An art lifer of photographer parents, oils claimed me for their own at age eleven. In a twist of fate I was smooshed by a taxi and lost the use of my painting hand during my senior year at SVA. I muddled through to finish my BA in 2000, resigning hope of making a proper "go" at the art-world. But a leopard cannot change her spots and I took a studio credit while finishing my MA thesis at Columbia. A decade using my left hand had won me control and, for better or worse, I was painting again. 

Solo and Feature Shows

2016 | Prepositional Painting, solo, Chashama 300, NYC – Awarded NEA Grant
2014 | Venn, solo, Tompkins Square, NYPL, NYC – Artcritical Pick
2013 | Source, Bernard Klevickas & CJ Nye, The Second Avenue Firehouse Gallery and Performance Space, Bay Shore, NY
2011 | Eponymous solo, The George Bruce, NYPL, NYC
2010 | Shave & a Diptych - Two Bits, solo, Barber Bart, NYC
2001 | Eponymous solo, Earth 2 Mars, NYC

Select Group Shows

2017 | In*Formation : Women in Reflection, c: Ann Smith, Hatch Gallery, Hamtramck, MI
2016 | Sideshow Nation: Thru the Looking Glass, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2015 | A Weekend at the Old Gem, presented by Arts@Renaissance with support from the NYC DCA, Brooklyn, NY
2014 | Cavellini Festival, c: Mark Bloch, White Box, NYC
2014 | Content in Absence, Montclair Art Museum's Young Curators Program, Pierro Art Gallery, South Orange, NJ
2014 | Those Little Things, Montclair Art Museum's Young Curators Program, Pierro Art Gallery, South Orange, NJ
2012 | It’s a Small, Small, World, c: Jayson Musson, Family Business, NYC
2010 | B.Y.O.A., X Initiative, NYC
2000 | Plural Dimensions, c: Jack Whitten, SVA Gallery Soho, NYC

Select Plates, Reviews, and Interviews

2015 | The Perch, Yale University, Volume 3, p. 85
2014 | Owen Wister Review, pp. 146 & 198
2013 | Calyx, Volume 27, No. 3, pp. 38-40, 124 & 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 and Events

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
2014 | Bob and Roberta Smith Art Amnesty, MoMA PS1, Queens, NY
2013 | Selected for Curate NYC online exhibition by guest curator Debra Simon
2013 | Selected for Curate NYC online exhibition by guest curator Amanda Hunt
2011 | Artists and the Economy, Postcard Protest to the White House (initiated), President Obama responded 

Education

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