Legacy, the Earlville Opera House, Earlville, NY, 2025 exhibition cycle
New York-based artist CJ Nye grew up surrounded by photography and traditional arts of the world brought home by her British mother, Susan McCartney, who, having studied under Richard Avedon, Walter Rosenblum, and Alexey Brodovitch, traveled widely for such clients as British Airways, Time, Glamour, The Economist, Caravan, and Travel and Leisure. Equally influential, Caroline’s father, Albert Nye, born in Cortland, NY, and former assistant to William Helburn, was a superb amateur photographer and master of the black and white print. 
The exhibition will feature the work of all three and shows the universally relevant family relationship and the sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious, generational influence, as well as the more abstract ideas of artistic lineage. In a broader context, the work of each artist, informed by their own purposes and interests in subject and technique offer views into internal worlds, family life, larger social concerns, and the overlap between them.
Solo Exhibitions

2016 | Prepositional Painting, Chashama, NY – Awarded NEA Grant
2014 | Venn, Tompkins Square NYPL, NY – Artcritical Pick
2011 | Eponymous, The George Bruce NYPL, NY
2001 | Eponymous, Earth 2 Mars, NY

Select Group Shows

2023 | Women Take the Walls, the Garrett Museum of Art, IN
2022 | The Patriot, O'Flagherty's, NY
2017 | In*Formation : Women in Reflection, curator Ann Smith, Hatch Gallery, MI
2016 | Sideshow Nation: Thru the Looking Glass, Sideshow Gallery, NY
2015 | A Weekend at the Old Gem, presented by Arts@Renaissance
2014 | Cavellini Festival, curator Mark Bloch, White Box, NY
2014 | Bob and Roberta Smith Art Amnesty, MoMA PS1, NY
2014 | Those Little Things, Montclair Art Museum's Young Curators Program, NJ
2013 | Source, Bernard Klevickas and CJ Nye, The Second Avenue Firehouse Gallery and Performance Space, NY
2013 | Curate NYC online exhibition, curator Amanda Hunt
2013 | The Art of Japanese Fashion, Community Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art, OH 
2013 | The Hullaballoo Collective at Fountain Art Fair, NYC
2012 | It’s a Small, Small, World, curator Jayson Musson, Family Business, NY
2012 | Joie de Vivre, the Hullaballoo Collective at PS Project Space, NYC
2011 | Occupy the Walls: A Poster Show, AC Institute, NYC
2011 | The Salon at 904, Brooklyn, NY
2010 | Power to the People, Feature Inc., NYC
2010 | B.Y.O.A., director Cecilia Alemani, X Initiative at Dia Chelsea, NY
2000 | Plural Dimensions, curator Jack Whitten, SVA Gallery Soho, NY


2023 | Pen + Brush, NY
Select Bibliography

2021 | Storm Cellar, No. 10.1
2015 | The Perch, Yale University, Volume 3
2014 | Owen Wister Review
2013 | Calyx, Volume 27, No. 3 – Cover
2013 | The Thing About Drawing, Praeterita, Philip A Hartigan
2013 | CJ Nye, Independent Artist, Artist Chat, ArtBookGuy 
2012 | Art Word: CJ Nye, Cincinnati Art Snob

Select Projects

2016 | THoF IV image onboard OSIRIR-REx, 2021-2023 unmanned mission to Bennu asteroid, NASA
2015 | Moon Drawing #04802, The Moon Drawings project, Carnegie Mellon University
2011 | Artists and the Economy, Postcard Protest to the White House


2007 | Columbia University, MA Arts Administration
2000 | School of Visual Arts, BA Fine Art