Nina Moyer
Visual Artist / Writer

Artist's Statement

I am interested in exploring the restructuring of time and place that reconfirms an object in the moment. I want to share my view of a world that can be continually defined and redefined. Themes include the value of integrity, of being whole and sufficient, and values in general; what we hold precious, and how these things define us.

I build on the primacy of organic, grounding structures. The foundation of current work is bison skulls. I began with the idea to honor the buffalo as an act of contrition. This was not so much a choice, but a requirement for peace of mind. My intention, my penance, is to complete one hundred buffalo skulls.

Artist Bio

Nina Moyer was born in Wyandotte County, Kansas. She moved to Los Angeles in 1990 to pursue work in the arts.

In 1993 she relocated to Chicago and began to show her work.

Together with her husband, Nina created a nature sanctuary in the Driftless Region of Wisconsin. She maintains a studio in Chicago.


  • 2014, Public Art, (Asst.) Lincoln School Mural Evanston, IL
  • 2007, Juried Show Northbrook; Public Library
  • 2006, Gallery Mornea Evanston IL; Fiber wearable art, “Rock Paper Scissors”
  • 2006, Juried Show Chicago; Fine Arts Galley


  • The Writers Place, Poetry Reading 2018
  • Kripalu, Poetry Reading 2016
  • This Much is True, Storytelling Evanston IL 2016
  • This Much is True,, Storytelling Chicago IL 2015
  • Kansas City Art Institute; Poetry Reading 1990


  • Published work The Midwest Review 2019
  • Published work The Midwest Review 2018
  • Shortlisted for Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize 2018
  • First Place, Poetry, The Writers Symposium Madison WI 2018
  • First Place, Poetry, The Writers Symposium Madison WI 2017
  • Second Place, Fiction, The Writers Symposium 2017
  • The Story of Us, Chapbook collaboration with Corrine Mucha, 2010
  • The Kansas City Pitch Magazine, Cover feature 1990
  • Midwest Poetry Journal 1990


  • Applied Science degree, Rockhurst College KCMO
  • Graduate Science degree Chicago IL
  • 2007 Alain Gavin (mixed media/painting)
  • 2006 Evanston Art Center, Infrared Photography Workshop
  • 1998 Chicago Art Institute, Drawing/Sketch
  • 1990 Los Angeles Paul Gilette Writer’s Group