Nellie Gehrig creates pieces that reflect the natural world and its interconnectedness.

Through the act of hand stitching,  the repetitive and meditative process as well as the final product of piecing together, symbolizes a coming together.  Her hope is to make aware the common thread that runs through every living and past living thing. Her collections of fossils and botanicals that are in process of being turned back into earth are a reminder to enjoy the act of looking at what is often overlooked or discarded and to refocus beauty, shaping the way one perceives it. As well, through shaping painting into forms, or vessels, expresses a new way of viewing and brings to light that the universe is multidimensional. There is more than one way of seeing.


53212 Group Exhibition: Riverwest Artist Association, Milwaukee, WI                                                                July 2018

This Will Be Dirt: Riverwest Artist Association, Milwaukee, WI                                                                             May 2018

The Muse Gallery and Guesthouse, Milwaukee, WI                                                                                    April-August 2018

Warped Milwaukee: Jazz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI                                                                                           November 2017

Art in the Garden Exhibition: Villa Terrace, Milwaukee, WI                                                                              October 2017
Public Arts Project: Koontz Garden, Asheville, NC                                                                                                    June 2017

The Memento Project (Collaboration): Barometer Gallery, Paddington, Australia                                 September 2016

Waukesha Juvenile Court Mural Poject, Waukesha, WI                                                                                          June 2016 

30x30x30 (Juried Show), Var Gallery, Milwaukee, WI                                                                                            April 2016 

Pfister Holiday Market, Milwaukee, WI                                                                                         November-December 2015

CYL Collective Auction: Digital Format                                                                                                                    August 2015

Art Educators Exhibition: Joyce Paddock Bliss Gallery, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI                              May 2015

30x30x30 (Juried Show): Var Gallery, Milwaukee WI                                                                                              April 2015

Mentors and Mentees: Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield WI                           July-September 2014

Waukesha City Hall Community Arts Project: City Hall, Waukesha, WI                                                           March 2014

BFA Capstone Show: Arts Center Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee WI                                December 2012
BFA Scholarship Show: Arts Center Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee WI               April 2012, April 2011        


University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee: Bachelors of Science and Art, Art Education                                                 2012

Certified Licensed Art Educator, Wisconsin & North Carolina                                                                         2012, 2016