Sabrina Nelson was born on the heels of the ‘67 Detroit Rebellion. She has been creating art professionally for over 36 years, exhibiting in the Midwest, South Florida, San Francisco, New Orleans, New York, and Paris. Nelson has worked in arts administration at the College for Creative Studies and at the Detroit Institute of Arts for over 25 years. She sees herself as a visual witness to the tumultuous times she lives in and, as a self-identified Artivist, reflects this in her work. She is also committed to mentoring young artists and designers in the business of making it as an artist.
Nelson served as a 2017 Kresge Artist Fellowship panelist in Visual Arts.