Born in Brooklyn, NY

Live and work in Brooklyn, NY

Contemporary Artist




M.F.A. International Center for Photography-Bard College New York, NY 2013

B.F.A. School of Visual Arts New York, NY



Half The Picture: A Feminist Look At The Collection, Brooklyn Museum, NY 2018 Group Exhibition

Historos afro-Atlanticas, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2018 Group Exhibition

Please Touch: Body Borders, Mana Contemporary, Jersey, NJ 2018 Group Exhibition

"Is Love Made Public", Galeria Arroyo De La Plata, Zatecas, Mexico 2018 Group Exhibition

"Refraction", Steven Kasher Gallery, NYC, NYC 2018 Group Exhibition

"Citizen An American Lyric", St. John University Gallery, Queens, NY 2018 Group Exhibition

"Hold These Truths", No Longer Empty, Nathan Cummings Foundation, NYC, NY 2017 Group Exhibition

"Mitochondria", Cooley Gallery, Reed College, Portland Oregon 2017 Group Exhibition

"Let Me Be An Object That Screams" 400 Gallery, Lesly University, Chicago IL 2017 Group Exhbition

"Discursive Selves", Westbeth Gallery. NYC, NYC 2017 Group Exhibition

"Regarding The Figure", Studio Museum of Harlem, NYC, NYC, 2017 Group Exhibition

"The Female Gaze", Museum of Sex, NYC, NYC 2017 Group Exhibition

"Power", SPRÜTH MAGERS Gallery, Los Angelos, CA 2017 Group Exhibition

"ShiftIng African American Women Artists And The Power Of Their Gaze", University of Maryland, MD 2017, Group Exhibition

"Occupancies", Boston University, Boston, MA 2017 Group exhibition

"Your Body Is A Battle Ground" VOLTA, NY, NY 2017 Curated group show

"The Body As A Battle Ground", William Paterson University, NJ 2017 Two person exhibit

"My Country",  Baxter St. Camera Club NY, NY, 2016-17 Solo exhibition

"Mitochondria", Institute of Fine Art,  NY, NY 2016 Solo exhibition

"I Found God In Myself":The 40th Anniversary of Ntozake Shange "For Colored Girls... African American Museum of Philadelphia 2016 Group Exhibition

"The Christa Project: Manifesting Divine Bodies", Saint John's Cathederal NY, NY 2016 Group Exhibition

"MAMI", Knockdown Center, Maspeth, NY 2016 Group Exhibition

"Race & Revolution", Governors Island, NY 2016 Group Exhibition

"I can't breathe", Art Gallery at the College of Staten Island, NY 2016 Group Exhibition

"Herstory"  The Center For Arts & Culture At Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn, NY 2016 Group Exhibition

"White Shoes", Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY 2016 Solo Exhibition

"3 Graces", Space 776 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2016 Group Exhibition

"Constellation", Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY 2015-2016 Group Exhibition

"Women As Witness", TI Art Studios, Brooklyn, NY 2015 Group Exhibition

"The Future Is Forever", International Center of Photography, Mana Contemporary Art Center Jersey City, NJ 2015 Group Exhibition

"Feminism (n.) Plural": Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL 2015 Group Exhibition

Epic Epoch, Con Artist Gallery, New York, NY 2015 Group Exhibition

"Respond", Smack Mellon Brooklyn, NY 2015 Group Exhibition

"Take 10", International Center of Photography, New York, NY 2014-15 Group Exhibition

"Sixteen Sweet", Ivy Brown Gallery, New York, NY 2014 Group Exhibition

"I Found God In Myself"...The 40th Anniversary of Ntozake Shange "For Colored Girls..., The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, (New York, NY) 2014 Group Exhibition La Maison d'Art New York, NY) 2014

"Identity", Loft594 Brooklyn, NY 2014 Group Exhibition

"The Photographic Self", Woman Made Gallery Chicago, IL 2013 Group Exhibition

"Reconstructions", MFA Solo Exhibition, International Center of Photography-Bard, Long Island City, NY 2013

"Enter From Above", MFA Group Exhibition, International Center for Photography, New York, NY 2013

Presenter, Memories Can't Wait, Symposium International Center of Photography, New York, NY 2012

Presenter, "Symposium/Unconference", International Center of Photography, New York, NY 2011


PUBLICATIONS (Self Published)

The Princess and The Queen Blurb book 2012


"MFON Women Photographers Of The African Diaspora"

Three Generations of Black Women in Family Photos", New York Times

'Power: Work by African American Women' delivers the voices of 37 artists in one fierce exhibition" LA Times

"Two New Shows That Celebrate Black Women Artists" NY Times


Nona Faustine, My Country @Baxter St/CCNY, Collector Daily
NONA FAUSTINE INTERVIEW with Curator, Lisa A. Banner, Prime Magazine

Ghostly Photos Explore What — And Who — American History Forgets", Huffington Post

The Black Female Self In The Landscape, Baxter St.

