Bodil Nielsen's primary field is painting. Nielsen, however, also works in other media, like graphics, architectural comissions, installation with textiles and site specific installation withflowers and plants. The use of colour plays a key role. Bodil Nielsen'sworks are like volatile proposals regarding perception and the relation between the viewer and the work, aesthetic experience and prior expectation. Nielsen perceives herself in line with the viewer and intends to create a room of resonance for the images that are already present in our minds. The works speak into a common space where the image is "created" as it is experienced.Nielsens works establish a fluent and dynamic field and together with the viewer's experience a choreography of colour is created.
Bodil Nielsen has exhibited widely inside and outside Denmark, among others at Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Denmark, Randers Kunstmuseum, Denmark, Heart Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark,Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark, Den Frie Udstillingbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark, Brandts, Odense, Denmark, Bowling Green State University Fine Arts Center, Ohio, USA, Main Gallery, University of Central Missouri, USA, White Box, New York, USA, MADC, Costa Rica. Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway, Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Galleri Lars Olsen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Bodil Nielsen is educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark and Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, The Netherlands. She has received numerous prizes and awards, among others the Danish Arts Foundation's three-year work grant, Ole Haslunds Grant of Honor, Vilhelm Pachts Artist Grant, Sven Hols' Grant, Henry Herups Honorary Grantand the Eckersberg Award. Her works are featured in the collections of prominent institutions, including the National Gallery of Denmark, Randers Art Museum, the Danish Arts Foundation and the New Carlsberg Foundation.