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Barbara Nessim

Born 1939, Bronx, NY

Lives and works in New York, NY



Pratt Institute, BFA 1960


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020: Malin Gallery, NYC

2017:        "Barbara Nessim: A Selection", The Phi Centre, Curated by Cheryl Sim, Ph.D.; Montreal, Canada,

                 "Barbara Nessim | Works on Paper 1961-1974", Little Big Man Gallery, Curated by Lea Freid; Los Angeles,


2015:         ”Barbara Nessim, An Artful Life”, Bard Graduate Center Gallery, Curated by Douglas Dodds & Marianne

Lamonaca, New York, NY

2014:         “Barbara Nessim: Mad Men Era Artist & Illustrator”, Sechrest Gallery, High Point University, NC

2013:         “Barbara Nessim, An Artful Life”, Victoria & Albert Museum, Curated by Douglas Dodds, London, UK

2011:         “Already Made”, Rodale Building Lobby Gallery, New York, NY

2010:         “Signs, Signals + Satin Dolls,” Arno Maris Gallery, Westfield State College, Westfield, MA

                  “Chronicles of Beauty”, Conde Nast Gallery, New York, NY

2009:         “The Model Project”, DFN Gallery, Curated by Jill Brienza, New York, NY

                  “Graphic Change: The Art of Barbara Nessim”, Norman Rockwell Museum, Curated by Stephanie Plunkett,

Stockbridge, MA

2007:         "WomanGirl", Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA

2003:         "Black Truths/White Lies", Bitforms Gallery, New York, NY

1999:         “Visual Solutions”, Normal Rockwell Museum, Curated by Maude Ayson; Stockbridge, MA

1995:         "Random Access Memories", Centro Colombo-Americano, Curated by Denise Michelsen; Bogota, Colombia

1994:         "Random Access Memories", Adams Landing Art Center, Curated by Cynthia Goodman; Cincinnati, OH

1993:         "Art for a Brave New World", Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Curated by Barbara Racker; Greatfalls,


               "Random Access Memories", Arizona State University, Curated by Muriel Magenta; Tempe, AZ

1992:         "Random Access Memories" Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA; Colorado State University, Fort

Collins, CO;  

1991:         "Random Access Memories" Rempire Fine Art, New York, NY; Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO;

Southern Connecticut  

        State University, New Haven, CT                        

                  "Similar But Not The Same - Part II" Verbum Gallery, Curated by Michael Gosney; San Diego, CA - May

1989:         "Similar But Not the Same", Grace Gallery, New York Technical College; Brooklyn, NY

                  "Artware/Kunst Electronic" Siemens Corporation, Curated by David Galloway; Hanover, Germany

1987:         "The Art of Barbara Nessim" Fine Arts Gallery, Spokane Falls Community College; Spokane, WA

1986:         "The Work of Barbara Nessim" Shiseido Ginza Gallery; Tokyo, Japan

1983:         "The Art of Barbara Nessim" Coors Gallery; Golden, CO

1977:         Hampshire College Gallery; Amherst, MA

1974:         The Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, Long Island, NY



Selected Group Exhibitions

2019: The 2019 National Arts Club Drawing Invitational, New York, NYC

Gallery artists’ show, Malin Gallery, New York, NYC

2018:         “Kinder Gentler Nation”, Karma Gallery, Curated by Dan Nadel, New York, NY

2016:         “Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World”, Norman Rockwell Museum, Curated by Stephanie Plunkett,

Stockbridge, MA

                  “Experiments in Art and Digital Technologies”, Tech week 2016, Blue Jean Gallery, Curated by Cynthia

Goodman, New York, NY

2015:         “Strong Women 6”, Jewish Museum of New Jersey, Curated by Armisey Smith, Newark, NJ

2014:         “ArtExpo”, Wonderbread Factory, Curated by Mark Murphy, San Diego, CA

2013:         “VISIONS 2013: ‘Making the Ordinary Extraordinary’ “, Sechrest Gallery at High Point University, NC 

2012:         “Start Making Sense”, The Society of Illustrators, New York, NY

                  “Pixelated”, The New Britain Museum of American Art, Curated by Scott Bakal, New Britain, CT

2010:         “Digital Pioneers”, Victoria and Albert Museum, Curated by Douglas Dodds and Honor Beddard, London,


     “Looks Good On Paper,” DFN Gallery, Curated by John Nickle, New York, NY

2009:         “A Book About Death,” The Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, Organized by Matthew Rose, New York, NY

                  “The Sketchbook Project,” Art House Co-op, Atlanta, GA

2008:         “American Illustration 25 Anniversary Timeline,” Art Center College of Design, Alyce de Roulet Williamson

Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2007:         “Postcards from the Edge,” Invitational 10th Annual Visual AIDS Benefit, James Cohan Gallery, New York,


       “What F Word?” Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY

2004:         “The Transparent Network,” Digital Be-In 13 at SOMARTS Gallery, San Francisco, CA

       “Digital Selections,” Schick Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Curated by Bruce Wands, Saratoga Springs,


                  “Byte: Digital Technology Creates New Art Forms,” Nassau County Museum of Art, Nassau, NY

                  “Women Illustrators: Art for the Printed Page”, Kingsborough Community College, Curated by Judith Wilde,

New York, NY

2003:         “Preview”, Bitforms Gallery, New York, NY

                  “2003 International Women Designers Exhibition,” Seoul Arts Center, Curated by Andrew Chang, Korea

2002:         “A Teachers Legacy”, Babbage Art Gallery, University of Connecticut, Stoors, CT

                  “Prevailing Human Spirit” Exhibition commemorating the events on September 11, 2001, Society of

Illustrators, New York, NY

2001:         "Inaugural Show", Bitforms Gallery, New York, NY

       “New York Digital Salon: Selected Works”, Corning Gallery at Stuben, NY

        “ACM1: Beyond Cyberspace”, San Jose State University; Curated by Tony Longson, San Jose, CA

