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Artists Statement

I am drawn to the relationship between nature and man, the dance that plays out over time as the forces of nature exert themselves, bringing changes to things made by humans and vice versa. This manifests as a series of photographs of machines or structures in environments where the passage and effects of time are evident or implied. Other compositions might be comprised of imagery where juxtapositions of natural and manmade elements provide the desired contrasts I want to express. My drawings are also based on and inspired by my photographs.




1970 -1974 Midland Lutheran College

1974 - 1977 University of Wisconsin

1976 - 1977 New York University



2017 "Industrialism in the 21st Century" 2017, Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston, Texas

         Exhibit catalog 

2016 TVAA National Invitational , Mesquite Arts Center, Dallas, Texas

        Award for Excellence

 2016 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, Treason Gallery, Seattle, Washington

 2016 Appleton Museum of Art 2016 Biennial:  Inspired Lines, Ocala, Florida

 2016 Sanchez Art Center, Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition, Pacifica, California

2016 6th Annual Microsoft Employee Art Exhibit, MS Art Collection

2016 JF Gallery, 5th Annual Juried Competition, West Palm Beach, Florida

 2016 Colored Pencil Society, Explore This! 12, 2016 Invitational,

         Online  exhibition http://www.cpsa.org

 2016 Conroe Art League, Invitational, Conroe, Texas

 2016 Gallery 114 , Winter 2016 National, Portland, Oregon

 2015 New Hampshire Institute of Art, 2015 Biennial, Manchester, New Hampshire

 2015 Post ArtPrize 7 Exhibit, Frames Unlimited, Grand Rapids, Michigan 

 2015 ArtPrize 7, Collins Art Gallery, GRCC, Grand Rapids, Michigan

 2015 Bellingham National Art Exhibition - Salon des Refusés, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington

 2015 irst Annual “At the Walker” - First Place prize - 2D, The Walker Art Gallery, Garnett, Kansas

         (Video of the juror's critical review "At the Walker" exhibition: http://1drv.ms/1KE1MN6)

 2015 Fifth Annual Microsoft Employee Art Exhibit, MS Art Collection 

 2013 Fourth Annual Microsoft Employee Art Exhibit, MS Art Collection 

 2010 First Annual Microsoft Employee Art Exhibit, MS Art Collection 

 2014 Claustrophilia - Group show, Capital Hill Arts Center, Seattle, Washington

1978  Tacoma Community College, Solo Exhibition, Tacoma, Washington

1978 Combined Faculty Art Exhibition  University of Puget Sound Tacoma, Washinton

1977 Mostly Paint Group Show, State Street Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin

1977  M. A. Solo Exhibition, Gallery 7, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

1976 Davidson National Print & Drawing Competition, Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina 

1975  9th Dulin National Print & Drawing Exhibition, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee 

1975 Drawings USA, Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, Minnesota 

1974 13th Midwest Biennial, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska 


Articles, Interviews

      "The Male Muse", Poets & Artists, Issue #82, February, 2017


       "Rust and oil", American Art Collector, February, 2017


      "Artist - Uninterrupted" An Interview with Artist JAn Anders Nelson, Brenda Haroutunian


   "Interview: Jan Anders Nelson", CreativeRoom4Talk Summer 2016 Issue


     "Will We Ever Learn?", Kelly Richmond-Abdou