miami, FL
New Photography, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
Surface of Things, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
Rock Candy, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
Cabin Fever, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI
Dog Days, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
Unbound4!, Invited artist, Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA
Old School / New Rules, Capital One Gallery, Richmond, VA
Cabin Fever, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

Art Miami, Miami, FL,
Breaking Ground: Survey of Contemporary Photography, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Group exhibition, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI
From The Collection, University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
Downtown Fair, New York, NY
35 Candles, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
Ficciones Typografika, Curated by Erik Brandt, Minneapolis, MN
Group Exhibition, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI

Art Miami, Miami, FL, David Klein Gallery

Art Miami, Miami, FL, David Klein Gallery
Art Platform Los Angeles, CA
Sheraton Seattle, Visweek, Seattle, WA
Modular 22, 22 Gallery, Chicago, IL
Faculty Exhibition, College of Visual Arts, St Paul, MN
Light and Color, Cranbrook Art Museum + Cranbrook Science Museum, traveling exhibition, Detroit, MI
online exhibition, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

No Object Is An Island: New Dialogues With The Cranbrook Collection, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Click 646, Greenwood Museum of Art, Greenwood, SC
Summer Select, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI
Art Aspen, with David Klein Gallery, Aspen, CO
Here Here, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Material Girl, in collaboration with Katie Wynne, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Can I Live, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Shadow Box, Waller-Yablonsky Gallery, Bozeman, MT
Polaroid Showcase, Photoworks San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
February, Tart Gallery, Bozeman, MT
Illumination, Baxter Gallery, Bozeman, MT

Space/Time, Tart Gallery, Bozeman, MT

Naked Negative, Emerson Cultural Center, Bozeman, MT
Personal Vision, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Teton Art Lab, Upcoming 2016 Artist in Residence
National Conference, Society for Photographic Education Lecture, Science Fiction, Las Vega, NV, 2016

Creative Capital Foundation, 2015 Awardee in Visual Arts, New York, NY
Theo Westenberger Foundation, 2015 Grant Recipient
Phoenix Art Museum, Sidney Zuber Photography Award, Special Juror’s Choice Honorable Mention, Phoenix, AZ
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Alternative Process Lecture, Masters Program, Photography, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2015
Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Alternative Process Lecture, Creative Capital Artist Retreat, 2015

Society for Photographic Education, Southeast Regional Conference Guest Speaker, Greenville, NC
The Print Center, Fish/Pearce Prize for excellence in process based work, Philadelphia, PA
New Mexico State University, Stuff I Hate Lecture, Department of Art, Las Cruces, NV

Minneapolis Institute of Art + Site Santa Fe, Collector’s Tour
Minneapolis College of Art + Design, Faculty Grant,

Vermont Studio Center, Artist in Residence, Johnson, VT
Cranbrook Art Museum + Science Museum, commissioned work, Bloomfield Hills, MI
The Print Center, 86th International Competition, Philadelphia, PA (juror Jennifer Blessing, Curator, Guggenheim)
College of Visual Arts, Mordancage Lecture, Department of Photography, St. Paul, MN

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Director’s Award
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Emerging Artist Award, Finalist
Cranbrook Art Museum, Purchase, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Merit Scholarship Award, Cranbrook Academy of Art

Hunke Photography Scholarship Award Winner, Montana State University
Critical Mass, Juried Portfolio Finalist, Photolucida

Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
Candela Gallery Collection, Richmond, VA
Mercedes Benz Gallery, Detroit, MI, works on loan
Numerous private collections

‘Unseen Amsterdam, Panel Discussion: The Ins and Outs of Collecting, ‘Kopeikin Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2015
‘Art F City, Highlights from the Creative Capital Retreat,’ featured artist with Lorraine O’Grady and Narcissister. Paddy Johnson, August 2015
‘Lenscratch, States Project: Virginia, ‘Interview with Eliot Dudik,, July 2015

‘Breaking Ground: Survey of Contemporary Photography,’ College of William and Mary, Catalogue, 2014
‘Hand Crafted Process,’ Zhejiang Province Arts Publishing, USA and China, 2014. Eight page feature, edited by Sandy King, Sam Wang, Christina Z. Anderson, Zhong Jiangming.
‘A New Science: Studio Visit With Brittany Nelson,’ Richmond Arts Review, Inga Schunn, September 2014
‘Common-Practise, Potzesny,’ Louise. Web feature,, 2014
IDPURE Magazine, Issue 34, Switzerland, 2014

‘Portraits of Living Matter, Lancia TrendVisions, web feature,, 2013
‘Collecting Women Artists, Symposium at Art Miami,’ featured artist, Art W with Institute for Women and Art, 2013
‘Brittany Nelson at Art Miami.’ Ogle, Patrick. Interview for
‘Brittany Nelson Science.’ Buhmann, Stephanie. Catalogue, David Klein Gallery, 2013,
‘The Armory Show,’ Catalogue, David Klein Gallery Artist, 2013
‘Jet Fuel Review,’ Spring Issue 2013, Lewis University, Chicago, IL
‘Gum Printing and Other Amazing Contact Printing Processes.’ Anderson, Christina Z., 2013

‘Visweek, VisWeek Art Show: Brittany Nelson,’ Catalogue, 2012
‘Blue Canvas,’ Blue Canvas + Cranbrook, Issue 12, 2012
‘Art Photo Index,’ Brittany Nelson, web feature, 2012
‘’ Skau, Drew. Visweek 2012 Art Show, web article, 2012

‘No Object Is An Island: New Views from the Collection,’ Cranbrook Art Museum, Catalogue, 2011
Nonfigurative Photo. Collins, Douglas. Iterative Art of Brittany Nelson, web article, 2011
Cranbrook Academy of Art, ‘Here Here,’ Graduate Catalogue, 2011
‘Zone Zero, Brittany Nelson Space/Time.’ Meyer, Pedro. web feature, 2011
‘Experimental Photography,’ Anderson, Christina Z. 4th and 6th Editions, 2010
‘Cranbrook Academy of Art, Master of Fine Arts Photography, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2009-2011
‘Montana State University, Bachelor of Arts with Honors Photography, Minor Philosophy, Bozeman, MT, 2003-2007

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Assistant Professor, Art Foundations, 2015-2016
Visiting Artist, Photography and Film, 2014-2015
Visiting Assistant Professor, Graphic Design, Photography and Film, 2013-2014

Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
Adjunct Professor, Department of Design, Department of Media Arts, 2012-2013

College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN
Adjunct Professor, Photography Department, 2012-2013

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Adjunct Professor, Department of Photography, 2011

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Film and Photography, 2008-2009