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BIOGRAPHY

Nina Ulett grew up in Santa Clara, CA. In 2012, she relocated to Southern California to pursue a career in the arts. In 2017, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Laguna College of Art + Design with a BFA in Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing. She now works at LCAD teaching their Community Education introductory oil painting course. Her work is often characterized by the placement of figures in vibrant dream-like spaces. She attributes fantasy stories, natural imagery, and a deep love for color theory and design to be among the primary influences on her work. Each portrait is a private look into the subject’s sense of self, with color and pattern being used to visually construct the emotional atmosphere of the piece. Ulett feels that her utility as an artist is to render each subject with the same amount of dignity.

 

Education
2014-2017
B.F.A Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD), Laguna Beach, CA
2015
LCAD Study Abroad Program, Laguna College of Art and Design, Italy
2012-2014
B.F.A Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

 

Residencies
 
2016
Laguna Beach Sister Cities Exchange, St. Ives, Cornwall, England
Work Experience
 
2018 - Present
Painting Explorations Community Education Instructor, Laguna College of Art + Design, Laguna Beach, CA
2018
Exploration of Watercolor Instructor, Laguna College of Art + Design, CA
 
2012-2014
Ceramics Studio Assistant, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
Exhibitions

2019 (Opening December 5th)

Stunning, Las Lagunas Gallery,

Laguna Beach, CA

2019 (Opening November 1st)

More the Merrier, Art Ark Gallery,

San Jose, CA

2019

SIMILITUDE, Manifest Gallery,

Cincinnati, OH

2017

2017 BFA Fine Arts Exhibition, LCAD Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2016

Instalarity, Q Art Salon, Santa Ana, CA

2016

(Solo Exhibition) Back Road Artworks, St. Ives, Cornwall, England

2016

Cast of Crowns Art Collective, Laguna Beach, CA

Online Periodicals
 
2019
Southwest Art,21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2019: Nina Ulett,” Southwest Art Magazine, September 2019
2019
Marlene Steele,“SIMILITUDE: A survey of contemporary portraiture,” AEQAI, March 2019
2018
Meet Nina Ulett,” San Diego Voyager, October 2018
 
2015
Andrew Webster, “Academia,” Fine Art Connoisseur, October 2015
Collections

 

Private Collection, Newport Beach, CA

 

Mayor Linda Taylor, St. Ives, Cornwall, England

 

Private Collection, Anaheim, CA

Richard Morris, San Diego, CA. 

Robert Sepulveda, Chandler, AZ.

Julie K. Rose, San Jose, CA.