Nanette Yannuzzi

  • Professor of Studio Art, Installation, Sculpture, Book Arts

Areas of Study


  • Master of Fine Arts, Univiversity of California, San Diego, 1991
  • Fellow, Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Program, 1989
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cooper Union, 1984


Nanette Yannuzzi was born in El Paso, Texas. She is a visual artist and writer whose creative work draws its inspiration from the social, personal, and political machinations of the everyday. Yannuzzi has collaborated with many artists and writers who share similar concerns and interests in art, the environment, writing, and performance. Her creative work is inspired and challenged by the way these identities are constructed, reconciled, misinterpreted, and reinvented within various sociocultural expressions in the United States and abroad.

Yannuzzi received an MFA from the University of California, San Diego, during which time she was also a fellow at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. She received a BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art. She has exhibited nationally and internationally.

Yannnuzzi was one of three faculty members to receive the college’s prestigious Excellence in Teaching Award for 2006.

Spring 2023

Intro: Reimagining the Book — ARST 170
Intermediate: Artists' Books — ARST 270


Exhibition with Works by Nanette Yannuzzi Reviewed

March 9, 2016

The Let Down Reflex, an EFA Project Space exhibition that includes works by Professor of Studio Art Nanette Yannuzzi, has been reviewed by Gregory Sholette for the publication Hyperallergic. See the review on this webpage.

Nanette Yannuzzi Contributes to Exhibition

February 3, 2016

Professor of Studio Art Nanette Yannuzzi contributed to the exhibition The Let Down Reflex, which opened at EFA Project Space in New York January 30. The exhibition attempts to recognize the complexities of parenting in the art world and asks if a better alternative for families can exist. The exhibition runs through March 12.

Nanette Yannuzzi Exhibits Ongoing Collaboration

June 8, 2015

Home Affairs, a collaborative exhibition between Associate Professor of Studio Art Nanette Yannuzzi and Turkish-born artist Arzu Ozkal, was on display May 10-June 7 at the Art Produce Gallery in San Diego, California. The ongoing collaboration intends to challenge mainstream representations of motherhood though a photo-based, screen printing project.


This Week in Photos: Hello Spring!

May 25, 2022

It’s a warm day in Wilder Bowl and the Oberlin community is making the most of it. Some have chosen to spend the day with friends, study, or just have fun like these two handstanding students who also serve as inspiration for this week’s photo series

Community Mural Project Highlights Aspects of Oberlin

September 14, 2021

More than 100 town and college members picked up artists' brushes and applied their painting skills to a 32-foot mural in Carpenter Court late last month during Community Paint Day. The result is an expressive collage that the organizer of the project hopes will fill passersby with Oberlin pride.