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.
B.F.A Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD), Laguna Beach, CA
LCAD Study Abroad Program, Laguna College of Art and Design, Italy
B.F.A Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
Laguna Beach Sister Cities Exchange, St. Ives, Cornwall, England
2018 - Present
Painting Explorations Community Education Instructor, Laguna College of Art + Design, Laguna Beach, CA
Exploration of Watercolor Instructor, Laguna College of Art + Design, CA
Ceramics Studio Assistant, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
2019 (Opening December 5th)
Stunning, Las Lagunas Gallery,
Laguna Beach, CA
2019 (Opening November 1st)
More the Merrier, Art Ark Gallery,
San Jose, CA
SIMILITUDE, Manifest Gallery,
2017 BFA Fine Arts Exhibition, LCAD Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Instalarity, Q Art Salon, Santa Ana, CA
(Solo Exhibition) Back Road Artworks, St. Ives, Cornwall, England
Cast of Crowns Art Collective, Laguna Beach, CA
Southwest Art,“21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2019: Nina Ulett,” Southwest Art Magazine, September 2019
Marlene Steele,“SIMILITUDE: A survey of contemporary portraiture,” AEQAI, March 2019
“Meet Nina Ulett,” San Diego Voyager, October 2018
Andrew Webster, “Academia,” Fine Art Connoisseur, October 2015
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.