1982 Moufarrege, Nicolas. “Group Show; Nature Morte.” Arts, vol. 57, no. 2, October, p.19.
1985 Indiana, Gary. “Invitational Exhibition.” The Village Voice, June 11, p. 74.
Raynor, Vivien. “Joan Nelson.” (at P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York), The New York Times, February 8, p. C32.
1986 Brenson, Michael. “Joan Nelson (at P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York).” The New York Times, February 28, p. C25.
Goldberg, Shellie R. “Joan Nelson; P.P.O.W.” ARTnews, vol. 85, no. 5, May 1986, pp. 132 ‑ 133.
Indiana, Gary. “The Manor in the Landscape.” The Village Voice, December 16, p. 119.
Larson, Kay. “New Faces of ’86.” New York, vol. 19, no. 12, March 24, 1986, pp. 84 ‑ 85.
Laurence, Michael. “Joan Nelson.” West Hollywood Paper, vol. 1, no. 46, July 3 - 10.
McKenna, Kristine. Review of exhibition at Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles Times, June 13, part 6, p. 17.
Sturtivant, Alfred. “Hearts and Minds.” New York Native, no. 152, March 17.
1987 “Album: Joan Nelson.” Arts, vol. 62, no. 2, October, pp. 106 ‑ 107.
Arts, (illustration used), September, pp. 106-107.
Brenson, Michael. “Are the Whitney’s Satellites Out of Orbit?” The New York Times, August 9, section 2, pp. 31‑ 32.
“Joan Nelson: Fawbush Gallery.” The New York Times, October 2, p. C27.
Cohrs, Timothy. “Joan Nelson; Fawbush Gallery.” Arts, vol. 62, no. 3, November, p. 111.
Curtis, Cathy. “Joan Nelson” (at Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles), Los Angeles Times, December 18, part 6, p.22.
Loughery, John. “The New Romantic Landscape.” Arts, vol. 62, no. 3, November, p. 107.
1988 Boettger, Suzaan. “Joan Nelson at Fawbush.” Arts, vol. 76, no. 2, February, pp. 141 ‑ 142.
Chadwick, Susan. “Artist Paints Revolutionary View of the World.” The Houston Post, Sunday, May 8, p. 4F.
Haus, Mary Ellen. “The Unnatural Landscape.” ARTnews, vol. 87, no. 1, January, pp. 128 ‑ 132.
Johnson, Patricia C. “The Dichotomy of Big, Small.” Houston Chronicle, May 1, p. 16.
Kuspit, Donald. “Joan Nelson; Fawbush Gallery.” Artforum, vol. 26, no. 5, January, pp. 113 ‑ 114.
Loughery, John. “Landscape Painting in the Eighties: April Gornik, Ellen Phelan and Joan Nelson.” Arts, May, p.44 ‑ 48.
Mahoney, Robert. Review of Blum Helman summer show, “Jack Barth, Joan Nelson, Michael Young.” Arts, October, p. 101.
McCombie, Mel. “Nature Confronted With Artifice.” Artweek, May 14, (Houston, TX publication), vol. 19, no. 19, p.7.
1989 Brenson, Michael. “Straightened Landscapes of a Post-Modern Era.” The New York Times, January 13, p. C32.
Degener, Patricia. “Nelson’s Landscapes Hark Back to Old Masters.” St. Louis Post‑Dispatch, Sunday, March 12, p. 4C.
Galligan, Gregory. “Rescripting the Sublime.” Art International, Summer, pp. 56‑59.
Glueck, Grace. “The New Romantics Paint The Past.” The New York Times, (“The New Season” ‑ magazine supplement), September 10, pp. 45, 63 & 64.
Johnson, Ken. “Joan Nelson at Robert Miller.” Art in America, March, p. 144.
Kimmelman, Michael. “So Sad, So Pastoral, So End of the Century.” The New York Times, October 20, p. C27.
The Paris Review, cover illustration, vol. 31, no. 113, Winter II.
Pryor, Kelly. “Back to Nature.” Avenue, February, pp. 128‑137.
Smith, Roberta. “A Shift in Perspective.” Vogue, May, pp. 230, 232, 234.
“Transforming the Landscape.” Bijutso Techo, 1989/12, pp. 26, 27, 29, 72.
Zimmer, William. “Eva Hesse/Joan Nelson.” Artnews, April, pp. 198 & 199.
1990 Boodro, Michael. “Joan Nelson Second Nature.” Artnews, September, vol. 89, no. 7, pp. 142-147 and cover.
Curtis, Cathy. “Old Master Landscapes.” The Los Angeles Times, March 16, section F, p. 22.
Kernan, Michael. “A New Generation of Artists Ponder Nature’s Prospects.” Smithsonian, April, vol. 21, no. 1, pp.104-111.