                  “A Century of Women Illustrators,” San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2000          “American Graphics and Design”, Donduk Women’s University, Curated by Andrew Chang, Seoul, Korea

                  “Old & New Expectations: Women Through the Millennium”, The Williams Gallery, Princeton, NJ

                  “Plugged-in: Art with and Electrical Connection”, Ringling School of Art and Design, Curated by Laura

Avery; Sarasota, FL

1999:         “Electronic Rituals”, Intermedia Arts, Curated by Joan Truckenbrod, Minneapolis, MN

                  “Julian Allen Memorial Exhibition & Symposium”, Maryland Institute College of Art, Curated by John Ferry;

Baltimore, MD

1998:         “Siggraph 25th Anniversary Exhibition”, Curated by Joan Truckenbrod, Orlando, FL

                  “WYSIWYG”, California State University, Curated by Tony Longson; Los Angeles, CA

                  “The Digital Print Exhibit/Workshop”, A.I.R. Gallery, 40 Wooster St., New York, NY

1997:          Circulo de Belles Artes, Madrid, Spain

                  “The Art Exchange Show” The Roger Smith Gallery, Curated by Jill Brienza, New York, NY

                  “Sangre de Cristo-Retrospective 25”, Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, CO

                  “A Digital Interface”, ACM/Siggraph traveling show, Marist College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY

1996:         “Elastic Visions”, Catherine Smith Gallery, Appalachian State Univiversity, Boone, NC; Portsmouth Museum,

Portmouth, VA; Hicks Art

        Center, Newton, PA; Penn State University, University Park, PA   

                  “Dues ex Machina”, W. Keith and Janet Kellogg Gallery, CSPU Pomona, CA

                  “Van Go!” Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA

1995:         “Art, Design and Barbie: The Evolution of a Cultural Icon”, Curated by Suzanne Delehanty, Liberty St.

Gallery, New York, NY

                  “Emerging Images: Art By Computer”, Susquehanna Art Museum, Curated by Frances White, Harrisburg, PA

                  “Falling Dominoes...and the Spread of AIDS”, Cast Iron Gallery, New York, NY

                 “The World’s Women-on-Line Electronic Ballet” UN 4th World Conference on Women, Curated by Muriel

Magenta, Beijing, China

1994:         “Binary Visions”, Williams Gallery, Curated by Mary Lou Bock, Princeton, NJ

                  “The Women’s Room”, Parsons School of Design gallery, New York, NY

                  “Blue Angel” Galerie Mainz, Curated by Carol Peligian, Berlin, Germany

                  “Artists Shedding Light on Science”, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

                  “100 Graphics”, Ginza, Tokyo; Osaka; Nagoya; NY Coordinator: Shin Tora, Dir. Minoru Morita

                  “Digital Artifacts”, California State University, Chico, CA

1993:         "The Abandoned Shoe" Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Curated by Dr. B. Schlüter; Bonn, Germany  

                  "Computer Age Fine Art" Williams Gallery for Merrill Lynch, Curated by Mary Lou Bock, Princeton, NJ

1992:         "ARTEX '92", Japan International Contemporary Art Association, Curated by Tomo Ono, Tokyo, Japan

                  "Seoul International Computer Art Festival", Curated by Chang Ik Chang, Seoul, Korea

                  “Küldj egy halat!/ Send Us A Fish!”, Arnyékkötök Electrographic Art, Magyar Narancs, Budapest, Hungary.  

                  "8 American Woman Artists-My Private NY", Shiseido, The Ginza Gallery, Curated by Hiroko Tanaka,

Tokyo, Japan

        “Computer Graphics, State of the Art Show", University of Wuppertal, Curated by Stephan Sauer,

Wuppertal Germany; Hockschule

        Fur Gestaltung, Offenbach, Germany; Munich, Germany; Berlin, Germany                

                  "American Art Today: Surface Tension" Florida Int'l University, Curated by Dahlia Morgan & Stephen

Westfall, Miami, FL

       "In Context: Digital Expression" Kansas State University, Curated by Robert Hower; Manhattan, KS; Eppink

Fine Arts Center at

        Emporia State University; Emporia, KS; Fine Arts Gallery at Fort Hays State University; Fort Hays, KS    

1990:          Fotographie, Wissenschaft und Neue Technologein", Kunst Museum Düsseldorf, Germany

                  "Works on Paper", Berkshire Art Museum, Curated by Charlotta Kotick; Brooklyn Museum, NY, Pittsfield, MA

                  "Infinite Illusions", Smithsonian Institute, Curated by Joanne Gigliotti; Washigton D.C.

                  "Imagine Tokyo '89", Verbum, Curated by Michael Gosney, Tokyo, Japan

                  "Women Artists of America", Chautauqua Art Association Galleries, Curated by Jeffrey Crist

                  "Flux 90 - New Visions In Computer Art", Muskegon Museum; Muskegon, MI

                  "2nd Digitart International Competition", Ernst Museum (first prize winner); Budapest, Hungary

                  "Trans-Art", Galerien im Kreishaus, Artware, Curated by David Galloway and Christian Sabisch; Köln, Germany

       "Confluence", Reina Sofia Arts Center, Curated by Monxto Algora, Madrid, Spain

1989:         "Electronic Print International", Arnolfini Gallery, Curated by Martin Reiser, Bristol, UK

                  "20+1 Best American Illustrators Show", The Chosun Ilbo Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

                  "3-D Computer Art", San Jose University, Curated by Patric Prince, San Jose, CA

1988:         "Art in the Computer Age", Cincinnati Museum, Curated by Cynthia Goodman, Cincinnati, OH

                  "Post Industrial Expression", Sordini Art Gallery, Wilkes College, Curated by W.H. Sterling, Wilkes Barre, PA

