1983-1985 University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, Art Education Certification K-12
1980-1982 University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, MFA
1976-1980 Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Rome, Italy
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, Summer
1973-1975 Art Student’s League, New York NY
1971-1975 Roslyn School of Painting, Roslyn, NY
Nina Weiss began studying art in New York at a very young age. During her high school years, she studied figure drawing in Manhattan at the Art Students’ League. She began attending the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia at the age of sixteen, having skipped her last year of high school. Weiss studied for a year in Rome, through the Junior Year Abroad program of the Tyler School of Art.
Weiss continued her art education at the University of Madison, Wisconsin, studying for her MFA in painting. She then received a Teaching Certification from the Art Education Department. Upon finishing school in 1984, she established her studio and began exhibiting and selling her drawings.
Weiss’s love of landscape as subject matter developed upon moving from the East Coast to the Midwest in 1980. The vast horizons of the Midwestern cornfields became fascinating to her. She began exploring the countryside by car and bicycle, documenting the landscape with photographs, and completing her large-scale drawings in the studio.
Weiss travels throughout the USA and overseas to gather material for her landscapes. She has recently returned to painting in addition to her pastels, using gouache as her medium. She currently teaches at the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College and the Evanston Art Center. She lectures and gives demonstrations in both pastel and gouache throughout the Midwest. Her work has been reproduced in prints, posters, and greeting cards. She is represented in many corporate and private collections throughout the United States.