Kuspit, Donald. “Joan Nelson: A Strategy of Partial Quotation.” (excerpt from catalogue), Art/World, vol. 14, no. 4, 5, 6, February, March, April.
Larson, Kay. “Back to Nature.” New York, April 2, vol. 23, no. 13, p. 63.
Smith, Roberta. “Joan Nelson.” The New York Times, March 30, p. C24.
1991 Braff, Phyllis. “Exhibition Is Window On Society.” The New York Times, July 28, LI section.
Edelman, Robert G. “Paysage recyclé: le paysage dans la peinture américaine contemporaine.” Art press, March, n. 156, pp. 22-29.
Hay, R. Couri. “High Society.” Hamptons, June 21, p. 40.
Honda, Hiromi. “Joan Nelson.” Hangwa Geijutsu, n. 71, pp. 156-158.
“Joan Nelson at Robert Miller Gallery.” Art Now Gallery Guide, December, cover, p. 6NY.
Leimbach, Dulcie. “Currents: Old-World Images via Brooklyn.” The New York Times, October 17, p. C4.
Lipson, Karin. “Modern Romantic Vision.” New York Newsday, June 28, section II.
“Romance and Irony.” Arts Review, June 11-July 8, no page number.
“Romance and Irony in Recent American Art/The Parrish Art Museum.” Journal of the Print World, Summer, p. 47.
Slivka, Rose C.S. “From the Studio.” The East Hampton Star, July 11, p. B11.
Smith, Roberta. “On Long Island, Photos, Portraits, Pollock and Stereotyping.” The New York Times, August 9, p. C22.
1992 “At the Galleries.” The Southampton Press, November 19.
Braff, Phyllis. “Outdoor Views That Prove Unnerving.” The New York Times, December 6, p. 20. (L.I. section).
Burkhart, Dorothy. “Hot Wax.” San Jose Mercury News, March 6.
Chadwick, Susan. “Summer images, abstract pieces shine at galleries.” The Houston Post, August 4, p. E1, E8.
Fitzsimmons, Casey. “Medium Messages.” Art Week, May 7.
Gardner, Paul. “Waking Up and Warming Up.” Artnews, October, p. 115.
Johnson, Patricia C. “A sensual thoughtful ‘Summer’.” Houston Chronicle, July 29, section D, pp. 1, 10.
Landscape of Joan Nelson.” Hi Fashion, March, pp. 134-135. (published by Bunka Shuppan Bureau).
“Magical, Mystical Landscapes.” The Sag Harbor Express, November 19, p. 7.
Rosenblum, Robert. “Art: Contemporary Romantic Landscapes.” Architectural Digest, May, pp. 192-195, 230. [reprinted in June, Italian edition called AD].
Sussman, Diane. “Art by Fire.” Palo Alto Weekly, April 15.
Smith, Roberta. “Group Shows in SoHo for a Weekend of Gallery Hopping.” The New York Times, January 15, p. C30.
Tanaka, Hiroko. “The Wind Blowing Through the Space of 25 centimeters, The
1993 Duffy, Robert W. “Furnished by Artists.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 20, p. 1.
“Goings On About Town: Joan Nelson.” The New Yorker, November 8, p. 32.
“Goings on About Town: Art, Small Worlds.” The New Yorker, March 28, p. 28.
Litt, Steven. “Artists view nature assaulted, battered but hanging tough.” The Plain Dealer, April 3, section D. (Cleveland, OH, reproduction only).
“News of the Print World: People & Places.” The Print Collector’s Newsletter, vol. XXV, no. 2, May-June, p. 58.
Ziolkowski, Thad. “Robert Walser; Joan Nelson Swiss Institute.” Artforum, Summer.
1994 Duffy, Robert W. “Juxtaposition: Modern Art, Two Ways.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 5, p. G4.
Fife Day, Meredith. “Evasive landscapes.” Middlesex News, November 10.Post-Gazette, October 28.
Gottesman, Jan. “Show gives Insight on landscape paintings.” Daily Item. (Clinton, MA), November 3.
Magiera, Frank. “Landscapes as seen by six artists.” Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Massachusetts), November 25.
Nigrosh, Leon. “The New land: revisionists take a second-hand look at nature.” The Worcester Phoenix, November 11-1, p. 14.
Parr, Debra Riley, and Robert W. Duffy. “Testament to Loss: Works are Hallowed.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, October 27, p. G4.
Sherman, Mary. “Two ‘Views’ of landscape show painting’s rebirth.” Boston Herald, November 13.
1995 “A painting made for you, for August, by Joan Nelson.” Interview, August, p. 28.
Hagen, Charles. “‘The Artist’s Camera’, Photographs by Contemporary Artists.” The New York Times, February 10, p. C27.
