Nina Weiss

Nina is a professional artist and educator with over 35 years of experience who has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago. She also has three instructional drawing & painting videos, and her art can be seen in films & television.


  • University of Wisconsin, Madison ÔÇô graduate work, teaching certification
  • Tyler School of Art ÔÇô B.F.A.
  • Rhode Island School of Design ÔÇô pre-college


Oil and acrylic, colored pencil and ink on paper

Areas of focus:

Landscape painting and drawing


Exhibition highlights:

  • ÔÇ£Annual Living Mark Exhibition,ÔÇØ Verum Ultimum Gallery. Portland, OR ÔÇô 2017
  • ÔÇ£Landscape/Vision/Interpretation,ÔÇØ State Street Gallery, Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL ÔÇô 2016
  • ÔÇ£Nina Weiss: Prairies Views,ÔÇØ Union League Club, Chicago, IL ÔÇô 2015
  • ÔÇ£Nuances of Landscape,ÔÇØ Koehnline Art Museum, Oakton College, Des Plaines, IL ÔÇô 2013
  • ÔÇ£Emotions of Color,ÔÇØ Nina Weiss & Elisa Boughner, The Art Center, Highland Park, IL ÔÇô 2013

Other interests and inspirations:

She enjoys bicycling and traveling to Europe every summer to teach in Italy, France, and Ireland.

Publication highlights:

  • Rooney, Ashley, Artists Homes & Studios, Schiffer Publishing ÔÇô 2015
  • Rooney, Ashley, 100 Artists of the Midwest, Schiffer Publishing
  • Lauerman, Connie, ÔÇ£ArtistÔÇÖs Work Gets Role of a Lifetime,ÔÇØ Chicago Tribune, Womannews

NinaÔÇÖs teaching style:

She works with students individually to guide them towards self-expression based on the formal aspects of painting, with emphasis on complex color, gesture, and form. She enjoys helping students learn solid foundations upon which to grow their creativity.

Nina loves EAC because . . .

She has been teaching there for over 20 years and has always been thrilled to share the studentsÔÇÖ passion and desire to create and learn.

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