When You Want to Be Part of the Nation, but It Won’t Let You In, Hyperallergic

"Nona Faustine on Why We Should Look at National Monuments Differently",

"New York Artist Nona Faustine Exposes the City’s Slaveholding Past", Artsy

How This Photographer Confronts The Freedoms Denied To Black Americans, The Fader 

The Complicated Legacies of America’s Monuments, The Creator Project 

Photographer Nona Faustine puts the black body into focus Dazed 

"After The Fact", International Center of Photography 2016

Aperture Magazine "Vision & Justice" issue #223 2016

Calyx A Journal Of Art and Literature By Women Fall Winter 2015

Nona Faustine "White Shoes" Theo Westenberger Estate 2015

White Shoes, Rhinopress 2015

Nona Faustine's Nude Self Portraits Expose New York's History of Slavery, Broadly 2015

Why This Artist Let Her Nude Body Tell The Story of Slave Trading in New York, 2015

This Artist Took Photos of Herself Naked To Commemorate New York's Former Slave Auction, 2015

Essay: Cultural Extermination and the Erasure of Blackness, NBC News 2015

This Brooklyn Artist Took Nude Self-Portraits At new York's Slave Trade Landmarks, Village Voice 2015

Artist Poses Nude At Former NY Slavery Sites, Artnet News 2015

Artist's Nude Self-Portraits Explore Former Sites Of Slavery Throughout New York, Huffington Post 2015

An Artist Poses Nude At Former Slave Sites, Hyperallergic 2015

The Scars of America: Why A Nude Artist is Taking A Stand At Slavery Sites, The Guardian 2015

Nona Faustine, Woman Made Gallery 2015

After A Call For Change Artists Respond, Hyperallergic 2015

Women's Stories and Women Photographers The Focus Of New ICP Show 2015

Take Ten: International Center Of Photography Alumnae Exhibition 2015

On The Wall, 'Take 10' Explores A Women's Perspective 2015

"10 Photographs Capture The Critical Issue Women Face Around The World" 2015

Greybook Magazine Issue 02, 2014

Dodge & Burn Diversity In Photography History Interview with Nona Faustine 2014

No Country Country. A Conversation on Race and Art with Davis Thompson Moss 2014

History Is Not The Past, Camera Club of New York  2013

Eye to Eye, Interview with Nona Faustine 2013



Smack Mellon Residency, Brooklyn 2016

Baxter St. Camera Club, Residency NYC 2016

"Honorable Mention", by Curator Charlotte Cotton for CCNY juried competition 2014.

 Director’s Fellowship, International Center for Photography, 2011-2013


Bennington College, VT 2017

Parsons, Aperture, NY 2017

CUNY, NY 2017

Rhode Island School of Design, RI 2017

William Paterson University, NJ 2017

Nona Faustine, Bucknell University, 2017

Artist's Eye: Nona Faustine on Beverly Buchanan, Brooklyn Museum 2017

Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn 2016

Schomburg Center for Research In Black Culture Harlem, 2016

Columbus Cultural Arts Center, OH 2016, 

Ohio State University Barnett Center 2016

Staten Island University, NY 2016

Missouri State University, MI 2016

Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY 2016

Columbia University, NY, NY 2016

Albany State University, NY, NY 2016

International Center of Photography, NYC 2015, 2016

Amistad Museum at the Wadsworth, CT 2015, 2016


Visiting Artist, College of Staten Island, NY, 2016

 Studio Assistant, Felandus Thames Studio, New York, NY 2012-2013

Digital Archivist, ICP Library, New York, NY 2012

Photographer, Kings Against Violence Initative, Brooklyn, NY 2012

Teaching Assistant, Teen Photo Program, ICP New York, NY 2012

Manager, Education Coodinator, Studio in a School, New York, NY 2006-2009

Executive Assistant, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY 2001-2006