Nicole Eisenman


Nicole Eisenman (born 1965) is a French-born American artist known for her oil paintings and sculptures. She has been awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship (1996), the Carnegie Prize (2013), and has thrice been included in the Whitney Biennial (1995, 2012, 2019). On September 29, 2015, she won a MacArthur Fellowship award for "restoring the representation of the human form a cultural significance that had waned during the ascendancy of abstraction in the 20th century."

Eisenman lives in Brooklyn.

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American painter whose gouache and ink-on-paper works have incorporated art-historical and pop-culture references including cartoon characters in sexually explicit situations. Awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, 2015.

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Artist, installation artist, lithographer, painter, photographer

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Nicole Eisenman

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