                  "Innovators of American Illustration", Spencer Art Museum; Lawrence, KA  

                  "Art & The Computer Age" I.B.M. Museum, Curated by Cynthia Goodman Catalog/Book; NY

                  "Art From the Computer", Hearst Gallery, St. Mary's College of California, Moraga,CA

1987:         "Art in the Computer Age", Everson Museum, Curated by Cynthia Goodman, Syracuse, NY

                  "Underground Images - SVA - The First 40 Years", The Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York, NY

                  "Computer Art", M.I.T. Museum, Cambridge, MA  

                  "Pandora's Box, Computer Art", Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX

                  "The Statute of Liberty, a contemporary graphic view", The New York State Museum, Albany, NY

1986:         "Print in/Print out", Palos Verdes Art Center; Palos Verdes, CA

                  "The Statute of Liberty, a contemporary graphic view" John Szoke Gallery, Curated by Andrew Stasik, New York, NY

1985:         "4th Annual Pacific N.W. Computer Graphics Convention", University of Oregon; Portland, OR

       "Group Show", Burnaby Art Gallery;  Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

                  Palladium Nightclub - Video installation for inaugural, New York, NY

1984:         “Electronic Epiphanies: Computer Generated Art”, Valparaiso University, Curated by Richard Brauer,

Valparaiso, IN

                  "Fotokino"; Cologne, Germany

1983:         "Women & Computers" Olin Hall Gallery, Roanoke College; Roanoke, VA

1982:         "Group Show" Shibuya Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

                 "Group Show" Otis Art Institute of Parsons, CA

1981:         "Images of Labor", The Smithsonian Museum - Traveling exhibition, New York, NY

1979:         "Printmaking in Modern American Illustration", Pratt Graphics Center Gallery, New York, NY

1977:         "200 Yrs. of American Illustration", The New York Historical Society, New York, NY

1974:         "Interpretations of Sexuality", Albin-Zeglen Gallery, New York, NY

                  "Encounter Show", Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

                  "Color", The Whitney Museum, New York, NY

                  "Sneaker Show", The Kornblee Gallery, New York, NY

1973:          "The Mental Picture", The American Institute of Graphic Arts, New York, NY

1972:          "Artists for McGovern", The Feigen Gallery; New York, NY

1971:         "Introducing Barbara Nessim" The Triangle Gallery, New York, NY

       "Open Show of Feminist Art", Museum; New York, NY

1970:         "The Push Pin Graphic Exhibit", The Louvre, Paris, France

1969:         "Black and White: 40 Statements on a Single Theme", The Mead Gallery, NY

1968:         "1st. Int'l. Art Exhibit", Lunds Kunsthal;  Lund, Sweden

1967:         "Esquire Magazine Show", The Esquire Gallery; NY

1965:         "50 Years of Graphic Art by 50 Leading Graphic Artists", The American Institute of Graphic Arts Gallery;

New York, NY

1964:         "Erotica" The Van Bovenkamp Gallery, New York, NY

1963:         "Panopticon", The Bettman Archives, New York, NY



Commissions and special projects

2013          “Barbara Nessim An Artful Life”, interview with BN for the V&A Museum,

2010:         “Chronicles of Beauty”, Permanent installation: Eventi, Kimpton Hotel, New York, NY

2007:         “A Trinity of Sages,” “The Night is Silent,” and “Personal Number”, permanent installation, Centria, New

York, NY

2006:         “Dinner Party” a short movie

2004:         “Curious Secret” and “Unspoken Home”, installation, lobby of 600 Washington Street, New York, NY

2001:         “Bad Behavior”, collaborative installation with Bill Hayward, Roger Smith Gallery, Catalogue published by


1992:         "Falling Dominos: The Spread of AIDS" PSA, produced by John Golobe

1981-83:    Time Inc. Computer Lab Inaugural Fellow, produced “Face to Face”, pioneering computer animation

1979:         “Big and Little” by Botho Strauss. Directed by Daniel Freudenberger, set design/rear projection of 40

drawings, Phoenix Theatre, NY




Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

Szépmüvészeti Museum, Budapest, Hungary

Lund Kunsthall, Lund, Sweden

The Smithsonian Museum

Whitney Museum of American Art, NY

Arizona State University, AZ

The Henry Babbage Library Art Gallery at University of Connecticut, Stoors, CT

Norman Rockwell Museum, MA

High Point University, NC

Ms. Gloria Steinem

Ms. Ali McGraw

Mr. Gordon Parks

Mr. and Mrs. Milton Glaser

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Benton

Mr. Ivan Chermayeff

The Estate of Richard Lindner

The Estate of Marc Bolan




2015-16:   Winsor & Newton, Brand Ambassador

2015:         Lifetime Achievement Award, Pratt Alumni Awards

2009:         First Artist Laureate of the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

1998:         SPD Merit Award, New York Times Magazine Cover: "Breast Cancer at 35: A Diary of Youth and Loss”

1996:         Leo H Joachim Award for Leadership in Education

1995;         Special Recognition Award - Graphic Artist Guild

1990:         Association for Computing Machinery, Siggraph - First Prize

                  2nd International Digitart Competition. First Prize, Ernst Museum, Budapest, Hungary

1989:         New American Talent '89/'90 "Juror's Choice Award" Juror John Caldwell, SFMOMA, CA

1986:         Society of Publication Designers - Silver Award




1993:         Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

1991:         Center for Creative Imaging - Kodak/Adobe/Apple Computer Workshop; Camden, ME

1990:         Atlanta College Of Art, Atlanta, GA

                  California State University, Humboldt Campus, Arcata, CA

1989:         Maryland Institute, College Of Art, Lithography

1987:         Youngstown State University -The Raymond J. Wean Mem. Lectureship Program. Youngstown, OH

1986:         University of Wisconsin Eau Claire-Spn. Iowa Arts Council

1981:         University of Missouri-Columbia - Artist in Residence; Columbia, Missouri

1981:         Lithography commission. Printer Mattieu. Zurich, Switzerland.

