Nina Kossman



Moscow born, Nina Kossman is a painter, sculptor, bilingual writer, poet and playwright.

Her paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in Philadelphia and New York.

The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a UNESCO/PEN Short Story Award, grants from Foundation for Hellenic Culture and Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, she is the author of two books of poems in Russian and English as well as the translator of two volumes of Marina Tsvetaevas’s poetry: “Poem of the End” (Ardis/Overlook) and “In the Inmost Hour of the Soul” (Humana Press) .

Her other books include “Behind the Border” (HarperCollins, 1994) and “Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths” (Oxford University Press, 2001). Three of her plays have been produced off-off-Broadway; one of her plays was included in “Best Women Playwrights 2000.”  Her translations of Russian poetry have been anthologized in Twentieth Century Russian Poetry (Doubleday, 1993), The Gospels in Our Image (Harcourt Brace, 1995), The World Treasury of Poetry (Norton, 1998), and Divine Inspiration (Oxford University Press, 1998).  Her poems and short stories were published in a wide spectrum of US and Canadian literary magazines, such as Tin House, The Threepenny Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Columbia, etc.

Her Russian poems and short stories have been published in Новое русское слово , Новый Журнал, Вестник, Этажи, Слово/Word, etc.  She lives in New York.

Selected Exhibitions 

Tenri Gallery, Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011

Tompkins Square Gallery, 331 East 10 St. (East Village), New York, NY, 2002

Chi-Cha Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 2001

Leah Gallery, Silver City, NM, 2000

Synchronicity Space, 55 Mercer St. (SoHo), New York, NY, 1996

Synchronicity Space, 55 Mercer St. (SoHo), New York, NY, 1993

EEMA, 555 West 33 St., New York, NY, 1992

Russian House,  253 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 1992

Synchronicity Space, 55 Mercer St. (SoHo), New York, NY, 1991

Ward-Nasse Gallery, 178 Prince St. (SoHo), New York,  NY, 1991

Circlework Visions Gallery, E.9th St. (East Village), New York, NY, Feb.1988

The Emerging Collector, 62 Second Ave. (East Village), New York, NY, 1986

Burchrun Gallery, Burchrunville, PA,  1986

Rockfeller Center, W 47th St., New York, NY, Fall 1985

Cork Gallery, Avery Fisher Hall, New York, NY, 1985

Pleiades Gallery, 164 Mercer St. (SoHo), New York, NY, 1985 (winner, Juried Show)

St. John’s University Gallery, New York, 1984 (Award of Excellence)

Private Collections:

Richard & Anna Scanlan,

Laurence Schorsch,

Joseph Slatter,

Anne Codato,etc.