Sabrina Nelson

Visual Artist

Sabrina Nelson has been a professional artist for over 35 years. With a degree from Detroit’s College for Creative Studies and influenced by Yoruba Religion, as well as Eastern and African philosophies, Nelson’s incredible works of paint, sculpture, objects, performance and installation is a combination of spirit, motion, and intimacy. 

Her work has been exhibited nationally, including at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and the African American Art in Culture complex in San Francisco. She has also shown work at Jakmel Gallery as part of Art Basel Miami, as well as at the American University in Paris.

A passionate educator as well, Nelson lectures and performs artist demonstrations as a studio art teacher at the Detroit Institute of Arts. She is also on staff at the College for Creative Studies, where she works hard at motivating and preparing students to pursue art degrees in Detroit.

Nelson is also a guest curator at both The Carr Center and the Music Hall Performing Arts Center, adding to her over 30 year-long resume of judging art competitions, curating numerous art talks and exhibits, and conducting interviews of guest artists for the City of Detroit’s Culture video channel MyDetroitCable.

Visual Artist in Residence
Sponsored by the Edw. C. Levy Co.