Email: cvoagen@gmail.com

Caroline Voagen Nelson is a New York-based artist and curator working in digital photomontage, installation, and experimental animation. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and printed in publications nationally and internationally, most recently at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. An editorial photographer for over ten years, she uses her photographic training to create cinematic stop motion films. Nelson's practice has evolved from deconstructing environments, history, and folklore in photomontage to creating narratives in animation. In collaging environments, she researches historical archives to create landscapes inspired by the past and spaces in transition. She received her undergraduate degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently an MFA candidate in the Department of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute.

 

cvn’s CV
Curriculum Vitae


Caroline Voagen Nelson
Lives and works in New York City.
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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON 

2015
Land__Slide, Civic Art Lab, Brooklyn, NY (two-person with Rebecca Sherman)

2014 
Castellers Stone, Jiwar, Barcelona, Spain

2012
reConstructed, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY

2011
Land Reconstructed, El Chancho Seis, Santiago, Chile


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

TRANSFORMATIONS, Sotheby's Institute of Art, NY, NY

Projected Anatomy, DDA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Directed By Women Festival, NY, NY

View From Above, Rabbithole Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015

Interlaced, DDA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Synced: Under The Viaduct, West Harlem Viaduct, In collaboration with West Harlem Arts Fund, NY, New York

2014 
FAKELORE: Fables and Legends of the Americas, Rabbithole Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
UNICEF’s Next Generation Photography Benefit, Aperture Foundation, NY, NY

2013
Rising Waters 2.0, Museum of the City of New York, NY, NY
World Maker Faire, NY Hall of Science, Queens, NY

2012
Black Out New York, Loom Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
I/O Chip Music Lomography Exhibit, Lomography Gallery, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
America Without Borders, Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Cinema Club  (Novaluz Collective project), Nitehawk Cinemas, Brooklyn, NY

2008
The Upset, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
Grounded: Photography and our Contemporary Environment,Ellen Curlee Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Among the Ruins: Re-Imagining Architectural Destruction and Decay, space 301 off centre, Mobile, AL

2007
Around the Coyote Fall Festival, Chopin Theater, Chicago, IL
Spaces Into Places, Lloyd Dobler Gallery, Chicago, IL
BFA Thesis Show, G2, Chicago, IL
Group Exhibition, G2, Chicago, IL
Nippon Steel USA Exhibition, Nippon Steel USA, Chicago, IL

2006
Landscape Photography, The Gallery at the Burren School of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
Women Photography Show, Dreambox Foto Gallery, Chicago, IL
Nippon Steel USA Exhibition, Nippon Steel USA, Chicago, IL

2005
Nippon Steel USA Exhibition, Nippon Steel USA, Chicago, IL

2004
Art Bash, G2, Chicago, IL

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EDUCATION

2017 (expected) 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
MFA Digital Arts - Animation & Motion Arts

2014-15 
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
Design & Technology

2007 
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
BFA in Studio Fine Art

2003 
University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC, 
High School Diploma in Visual Arts with Honors

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AWARDS/HONORS/RESIDENCIES

2015-17
Merit Scholarship, Pratt Institute

2014
Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Fund Grant (FAKELORE stop motion animation series)

Editor's Choice Award, World Maker Fair, New York Hall of Science (FAKELORE workshop)

Jiwar Artist Residency, Barcelona, Spain

Merit Scholarship, Parsons, The New School

2007
Endsley Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2003-07
Four Nippon Steel USA/SAIC Presidential Awards for Photography

2003
Academic Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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PUBLICATIONS/PRESS

2016

"'Boy From War' Filmmakers Describe Power of Animation to Present Trauma of War," ShadowProof, Emeryville, CA

"Video of Day," Directed by Women. NY, NY

2014
“Fakelore: fábulas y leyendas contadas con lenguaje actual,” Vice Versa, NY, NY

“Els CVG, sota la lent de l’objectiu,” by Paula Solanas, l’Independent, Barcelona, Spain


2008
“SUBTLE WARNING: Photo-based work assembled for essential Cause” by Shannon Fitzgerald, Review Magazine, May Issue

“Off Centre exhibit lets visitors re-imagine urban decay through the eyes of artists” by Thomas B. Harrison, Press-Register

Among the Ruins: Re-Imagining Architectural Decay space 301 exhibition catalogue

2007
“Spaces Into Places Review” by Philip Berger, Time Out Chicago, October 11

“Space Into Places Review” by Garin Pirnia, New City Chicago, October 10

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RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013-now Co-Founder and Director of FAKELORE, a stop motion animation production series

2015
Animator
Synched: Under The Viaduct, Installation with stop motion animation. Collaboration with Dianne Smith artwork. Organized by the West Harlem Art Fund.

Teaching Artist, The Good School

Teaching stop motion animation in after school programs, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the International Children's Film Festival

2008-12 
Online Photo Editor/Assistant Photo Editor
Time Out New York and Time Out New York Kids Magazines, New York, NY

2008 - 2009 
Teaching Assistant
International Center of Photography, New York, NY

2008
Stop Motion Production Assistant, Mac Premo
Sundance Film Festival trailer, BAM, Brooklyn, NY

2007
Photo Editor
Time Out Chicago Eating & Drinking Guide, Chicago, IL

2005
Editorial Assistant for fine art photography publication: 
”Living the Life: The World of Elvis Tribute Artists” by Patty Carroll, Chicago, IL