Nina Buxenbaum was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA degree in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in drawing and printmaking. Buxenbaum has participated in residencies at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France, the Skowhegan School of Painting, and at The Artists Alliance in New York. Her work has been included in several exhibitions including the Studio Museum of Harlem (NYC, NY), Samson Projects (Boston, MA), the Kentler International Drawing Space (Brooklyn, NY), the Ingalls Gallery (Miami, FL), and Rush Arts (NYC, NY). Her work is represented by the Stella Jones Gallery in New Orleans, LA. She is currently an Associate Professor of painting at York College in Jamaica, NY, and the Coordinator of Fine Arts Discipline in the Department of Performing and Fine Arts.