Aliza Nisenbaum (b. 1977) is a New York-based artist who was born in Mexico City, Mexico. Her work in portraiture and still-life uses the focused attention of observational painting to mark those who are socially unmarked in society, along with the apparently anonymous goods that constitute a transnational trade in quotidian objects such as flowers, garments, and handcrafts.

Her exhibitions include Naps, Daydreams, Houseplants, Weavings, Mary Mary, Glasgow, Scotland (2015); Aliza Nisenbaum, White Columns, New York, NY (2014); Portraits, Letters, Books and Flowers, Lulu, Mexico City, Mexico (2014); Aliza Nisenbaum and Tadhg McSweeney, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (2013); and Aliza Nisenbaum, Immigrant Movement International, Queens, NY (2013). Her residencies and awards include the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program, Brooklyn, NY (2015-2016), Immigrant Women Leaders Fellowship, NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA), New York, NY (2015), Artist in Residence, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (2014), and the Rema Hort Mann award NYC Visual Arts grantee (2013). She also presented the seminar The Form of an Archive at Jumex Collection, Mexico City, Mexico (2011). Nisenbaum received a B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2000) and an M.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2005).

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