1978:         The Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH

1975:         Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH



Speaking, Panels, Conferences and Seminars

2018:         SVA Theater, NYC, “Gloria Steinem & Barbara Nessim in conversation”, September 24

2017:         Phi Centre, Montreal, Canada, press tour, October 23

Phi Centre, Montreal, Canada, gallery talk, October 22

2015:         Lecturer, Jewelvary Gallery, Shanghai, China

       Lecturer, “Why Design Matters” at the Georgian State University

2014:         Gloria Steinem in conversation with Barbara Nessim, Bard Graduate Center Gallery, New York, NY

       Lecturer, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY

       Lecturer, High Point University, High Point NC

                  Conversation with Steven Heller, Bard Graduate Center Gallery, New York, NY

                  “Barbara Nessim From There to Here”, Sackler Center, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY

2013:         “An Artful Life”, Presentation, the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

2009:         Lecturer, Computer Arts Society, London, UK

2007:         Lecturer, 360 Creative Group at AOL, New York, NY

2006:         Panelist, Artists Talk On Art, Computer Invasion of the Art World, SVA, New York, NY

2004:         Lecturer,  “Women in Illustration: Contemporary Visions and Voices” Norman Rockwell Museum,

Stockbridge, MA

2003:         Panelist, “History of the NY Digital Salon” with Bruce Wands, Maureen Nappi, The Kitchen, New York, NY

2002:         Barbara Nessim in conversation with Sue Coe, “Alan E. Cober, Memorial Exhibition”, Buffalo State

University, NY

                  Chair, “Partnerships Between Education and Industry”, sponsored by Adobe corp., Cooper Union, NY

2000:         Visiting Artist, “The Anatomy of an Idea, a personal view”, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL

1998:         Visiting artist, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

                  Panelist, "From Pencil to Pixel", School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

                  Lecturer, Small Talk: Undo!, A.I.G.A.,  The Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY

1997:         Lecturer, Women and the Art of Multimedia," The Changing Role of Artist" Nat. Museum of Women in the

Arts, Wash. DC

1996:         Panelist, The New School, “The Future of Illustration”, New York, NY

       Lecturer, American Creative Trends, lecture for LG Advertising, South Korea

1995:         Visiting artist, Susquehanna Art Museum, Shippensburg University; Harrisburg, PA

1994:         Lecturer, SCAN (Small Computers in the Arts Network), “State of The Art: Art in NYC”

                  Visiting artist, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

1993:         Visiting artist, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

                  Lecturer, GRAFIX Convention "Anatomy of an Idea", New York, NY

                  Lecturer, Society of Publication Designers "Anatomy of an Idea" - Time Inc., New York, NY

1991:         Lecturer, AIGA San Diego "Beyond Signs and Symbols: Paths to Inspiration, a Personal View"

1990:         Lecturer, M.I.T. "Arttransition '90:  

1989:         Visiting Artist, Philadelphia University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

                  Lecturer, Amerika Haus, Hanover, Germany

                  Visiting artist, Maryland Institute College Of Art "Inspiration: The Anatomy of an Idea, A Personal View"

Baltimore, MD

                  Lecturer, The Smithsonian, "Art as Communication"

1988:         Lecturer, Hallmark Corp, Kansas City, KA

                  Visiting artist, INA Institute National De L'Audiovisuel, Monte Carlo, Monaco

                  Lecturer, Mac Fair Exposition, New York, NY

1987:         Lecturer, Everson Museum

1986:         Lecturer, Osaka University of Arts, Osaka, Japan

                  Lecturer, Dentsu Ad Agency -lecture & computer demo to AD's, Tokyo, Japan

                  Lecturer, Dallas Art Museum "Computer Art", Dallas, TX

                  Lecturer, National Women's Caucus For Art - "Women in Computer Graphics", Cooper Union, New York, NY

1985:         Lecturer, Digicon- Computer Art Conference, Vancouver, Canada

                  Panelist, Stanford Design Conference, Stanford University-Palo Alto, CA        

1984:         Visiting artist, Art Center, Pasadena, CA

                  Visiting artist, Otis Parsons, Los Angeles, CA

1983:         Visiting artist, Yale University - New Haven, Conn. - presentation on Telidon-Teletext computer systems

1980:         Visiting artist, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

1977:         Visiting artist, "5 college Women's Studies Seminar", Amherst College,Mt. Holyoke, Smith, Univ.Mass,


       Visiting artist, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

1976:         Visiting artist, University of Connecticut-Storrs, Storrs, CT

1975:         Lecturer, Woodstock Women's Center - "How to Financially Support Yourself"- Woodstock, NY

        Lecturer, Toronto Art Directors Club, Toronto, Canada

        Visiting artist, Boston University, Boston, MA

 1974:        Panelist, New York University - Symposium on "Residual Rights for the Visual Artist" - with: Nancy Graves,

Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist and George Segal                                                  

1973:         Lecturer, The American Institute of Graphic Arts"The Mental Picture" Seminar, "Aspects of Art" published

“IDEA" Magazine

1972:         Visiting artist, Sarah Lawrence College, New York, NY

1966:         Visiting artist, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI




2000:         “The Line of Least Resistance.” The Education of an Illustrator by Steven Heller and Marshall Arisman

                  “The Drawing on the Wall.” AIGA Journal of Graphic Design, Vol.18 No.1 pg. 30

1998:         "Sight Lines: For Mona Lisa." Leonardo Special Issue: Sixth Annual Digital Salon

1997:         "Line of Least Resistance."

