Nina Fabunmi

Nina Fabunmi

San Francisco, CA, United States

About Nina Fabunmi

Nina Fabunmi is a contemporary representational artist with an MFA Painting from the Academy of Art University where she is currently a member of faculty. Her work has been exhibited in Europe, Africa and America. She has won several awards and has been published in renowned art magazines such as the American Art Collector, Southwest Art and Artist Portfolio Magazine. She is known for her emotionally charged expressive technique which is primiraly derived by the use of a palette knife. She is also vast in portraiture, figures, landscapes and cityscapes. Inspired by her roots and environment, her paintings capture the beauty, and energy of the bay area where she resides.
www.ninafabunmi.com

Education

MFA Painting, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

MAE Education - Single Subject Art with Art Teaching Credential, Alliant International University, CA

B Sc Estate Management (Real Estate), O.A.U Ife

Events

ART AWARDS
2020 2 Time Amplify Award Winner Artspan Open Studios.
2018 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Regional WINNER
2017 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, Regional
Finalist
2016 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, Regional
Finalist
2015 American Art Collector ,Portrait Artist Directory
2015 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Regional
Finalist
2015 Jerry’s Self Portrait Contest Semi Finalist
2014 Society for Nigerian Artists (SNA)
Distinguished Artist Award
2014 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Regional
Finalist
2014 Creative Quarterly 37 (CQ 37) Runner Up
2014 Artist Portfolio Magazine, Best of the Show,
Portraits Issue 19
2014 Academy Of Art University,President’s Honor
Academic Achievement Award (Twice)
2013 Bold Brush Best of the Show, October
2013 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Regional
Finalist
2013 Turner Painting Contest 2 Honorable Mentions
1993 Federal Government Girls College Proficiency
Award, Best Student in Fine Art, Benin City

JUDGE/ PANELIST

2015 20th Annual New Generation Student Show Case, de Young Museum, San Francisco
2014 Bold Brush Painting Contest, October
2014 Divergence: Emerging Legacies, 19th Annual New Generation Student Show Case,
de Young Museum, San Francisco, California

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020 3-Man Solo, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2019 Streets Of gold, Salon 9, San Francisco, California
2017 Transience, Atelier Gallery, Academy Of Art University, San Francisco, California
2017 Eye Sea Your Beauty, Salon 9, San Francisco, California
2017 Serenity, UCSF Women’s Health Center, 7th Floor, San Francisco, California
2017 Black History Month Art Exhibition, State Building, San Francisco, California
2016 Beauty in the Bay, Gallery 1317, San Francisco, California
2016 The Haven, Atelier Gallery, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California
2015 Black Friday & Beyond, West Coast Leather, San Francisco, California
2015 Rebirth, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, California
2014 Origins, 625 Gallery, Academy Of Art University, San Francisco, California
2013 When Nature Speaks, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, California

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020
Urban & Rural Show, Show, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2019
Alphabet Soup, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Spring Open Studios, Hunters Point Shipyard Artists
2018
SCOPE Miami, Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, Boot G18, Miami Beach, Miami
Tiny, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Holiday Art Show, Hunters Point Shipyard Artists, San Francisco, CA
Fall Open Studios, Hunters Point Shipyard Artists, San Francisco, CA
23rd Academy Of Art University Faculty &Alumni Auction
Urban/ Rural Views of California, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA (March)
ArtSpan Benefit Auction, SoMArts
Spring Open Studios, Hunters Point Shipyard Artists, San Francisco, CA
2017
22nd Academy Of Art University Faculty & Alumni Auction, San Francisco, California
Open Studios, Art Span, Week 1, Hunters Point Shipyard Artists, San Francisco, California
Bombay sapphire Artisan Series, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland
Annual Group Show, Gallery 1317, San Francisco, California
City Streets, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, California
Spring Open Studios, Hunters Point Shipyard Artists, San Francisco, California
Night Light, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, California

2016
Art explosion Christmas Show, 744 Alabama Street, San Francisco, California
Tiny, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, California
Open Studios, Art Explosion Studios, 744 Alabama Street, San Francisco, California
Open Studios Hub Exhibition, SOMArts, San Francisco, California
Delicious, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, California
City Streets, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, California
94109, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, California

2015
Resolution, Art Span, ARC Galleries & Studios, San Francisco, California
20th Faculty & Alumni Art Auction, Academy of Art, The Cannery Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Community, Tuttle Gallery, Owings Mills, Baltimore, Maryland
12th Anniversary Show, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, California
Delicious, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, California
94109, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, California
City Streets, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, California
Terrain, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, California

2014
4th Annual Holiday Art Exhibit, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, California
Place Misplaced, SOMArts, San Francisco California
Tiny 14, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, California
19th Faculty & Alumni Art Auction, Academy of Art, The Cannery Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Exit From Anonymous, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, California
Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage, Gallery Guichard, Chicago, Illinois

SELECTED COMMISSIONS
2019 Commissioned Artist, Chase Center Of The Arts – New Warriors Stadium
2019 KQED Check Please, Season 14, Background Art/ Paintings
2018-9 SF Hearts Foundation, Tiny Heart, Painting on Heart Sculpture
2017-8 Commissioned Series Of SF Giants Paintings Pine Tar Grill Folsom Street
Restaurant Art Project
2015 Commissioned Portrait Of Congress Woman Barbara Lee
2015 “A Beautiful Heart”, Album Cover for Paul Tillman Smith
2015 Portrait Painting of Congresswoman Barbara Lee for Merritt College, Oakland