Nina Battaglia is a multimedia artist from Youngstown, Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in print media with a minor in ceramics from Kent State University in 2020. She is an instructor at the Medici Museum of Art and the JCC of Youngstown’s School of Visual Arts where she teaches various classes of all ages.
The portrayal of a biological narrative that stems from my ancestors to myself is what drives my artistic practice. I spent my formative years in an environment centered around a respect for the gifts of nature which has significantly influenced much of my work. Deep rooted family traditions, childhood memories, and environmental themes are represented through both realistic and abstract elements, much like memories themselves.
My collaged and multi-layered prints are a reflection of my own life experiences and relationship with nature. With these ideas in mind, I use my art as a way to tell stories and celebrate cultural ideals that emerge through layers of printmaking, drawing, and photography.