NINA SOBELL 190 Eldridge Street, 3S New York, NY 10002

Professional Recognition and Appointments

2002 Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship Nominee in Media Arts

2001 New York State Council on the Arts, Artist’s Fellowship

1999 Webby Award Nominee, ParkBench On-Line Collective

1998 Artist-in-Residence, Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada Commission, with S. Allin and J. Gilbert

Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship Nominee

Artist-in-Residence, Center for Advanced Technology, New York University

1991-93 Artist-in-Residence, Interactive Telecommunications Program, Tisch School of the ArtsNYU

Solo Shows and Collaborations

2001 Liwase,Video Documentary of Zambian Street Theater Group with Anne Bean

1999 Weaving Sun and Moon, Chateau de Sacy, Sacy-le-Petit, France

1998 Brainwave Drawing, performance/installation, Banff Centre

Ebb and Flow, Web performance, Morton Studio, (J.Gilbert/S.Allin)

Interactive Installations, 1974 - 1998, DAAD Studios, Berlin with Emily Hartzell

Group Shows and Collaborations

2002 Art/Women/California 1950-2000, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, Ca.

2000 Sharing a Shadow, Three Colt Gallery, London

1999 Streaming: A Laboratory, with E. Hartzell/ Sonya Allin, W. Phillips Gallery, Banff

Sunshine & Noir: Art in Los Angeles 1960-1997, UCLA at The Armand Hammer

Castello di Rivoli, Italy, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Louisiana MOMA, Denmark

1997 Dance in a Moving Mirror streaming with Hartzell/Gilbert, RAT, Aix-en-Provence

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

1996 Art on the Web (ParkBench), Whitney Museum of American Art

Language and Disorder: videotapes, New Langton Arts, San Francisco

1995 Alice Sat Here, telerobotic installation w/Hartzell in CODE, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NYC

1993 LA Sampler 1970-1993, Hey, Baby Chicky! P.McCarthy curator, David Zwirner Gallery, NYC

Scratching the Belly of the Beast, Brainwave Drawings, Los Angeles Film Forum

1992 Installation: painting, sculpture, and 2 channels of video, Granary Books Gallery, NYC

Brainwave Drawing Installation, Bronx River Arts Center, Bronx, NY

1991 Drawings, Elston Fine Arts Gallery, New York, NY

Cori: Struggle for Life, video work, Speaking Out: Art Against AIDS, Museum of Modern Art, NY 1990 Cori: Struggle for Life, Video Against AIDS, Institute of Contemporary Art, London,

The Indomitable Spirit, video work, International Center for Photography, NY

Beyond Boundaries: Paintings, Black and White in Color Gallery, Bronx, NY


"Art/Women/California1950-2000" 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).

"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). <>

"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.


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,


Archivo Storico delle Arti Contemporane; La Bienalle di Venezia, Italia; Museum of Modern Art, NY; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA; Whitney Museum of American Art; Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada; deSaisset, Museum of Art; Manchester Museum of Art, England; Reading University, England; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TexasArts; Zentrum fur Kunst Und Medien Technologie, Karlsruhe, Montevideo, Amsterdam; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Western Front Video, Vancouver; DIA Foundation; Cologne; Kramlich Video Collection, and other private collections and academic institutions.


BFA Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MFA Cornell University, Ithaca, New York