My five foot tall self hails from the Wild West.  It is hard to find me without a pencil and hat hair.  Living and working in Hollywood, CA.



BFA - School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL - 2013
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD - 2009-2010


Exhibitions / Achievements 

Think Tank Gallery - "Smokin' Drinkin' West Coastin'" Group Show - Los Angeles, CA
Keystone Art Space - "The N.E.Thing Goes Show" Featured Artist - Los Angeles, CA
New Balance x Liverpool FC - "125 Year Anniversary" Featured Artist - Los Angeles, CA
Lightening In A Bottle - "Highlove Vitality" Featured Artist - Bradley, CA
Leanna Linn's Wonderland - "Mary Blair Tribute Show" - Los Angeles, CA
Low Res Agency - Solo Exhibition - Chicago, IL
Night on Broadway - DTLA Proud Featured Artist - Los Angeles, CA

NYFW - "Awakening" Featured Artist - Ace Hotel, NYC
Leanna Linn's Wonderland - "Tiny Wonderland" - Los Angeles, CA
Electric Forest - "The Hangar" Performer - Rothbury, MI
UCLA - "UniTy" Featured Artist - Los Angeles, CA
Keystone Artspace - "Group Show" - Los Angeles, CA
Secret Walls - "Battle Royale"  Featured Artist - Los Angeles, CA
Secret Walls x APA Talent Agency - Featured Artist - Los Angeles, CA
Intelligentsia - "Love and Be Loved" Solo Show - Chicago, IL
Revolution Brewery - "Art Gives Me Hope" - Group Show - Chicago, IL
Adidas - "Ace 16 x Monorex" Featured Artist- Los Angeles, CA
Galerie F - "You Are Beautiful" - Chicago, IL

Virgin Hotels x  Bucketfeet - "Artist in Residence: Nina Palomba" - Solo Show - Chicago, IL
Galerie F - "Galerie F Third Anniversary: YAB DIY" - Chicago, IL
Secret Walls x Bucketfeet - "Art Battle" Featured Artist - Chicago, IL
Electric Forest - "The Hangar" Performative Collaborator - Rothbury, MI
Bucketfeet - "Chicago Flag Series" - Chicago, IL
Fulton Market Kitchen - "5x5 Artist Series" Featured Artist  - Chicago, IL
Coachella - "Corporate Headquarters" Installation Collaborator - Indio, CA
School of the Art Institute of Chicago - "What's My Job?" Featured Speaker - Chicago, IL

Threadless  - "(Art)wareness" - Chicago, IL
Salvage One - "Art Give Me Hope" - Chicago, IL
Center for Book and Paper Gallery, Columbia College  - "Art 2 Make" - Chicago, IL
National Museum of Wildlife Art - "Wonder Cabinet: A Collection of Curiosities" - Jackson, WY

Sullivan Galleries - SAIC - "BFA Undergraduate Exhibition" - Chicago, IL
Echoes of Chicago - "Happy Birthday Chicago" - Chicago, IL
Conaway Center, Columbia College - "Chicago Zine Fest" - Chicago, IL
Museum of Contemporary Art - "0P3NR3P0" - Chicago, IL
The Sullivan Center - SAIC - "Crossing The Palisades" - Chicago, IL
MoMA - "Abstract Currents" - New York, NY
The Peanut Gallery - "Better Left Unsaid" - Solo Exhibition - Chicago, IL
Thee Eye Gallery - "Shove It!" - Des Moines, IA

Residential Gallery Space – “Sweatshop Summer Camp” – Chicago, IL
Jackson Hole Center for the Arts – “Jackson Rising : A selective Index of Local Artists” – Jackson,WY
Elephant Room Gallery - "Sketch Event Fundraiser" -Chicago, IL
National Museum of Wildlife Art - "Silverspot: A Graphic Novel" - Jackson, WY
John M. Flaxman Library - "15th Annual CO-OP Professional Project Show" - Chicago, IL 

The Siragusa Gallery - "The Digital Art Show" – Chicago, IL

Maryland Institute College of Art - “Dinner with Klip” - Baltimore, MD
Profile Massage, "Backstories" - Jackson, WY
Greenbelt City Center “Lost cities: Collaboration” - Baltimore, MD

Maryland Institute College of Art - “Raiz” - Baltimore, MD
Maryland Institute College of Art - “Undergraduate Exhibition” - Baltimore, MD
Maryland Institute College of Art - “Identity” - Baltimore, MD
Maryland Institute College of Art - “V-Day” - Baltimore, MD

Jackson Hole Center for the Arts -"Exquisite Corpse" - Jackson, WY




Interviews / Press

Supahcute Artist Interview Series - Nina Palomba

"Going beyond gender and into an artist’s identity and how that has become a bigger narrative in art making."

Enter the Wonderful Toon World of Nina Palomba - Threadless

“I’m aiming to turn “Love and Be Loved” into a campaign that in hopes will move across the country to be painted in all different types of neighborhoods, with all types of communities to get this simple message out there. That simple phrase has done a lot for me and has triggered a drive to go one step beyond with my art.”

Uncensored Vision: Featured Artist - L.A. Eyeworks

Awakening - Savage Ranch

"I will continue to paint my story. It develops as my life here unfolds. The excitement in a new day is not knowing what turns it will take."

Jon Van Hamersveld Documentary

"Being an artist is a journey... those who are truly creative will never stop"

State Farm Community Stories: Nina

"What keeps me motivated, it being able to paint more."

Virgin Hotels, Bucketfeet, and THE Nina Palomba

"This is only the beginning of her toon town world domination"

Artist in Residence: Virgin Hotels x Bucketfeet 

"Her euphoric happiness is apparent in all of her incredibly hip masterpieces"

Introducing The Whimsical World of Nina Palomba - Threadless

"Through the use of colors, It's easier for me to tell stories. I can express specific energies, brightness and emotion"

The Colorful World of Nina Palomba - The Chicagolite

"In a city filled to the brim with graffiti and murals, Nina's colorful and cheerful works of art can easily be recognized in a lineup."

Fox 32 - Dawn's Dish / 5x5 Artist Series Fulton Market Kitchen

"She's painted her way around the city."

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A Q&A with Artist Nina Palomba - The Student Conservation Association

"Painting a new portrait of Urban Renewal in Chicago"

Little Me: Nina Palomba - The Experience Magazine

"The life of a true artist will only desire to do what she loves to do."