Haus, Mary. “Studio visit: Joan Nelson.” Mirabella, September, pp. 36-38.
Lister, Priscilla. “Museum offers century of landscapes.” Times Advocate, January 23, p. B3.
“On view.” New York, May 1, p. 111.
Planca, Elisabetta. “Un Paradiso Neoromantico.” Arte. April, pp. 54-63.
Women In the Arts, National Museum for Women In the Arts, Washington, DC, Summer 1995, Volume XIII, No. 3, p.4.
1996 Aguilar, Roberto. “Una versión mística de la ecología.” El Comercio, November 13.
“Artistas de EE.UU. exponen en Cuenca.” El Universo (Guayaquil, Ecuador), November 7.
“Evocación de mundos internos.” El Mercurio, November 10, Supplement no. 87, illus.
“1996 Cuenca Bienal of Painting.” New/Art Examiner, November.
1997 “Abren la exposición ‘Naturaleza esquiva’.” El Universo, April 8.
“Arte gringo en tres expresiones.” Expreso, April 8.
“Exponen pintores de EE. UU.” Hoy, April 8.
“Muestra norteamericana en el Banco Central en Guayaquil.” Meridaiano, April 5.
“Naturaleza esquiva. Arte de EE. UU. En Guayaquil.” El Telégrafo (Guayaquil), April 2.
“Naturaleza esquiva’ en Quito.” Hoy (Ecuador), February 19, p. 5B
Nilsen, Richard. “Biennial Exhibiti Offers a Glimpse of Rising Art Stars.” Arizona Republic, June 20, pp. D1, D13, illus. [Untitled (#429), reproduced, p. D1].
“Robert Miller Gallery.” TimeOut New York, December 18-25, Issue 117.
Smith, Roberta. “Hudson Valley Conversations.” The New York Times, July 18.
Wall, Donna Dorian, “Age-Old Encaustic.” Southern Accents, May-June, pp.138-141, illus. [reproduction of #237, 1989, p. 142.]
1998 Glueck, Grace. “Joan Nelson.” The New York Times, January 16.
Kernan, Nathan. “Joan Nelson: Paintings on Paper.” On Paper, March-April, pp. 50-51, illus. [Untitled, 1997, reproduced, p. 50].
“Joan Nelson.” The New Yorker, Janu 12.
1999 Fox, Catherine. “Visual Arts: The New Landscapes.” The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, February 19, p. Q8.
“Unique Exhibition Explores Ancient Hot Wax Medium.” The Montclair Art Museum Members’ Bulletin, Spring.
2001 Johnson, Ken. “Joan Nelson.” The New York Times, February 2, p E37.
Korotkin, Joyce. “Chelsea.” The New York Art World, February, illus. [Untitled (#453), 2000, reproduced].
McAuliffe, Michael J. “Joan Nelson.” Reviewny.com, January 15.
2009 Chow, Elaine. “Virtually Real.” Visual Arts Journal, vol. 12, no. 1, Spring, pp. 13-15, illus. [Reproduction of Untitled #385, 1993, p. 15.]
2011 Knight, Christopher. “Art Review: Joan Nelson at Michael Kohn Gallery.” Los Angeles Times, August 4, 2011.
BOOKS AND CATALOGUES
1985 Dennison, Lisa. New Horizons in American Art (exhibition catalogue). New York: Exxon National Exhibition, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
1987 Combres, Chantal, and Peter Doroshenko. The New Romantic Landscape (exhibition catalogue). Stamford: Whitney Museum of American Art.
Waldman, Diane. Emerging Artists 1978 ‑ 1986: Selections From The Exxon Series. New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
1988 Beckett, Wendy, Contemporary Women Artists, Oxford: Phaidon.
Ranta, Rachel. “Perspectives: Joan Nelson: Incidental Deceptions.” Joan Nelson Paintings (exhibition brochure). Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum.
1989 Armstrong, Richard, and Richard Marshall. 1989 Biennial Exhibition (exhibition catalogue), New York: Whitney Museum of American Art.
Gratchos, Louis, with John Stringer and Richard Martin. Romance and Irony in Recent American Art (exhibition catalogue), Perth: Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Megerian, Maureen. Joan Nelson/Currents 39 (brochure), St. Louis, MO: The Saint Louis Museum.
Rosenberg, Barry A. Joan Nelson/Gary Stephen Landscapes (exhibition catalogue), Dayton, OH: The University Art Galleries at Wright State University.
1990 Freeman, Phyllis with Mark Greenberg, Eric Himmel, Andras Landshoff, et. al. New Art New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., p. 146-147.
Dokoupil, Jiri Georg. Die zehn Künstler an die ich am 3. Mai 1990 um 19.00 Uhr gedacht habe (exhibition catalogue), Rotterdam: Witte de With.
