The Work of Nina WeissBeyond the idea of green.

My landscape paintings draw the viewer into a heightened vision of color and gesture, depicting the natural world with colors that are intense, lush, and dramatic; going beyond the traditional ideas of a green landscape.
Teasing out the complex colors in the landscape I create layers of color, line, and form. The works depict powerful moments from my travels through the everyday vistas of our world. –N.W.

Nina Weiss is a nationally recognized artist who has been painting and drawing the landscape for over 25 years. She holds a BFA from the Tyler School of Art and K-12 Art Education Certification from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Further study includes Graduate Study at University of Wisconsin, pre-college study at Rhode Island School of Design, and the Art Students’ League of New York. Her work is held in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.
Artist’s Residencies include the Ragdale Foundation, Artist in Residence at Acadia National Park, and the Vermont Studio Center. Her paintings and drawings can be seen in two Hollywood films: John Hugh’s “Just Visiting” and Harold Ramis’s “Ice Harvest”. Television and radio appearances include WBBM News radio 780 “Made in Chicago”, HGTV’s Artist’s Loft Segment; and “Artist to Artist” with Enid Silverman, cable T.V. show. Nina’s Landscape Drawing video DVD demonstration will be released in tins of Prismacolor Pencils in May of 2011 and can currently be seen on the YouTube website. She exhibits widely in solo and group shows throughout the Midwest. Her drawings are featured in the new Prismacolor Watercolor Pencil Brochure. Nina teaches workshops throughout the Midwest, and travels to Europe every summer to conduct her European Landscape Painting & Drawing Workshops.

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About The Gallery

Mavi Contemporary Art showcases fine art, paintings, sculptures, glass, photography, and original prints from a select group of contemporary artists. With the remodel, the front vault is now available for installation pieces as well. Sculpture now has a stronger focus in the gallery already considered a “must see” in Tacoma. Mavi and Elizabeth plan to support the work of local artists in addition to bring in artists from around the world.