                  "Of Walls and Windows." Leonardo Special Issue: Fifth Annual Digital Salon, Vol. 30, #5

1996:         "Get Lost or Found."  Leonardo Special Issue: Fourth Annual Digital Salon, Vol. 29, #5

1988:         “Inspiration: The Anatomy of an Idea: A Personal View.” National Computer Graphics Association





2017:         Morley, Madeleine. "A New L.A. Show Highlights the Importance of Barbara Nessim's Early

Drawings." AIGI, 28 March 2017.

2015:         Edelson, Zachary. “Barbara Nessim’s Illustrated Life.” Metropolis 7 Jan 2015.

2014:         Weller, Sheila. “Barbara Nessim: Five Feminist Decades of Art.” 31 Dec 2014.

                 Rubin, Edward. “Bard Graduate Gallery of Art Retrospective, ’Barbara Nessim: An Artful Life,’ Pioneering

Artist, Illustrator.” Artes Magazine, 23 Dec 2014.

    Shapiro, Ellen.  “Nessim & Steinem: Writers, Artists, Activists, Role Models.” Print 10 Dec 2014.

                 Kim, Crystal. “Women Artists Rising.” Barron’s Penta Daily 12 Dec 2014.

                 Rubes, Linda. “From SPD archives: Barbara Nessim, Illustrator.” SPD blog 5 Nov 2014.   

      Ellis, Arlene. “Meet Iconic Illustrator Barbara Nessim at the Bard Graduate Center.” Illustration NYC blog 21 Oct 2014.

      Frank, Priscilla. “How To Be a Revolutionary Feminist Artist, While Hardly Noticing.” Huffington Post 21 Oct 2014.

      Dymoke, Ned. “Barbara Nessim interview: ‘Since I love what I’m doing, why should I stop at any age?’“ Time Out 18 Sept 2014.

      Heller, Steven. “50 Years of Reinventing Illustration.” The Atlantic 18 Sept 2014.   

     “Barbara Nessim: First US Retrospective Explores This Pioneering Feminist Artist Illustrator.” ArtLyst 13 Aug 2014.

2013:        Bond, Kate. “An Artful Life.” Muff Issue 1

      Hoby, Hermione. “Illustrator Barbara Nessim: ‘I was just steering my own ship.’”  The Guardian 4 Feb 2013.

    Milliard, Coline. “Legendary New York Illustrator Barbara Nessim at the V&A.” Blouin Art Info 15 Feb 2013.

    Weaver, Melanie. “Exhibition review: Barbara Nessim – An Artful Life at the V&A.” The Upcoming  18 Feb 2013.

     “Gloria Steinem and Zandra Rhodes Pay Tribute to Artist Barbara Nessim.” ArtLyst, 16 Feb 2013.

     “Barbara Nessim: An Artful Life, London Evening Standard 14 Feb 2013.

   “Barbara Nessim’s Provocative Feminist Drawings and Paintings V&A London.” Artlyst 20 Feb 2013.

   “Provocative Digital Pioneer” BBC News.com11 Feb 2013.

    Bowie Portrait for V&A Magazine, David Bowie blog 8 March 2013.

    Kino, Carol. “Illustrating Her Own Narrative.” The New York Times 24 March 2013.

    Scobie, Ilka. “The Feminist Art Explosion: A Global Phenomenon Born in the 1970.” ArtLyst 12 April 2013.

    Roalf, Peggy. “Barbara Nessim at the V&A.” DART: Design Arts Daily 22 April 2013.

    MacAdam, Barbara A. “An Illustrated Life.” ARTnews Summer 2013.

    Cruz, Jose. "Pass and Review! Barbara Nessim: An Artful Life." X-factor e-blog 22 October 2013

    Frank, Priscilla. “One Of The First Prominent Female Illustrators Tells Her Story.”  Huffington Post 26 November 2013

2012:        Telford, Anne. “Barbara Nessim Keeping your work fresh over a long career.” Communication Arts Fall 2012.

2011:        “Campaign Spotlight : Barbara Nessim, Art Public and Private : From sketchbook to the walls of NYC building and hotels.”  Illustration

      VoiceVolume 13 Fall 2011. Siegel, RitaSue. “You Can’t Influence People If You Live in a Vacuum.” Communication Arts

      Typography Annual

2010:         Segura, Brigitte. “The Model Project by Barbara Nessim.” fashiondailymag 10 July 2010.

2009:         Roalf, Peggy. “Barbara Nessim’s Model Project at DFN.” DART: Design Arts Daily  30 Nov

                  Duggal, Baldev. “Vision To Visuals.” Digital PhotoPro: The Guide To Advance Technology And Creativity pg. 32-37

2005:         Telford, Anne. “What’s Inequality.” Step Inside Design Vol. 21 No. 6 pg. 90 Nov/Dec 2005.

2004:         Hively, Charles. "Icon No. 2: Barbara Nessim." 3 x 3: The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, Vol. 1 No. 3 pg. 4–5.

2001:         “Barbara Nessim” Communication Arts Magazine –feature Mar/Apr.

       “Artists Aided by Computers.” New York Times, 13 June

1999:         Faulders, Jane. “Illustrating Graphic Change in Art.” The Japanese Times, 18 July: pg. 13

                  Hayes, Allison. “Barbara Nessim: Artist of The World.” The Artful Mind, May: pg. 36-37

                  “Barbara Nessim at Norman Rockwell Museum”, interview, NBC, Springfield, MA

1998:          Iwayoshi, Takahisa. “Global Digital Art Scene:  Barbara Nessim.” Graphics World Oct

1997:          "Women and the Art of Multi-media."