Harmony & Discord: American Landscape Painting Today, Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Kuspit, Donald. Joan Nelson (exhibition catalogue), New York: Robert Miller Gallery.
Kuspit, Donald, and Paul Groot. Regreso al Futuro III Exposicion Internacional (exhibition catalogue). Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Casa de la Cultura, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Centro de arte La Regenta.
La Motta, Janice. 1991 Invitational (exhibition catalogue), New Britain, CT: New Britain Museum of American Art.
Von der Natur in der Kunst (exhibition catalogue), Vienna, Austria: Wiener Festwochen.
1991 Arthur, John. American Realism & Figurative Art: 1952-1990 (exhibition catalogue). Japan: The Miyagi Museum of Art.
Kuspit, Donald. A Dialogue of Images: Zeitgenössische Amerikanische und Deutsche Malerei (exhibition catalogue). Munich: Galerie Pfefferle.
Price, Marla with Mark Strand. Refiguring Nature (exhibition guide). Fort Worth, TX: Museum of Modern Art.
Schifferman, Janice McGill. Joan Nelson (pamphlet to accompany exhibition). Reading, PA: Freedman Gallery, Albright College.
Walser, Robert. Joan Nelson. (exhibition catalogue). New York: Robert Miller Gallery, New York.
1992 Betti, Claudia and Teel Sale. Drawing: A Contemporary Approach. Texas: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc.
Edwards, Susan H. Contemporary Icons. New York: The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College of The City University of New York.
Gilbert, Rita. Living with Art. Third Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc.
Mayfield, Signe. Contemporary Uses of Wax & Encaustic (exhibition brochure). Palo Alto, CA: Palo Alto Cultural Center.
Merrill, Kathleen. Earth and Sky (exhibition catalogue). Hanover, NH: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College.
Selective Vision (exhibition brochure). Transamerica Pyramid Lobby San Francisco. (organized and curated by Judy Kay & Associates, San Francisco).
1993 Cheim, John, Diego Cortez, Carmen Gimenez, and Klaus Kertess. Drawing the Line Against AIDS. New York: AMFAR International and Rizzoli International.
Dennison, Lisa. Living with Art: The Collection of Ellyn and Saul Dennison. Morristown, NJ: The Morris Museum of Art.
Rubin, David S. About Nature (exhibition brochure). Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art.
1994 Rubinstein, Meyer Raphael. Isn’t It Romantic (exhibition catalogue). New York: On Crosby Street.
Harkavy, Donna. Insights: A Distant View (exhibition brochure). Worcester, MA: Worcester Art Museum.
Robert Walser Festival (exhibition brochure). New York: Swiss Institute.
Shaw, Reesey. Revisiting Landscape. Escondido, CA: California Center for the Arts Museum.
1995 Van Sinderen, Wim. “Interview with Joan Nelson.” Salut au Monde II. Leeuwarden, The Netherlands: The Fries Museum.
1996 Landvermesser, Mannheimer Kunstverein E.V. (exhibition catalogue).
1997 Destiny Manifest: American Landscape Painting in the Nineties (exhibition catalogue). Gainesville: University of Florida.
Rufogg, Ralph, and Susan Stewart. At the Threshold of the Visible: Minuscule and Small-Scale Art, 1964 – 1996.New York: Independent Curators Incorporated.
1998 Bruce, Chris. “Some Thoughts on Landscapes.” Landscapes (exhibition brochure). Seattle: Meyerson & Nowinski,
1999 Edwards, Susan H. WILDflowers (exhibition pamphlet). Katonah, NY: Katonah Museum of Art.
Rosenblum, Robert. On Modern American Art. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., pp. 298, 345. [Untitled (#292), 1991, reproduced, p. 299].
2000 Yapelli, Tina. Transcending Earth and Sky (exhibition pamphlet). San Diego: San Diego State University, illus. [Untitled (#397), reproduced, unpaginated].
2002 Hults, Linda C. “Reconnect: Observations on Contemporary Landscape Painting.” The Contemporary Landscape (exhibition catalogue). Wooster, OH: The College of Wooster Art Museum, illus. [Reproductions of Untitled (386), 1993, fig. 11, p. 35; Untitled (#457), (Influenced by a Distant View of Niagara, 1804, J. Merigot), 2000, fig. 12, p. 36.]
Art Today. Donald Kuspit commentary on Joan Nelson/Ed Ruscha exhibition at the Robert Miller Gallery, March 1990, vol. II, no. 3, a publication of the Arts Video News Service, Inc., ph: 212-593-9044.
Conversations with Contemporary Artists. Joan Nelson (sound recording) Edward John Noble Education Center, MoMA. October 21, 1994.