Ardine Nelson

Ardine Nelson (Columbus, OH) is  Professor Emeritus in the Department of Art’s Photography Program, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, has received Ohio Arts Council and Greater Columbus Arts Council artist fellowships and was a visiting artist in both Spain and Slovakia. Nelson’s practice includes the use of traditional and non-traditional cameras and materials in photography. Nelson is recognized for her continued bodies of work with alternative cameras, including pinhole and Diana plastic cameras. Most recently, Nelson’s German garden work has been recognized through a Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts research and development grant and John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for 2008–09. Nelson received her MFA in Photography from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, and her BS in Art Education from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, Major.