Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Martina Nehrling received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a MFA from University of Chicago. She has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Lake Forest College, and for the Associated Colleges of the Midwest’s Chicago Arts Program. Presently she lives in Chicago where she is a full time studio artist. Her work is exhibited and collected throughout America and abroad. She is represented by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York.