                  "Global Art Collaboration ‘Renga’", Heartbeat Magazine Japan, Oct

1996:          Kang, Jung-won. Design Monthly Magazine #221 Korea, Nov: pg. 156­–161

                  "Computer Artists Revive Surrealism in a '90's Way." The New Jersey Journal, art section, D1, 27 Sept

                   O’Conner, M. “Random Access Memories.” Digital Creativity March

1995:          Cullen, Sandy. “Artist Draws on Social Issues.” Sunday Patriot Times 5 Nov: pg. E1, E8

                   Bertrand, Nancy. “Computer Art?” The Artscene Vol.15, No.5, 1June –31 August

        Lozano, A.M. “En el Centro Colombo, exposicion de Barbara Nessim.” El Tiempo, Colombia,  2 May, D9

        “Art, Design and Barbie”, CNN

1994:         “Siggraph ‘94” CNN Future Watch segment

1993:         Cheseborough, Steve. “Computer Artists Receive Megabyte of Recognition.” The Phoenix Gazette 22Oct: pg. 6

1991:         Curry, James. "Random Access Memories: A Different Kind Of Exhibit." MacWeek 10 Aug

                  Schlax, J. “What Am I Offered For This Floppy Disk?" Forbes Magazine 24 June, pg.184–188

                  Killheffer, Robert K.J. "Art For A Brave New World." OMNI May, pg. 54–56

       "Nessim's Night." Women's Wear Daily April 15, Vol. 161 #73

                  Ziff, Lloyd. "Interactive Sketchbook." Push! Magazine Feb, pg. 45

                  Bayless, D. Hayne. “It’s a Brave New Art World.” New Haven Register Section D, 11 Aug

                  "Art Breaking:  Random Access Memories" WBAI, Host/Moderator - Charles Finch - April 25

1990:         "Computer Art - Drawing with the Mouse." Forbes Magazine (German edition), Sept, pg. 125

                  Drahiem, Andrew. "Computer Kunst '89." 64'er Magazine Germany, pg. 11

                  Sharpe, Karen. "Barbara Nessim: Technical Sensibility." Computerland Magazine May/Jun, pg. 30–34

                  Van Tuyl, L. "Computer Art Goes From Mechanics to Aesthetics." Christian Science Monitor 26 Feb, pg. 10

1989:         "PC as a Paintbrush." Business Week Sept, pg.129

                  "Computer Art in Context." Boston Globe, 25 Jun

                  Smith, Geoffry. "Computer Art to go On." The Boston Herald 21 May

                  Messler, Norbert. "Heir Werden Kommerz und Kunst mit "C" Buchstabiert." Kultur Welt 3 Mar

                  Scarupa, Henry. "Artist Calls Computer Just Another Tool." Baltimore Sun,  12 Mar

                  Galloway, David. Kunstforum

                  Hoffman, Donald. Kansas City Star Art Journal 16 Jan

                  “Die Gratwanderung der Artware.” Kunst & Electronik Feb pg. 2

1988:         Olsen, Carol. "The Art of Barbara Nessim." P.C. Computing 8 Oct

                  Jacobson, Sebby Wilson. "Baring Beauty." Upfront 15 Sept

                  Roberts, Michael. "Creative Computers."  Newsweek 25 April

                  Idea Mag - Japanese; feature article on Women Designers, Special Issue

       Galloway, David. “Die Muse in der Steckdose.” Kunstforum Vol. 97 Dec, pg. 86-96

1987:         Wise, Kelly. "Upgrading High-tech Art." Boston Globe 14 Dec

                  Business Week - Article on artists using computer

                  Newsweek on Campus - Article/computer art; Mar.

                  Chroma - Japanese feature/interview on computer art; Mar.

1986:         Chastain, Francais. "Artist's Computer Serves as Brush and Palette." The Morning Union 14 Dec

                  Lisella, Julia. "Fast Forward." Village Voice 23 Sept

                  Zoom - French /July, American/ September; pg. 57-63

1985:         Aston-Wash, Barbara. “Barbara Nessim." Knoxville News-Sentinel Living sect 15 Nov    

                  Blum, Walter. San Francisco Sunday Examiner 14 July, pg. 14

       Gardner, Paul. "The Electronic Palette." Artnews Feb, pg. 71

                  "Barbara Nessim.” Communication World cover story, Jan, pg. 27–29

1984:         “Barbara Nessim.” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Magazin cover story German Jun, pg. 18–24

       Sullivan, Vick. "Barbara Nessim: The Artist Discovers A New Medium." Family Computing Feb, pg. 51

                  Austin, Joanne. "Barbara Nessim." Idea - Japanese cover story Jan, pg 41–45

1983:         Austin, Joanne. "Nessim and the IPS2:  A Creative Collaboration." Adweek Feb, pg. 6

1982:         Illustration #17 - Japanese, 10 page color feature; Aug

1981:         Form 4 - Korean, 10 page color feature; Apr

                  Graphis - Swiss, 8 page feature; #210, pg. 15

1980:         Interpressgrafik - Hungarian, 3 page color feature; Apr

                  Billeter, Erika. “Barbara Nessim.” Graphis No. 210 Vol. 36, pg. 324-331

1977:         The Fujin Gahosha - Japanese, 2 page feature; Oct.

1975:         Print feature; Sept/Oct, 4 pgs.

1974:         Rassegna - Italian, cover/feature

1973:         Ameryka - Polish and Russian, cover/feature Published by the United Stated Information Agency; July

                  Cree - French, feature; Jan/Feb, 2 pgs.

1970:         "Between the Lines." New York Magazine 19 Jan

1968:          Print - cover/feature; Nov/Dec, 6 pgs.



National and International Publications in which Work Has Appeared

1960-now: Time, Ms, Arts + Architecture, Town and Country, Esquire, New York Magazine, Section, Newsweek, Print, The Boston Globe, Rolling

      Stone, V&A Magazine and many others too numerous to mention.



