Why Nicole Wittenberg?
Nicole Wittenberg (San Francisco, 1979 - ) is an American artist known for her expressive, radiant, and vivid use of color in her work, as she aims to capture the visual and affective intensity of witnessing certain moments in nature. Wittenberg explains, “I strive to capture the sensorial emotions of particular moments and experiences in nature–chasing the feeling of being there. Less about naturalism, what I find interesting is the translation of a lived experience and sensation into an image so I can return to that moment every time I make and see a painting.” Graduating with her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2003, she later received the American Academy of Arts and Letters John Koch Award for Best Young Figurative Painter in 2012. Today, Wittenberg’s works are held in many collections, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, The Albertina, Vienna, and The Boston Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA, among others.