Nina Schwanse

Nina Schwanse received her BFA at Cooper Union and will receive her MFA from the University of New Orleans later this year.

Nina had already established herself in New York as a promising young video/ performance artist before moving to New Orleans in 2009. Her videos have been widely exhibited from New York to Quebec to Chicago to the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans.

Nina is a featured artist in next month’s I have a secret wish… exhibition at the UAB Visual Arts Gallery. While Nina’s work often confronts female objectification and stereotypes, her video Civil Realness proposes a hilarious recreation of the historic rivalry between Ulysses S Grant and Robert E Lee.







Here is a 1-minute excerpt from Civil Realness, which will be on display for the duration of I have a secret wish…

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