Selected Books Which Include Work

2008:         Digitale Bildgestaltung by Christine Birkhofer, Pub. Schroedel Verlag, Germany

2005:         Scott Foresman Art (Grade 6) by Robin Montana Turner Ph.D., pg. 148–149, Pearson Scott Foresman, IL

       Digital Design Basics by Amy E. Arntson, Cengage Learning, Wadsworth Pub. WI

2004:         Art in the Digital Age by Bruce Wands, Thames and Hudson Ltd., UK

2002:         Digital Creativity by Bruce Wands, John Wiley and Sons Pub. NY pgs. 76–79 & color plate 24–25

2001:         The Illustrator in America 1860-2000 by Walt Reed, Madison Square Press, NY

                  Rolling Stone: The Complete Covers by Jann S. Wenner/Fred Woodward, Harry N. Adams Pub., NY pg. 178

1997:         The Golden Age of Magazine Illustration, by Gilles de Burre, pg. 69 & 11, Pub. Editions du Collectionneur, Paris

       Pro-Illustration by Jill Bossert (six vol. series) 16 pg feature, international distribution, Madison Square Press, NY

1989:         The Illustrators Source Book by Nick and Tessa Souter, Pub. Quarto (England)

1987:         Innovators of American Illustration by Steve Heller, Pub. Watson Guptil

1986:         Contemporary Graphic Artists by Maurice Horn, Vol.1, Pub. Gale Research Co. (work in Preface p.7),

                  Overview pg.12, 202-206

2015:         Work featured on the cover of the program of events brochure for The 2015 Joint Meeting of the Business History Conference and

                  the European Business History Association, Miami, FL

2013:         “100 Illustrators”, Pub. Taschen, New York, NY

2008:         Icons & Images: 50 Years of Illustration, Pub. Society of Illustrators, New York, NY

                  Illustration: Style and Substance A Visual History, by Steven Heller and Seymour Chwast, Pub. Harry N. Abrams, NY

2002:         A Survey of Illustration by Andrew Chang and Julie Lieberman, Pub. Design House, Korea

2001:         The Ginza Art Space 1975 to 2000, compiled by Hiroko Tanaka for Shiseido - Kyuryudo Co. Pub. Toyko, Japan

2000:         The Education of an Illustrator, by Steven Heller and Marshall Arisman, Pub. Allworth Press, NY

1999:         State of the Art Program-Portfolios, by Robyn Montana Turner, pgs.80-81 Barrett Kendall Pub., Ltd, TX

1996:         The Fine Artist’s Guide to Marketing and Self-Promotion: Innovative Techniques to Build Your Career as an Artist, by Julius Vitali,

       Pub. Allworth Press, New York, NY

       Art in Elementary School, by Marlene Linderman, AZ

                  Digitalink: Digital Design and Advertising, Dimensional Illustrators, Inc., Hearst Books Int’l, PA

                  The Desktop Designer’s Illustration Handbook by Marcelle Lapow Toor, Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY

1995:         Illustration, A Working Art “Inventive Worlds” by: Eileen Hogan, Pub. Cambridge Press, Eng.

                  The Business of Illustration by Theresa Fernandez & Stephen Heller, Pub. Watson-Guptill, Mar.

1994:         The Art of Barbie Pub. Workman, NY, Dec.; by Craig Yoe

                  Computer Graphics 2, Pub. Pat O’Maley, Editor, Rockport, July

                  American Illustration 13, 13th Annual American Illustration book Pub. Kenneth Fadner, NY

                  Árnyékkötök, electrographic art, FAX Actions/Exhibitions, pub. by Árnyékkötök Alapítvány, Budapest, Hungary

1993:         Great T-Shirt Graphics Pub. Rockport, Oct. Pat O’Maley, Editor

1993:         Recipes for Disaster: Dinner at the Illustration Gallery, by Pam Sommers

1992:         Japan International Contemporary Art Assoc. Annualpub. JICAA

1991:         The American Magazine pub. Harry N., Abrams

1990:         New York Art Review-by Krantz, Les, Pub. American Ref. Inc. Chicago 4th Edition

1989:         Computers! by Trainor, Timothy, Pub. Mitchell.

                  The Creative Artist by Leland, Nita, Pub. North Light.

1988:         Print Casebooks 7 1987/1988: The Best in Covers and Posters by Carol Stevens Kner, Pub. RC Publications, Inc., Bethesda, MD

1987:         Drawing/Space, Form and Expression by Peters, Melody, Pub. Prentice Hall

                  Encyclopedia of Visual Ideas by Heller, Steve, Pub. Van Nostrand Reinhold

                  Digital Visions by Goodman, Cynthia, Pub. Harry Abrams

                  Paysages Virtuels ("Virtual Landscapes") by Kuntzel, Thierry, Pub. Dis Voir (French)

                  American Illustration by Booth-Clibborn, Edward Pub. Harry Abrams.

                  Living With Art by Bendo, Kathy, Pub. Random House

                  J & A Illustration Compilation, Japan Published

                  Varieties of Visual Experience by Feldman; Edmond, Pub. Harry Abrams

                  Directory of Contemporary Art Prints; Printworld, Pub. Printworld Inc.

                  Art Review byLesKrantz, Pub. American Ref. Inc., Chicago

1985:         Imagini con il Computer by Abbado,A, Morda,C, Rocca,G, Publisher; Mondadori, Italy - Plate #44 pg.167

1975:         Graphic Design; Milton Glaser, Pub. Overlook Press, NY Plate No. 222.

1974:         Amazon Odyssey; by Atkinson, Ti-Grace pub. Links Books NY (Close artistic collaboration with author throughout

       creation of the book) "Afterword" PP. ccxxxi - cclvix, analyses cooperative process.

1969:         The Beatles llustratrated Lyrics, edited by Alan Aldridge, Pub. MacDonald, London pg. 171, 191

       Erotic Art II. by Drs. Phyllis and Eberhard Kronhausen

1968:         Erotic Art I. by Drs. Phyllis and Eberhard Kronhausen,

1963:         The Beach Book by Gloria Steinem, Pub. Viking Press, NY



Books Where Bio is Included

2009-now:  Who’s Who in America pub. Marquis

2002-06:     Who’s Who of American Women pub. R.R. Bowker

2002-06:     Who’s Who of American Women pub. R.R. Bowker

1994-2007: Who’s Who in the World pub. Marquis

1994-2007: Who’s Who in American Artpub. R.R. Bowker

1994-2007: Who’s Who in American Artpub. Marquis

1999:          IBC 2000 Outstanding Artist

1993:          Great T-Shirt Graphicspub. Rockport

1991:          Who's Who in America in the Eastpub. Marquis

1990:          Who's Who in the East - 23rd Edition



Board of Directors and Advisory Board Positions

2005-2016:    Foster Pride- advisory board

1999-2004:    NY Foundation of The Arts, Computer Arts Advisor

1999-2005:    Norman Rockwell Museum, Board of Trustees Member

1997-now:     Society of Illustrators Educational Conference for the Education of an Illustrator, Advisory Board Member

1996-99:        Radio Active Chicago Magazine, Advisory Board Member

1991-94:        Aldus Corporation computer software, Advisory Board Member

1987-89:        NCGA/SAS(National Computer Graphics Assoc./Special Arts Section) -Board member and Treasurer

1986-88:        Computer Arts Discipline/Graphic Artists Guild

1984-86:        ACADE (Association for Computer Art and Design Education) Vice President and board member

1982-88:        High School of Art and Design

1979-80:        Foundation for The Community of Artists




2004-06:        Parsons School of Design - professor painting and drawing, concepts

1992-04:        Parsons School of Design - Chairperson of the Illustration Department

1987-92:        The School of Visual Arts- Masters program for Computer Art - Portfolio Class - Instructor

1976-92:        Fashion Institute of Technology - Instructor in drawing and illustration

1967-87:        The School of Visual Arts - Instructor of drawing, painting, graphic design and visual concepts

1976-84:        Pratt Institute- Instructor in visual concepts



Studio Visits

2015:         Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Kathy Battista’s “Work of art from studio to museum” class

2014:         Marywood College, Melanie Hall

2013:         Highpoint University



Faculty Exchange Scholar

1981-84:    Chosen by the State University Faculty Senate Office to be the Faculty Exchange Scholar from the Fashion

       Institute of Technology 3 yr. term and automatic lifetime appointment.



Participation in Art Juries / Special Critiques

2015:         Society of Illustrators, Stevan Dohanos Award, NYC, Jun 10

                  Society of Illustrators, Student Scholarship, NYC, Feb 4

2004:         Juror for $25,000 NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) Prize, NYC May 7

2003:         Panel Review NYFA Computer Arts, selected and supervised jurors NYCFeb. 19–23

2002:         Adobe Educators Seminar” organized seminar with major NY art schools to address digital concerns at Adobe NY Feb. 19

                  Illustrators Selection Committee – selected artists for Illustrators Fair at NY Art Directors Club NYC Jan.11

2001:         “Siggraph 2001 Art Show” Juried the international art show held at the Siggraph 2001 conference, Los Angeles CA 2/15–18

       Panel Review NYFA Computer Arts, selected and supervised jurors NYCMarch 19–23

1999:         "Society of Illustrators International Show", Society of Illustrators , 2/12

1998:         "6th Annual NY Digital Salon", School of Visual Arts, Jury Curator, 5/15–5/16

                  "Society of Publication Designers 33rd Annual Design Competition" Parsons School of Design, 1/31 & 2/1

1997:         “5th Annual NY Digital Salon” School of Visual Arts Jury Curator6/3–6/4

1996:         “4th Annual NY Digital Salon” School of Visual Arts

       “Society of Illustrators”- Annual Show 10/21

       “New York Siggraph” 1996 Art Jury

       Selection Committee for “AD Hall of Fame” recipient

       SVA 1996 Senior thesis critic - MFA Computer Arts, May

       Fourth Annual New York Digital Salon Jury, printed in Leonardo magazine, pg. 469

1995:         Et Nouvelles Technologies - Images de Futur animation festival‘95, Montreal, Canada

       Art Directors Club - on selection committee for “AD Hall of Fame” recipient

1994:         Senior Thesis Critic - School of Visual Arts, MFA; Computer Arts 2/22

1993:         NY Siggraph 1993 Art Jury- "New York Digital Salon"

       The Art Director's Club New York, NY

1985:         ABA Software Inc., Graphic Arts Contest, Jury selected by Dotti D'attoma and Assoc.

       The Society of Illustrators - Annual Student Show

1984:         The New Jersey Art Directors Club - Annual Show

1983:         The American Institute of Graphic Arts, NY

1982:         The New American Illustration - Society of Illustrators, NY

1976:         The Philadelphia Art Directors Club - Annual Show

1975:         The Society Of Illustrators- Annual Show, NY

       The Art Directors Club - Annual Show, NY

1973:         The Mead Library Ideas - Special Show, NY

       The American Institute of Graphic Arts, "The Mental Picture" NY

1971:         Chicago 4 1972

1965:         Society of Illustrators - Annual Show, NY



Curator & Juror

2003-06:    Under Cover: The Art of the Graphic Novel” The Norman Rockwell Museum, advisor and selected curators. Nov. 6

1996-98:    Curator, “Annual NY Digital Salon", School of Visual Arts Museum, New York, NY

1986:         Curator , "Women and Technology" exhibition for the Women's Studio Workshop at the Binnewater Art Center,

     Rosendale, New York

1984-85:    Curator, Valpariso University's 125 years + inaugural

     Computer Science building. Keynote speaker: Robert Hughes

1984:         Curator, First computer art calendar Popular Computing Magazine


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