Nell Gottlieb works in multiple media to reexamine her coming of age, white and female in the Jim Crow South. Her ongoing project, Nostos Algos, considers the pain of returning to the South after a long absence, while confronting the racist mythologies and complicated legacies of the region. Gottlieb recently completed the Block Program of the Glassell School of Art at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and she has studied with many artists and craft practitioners in the U.S. and in Europe. She has shown her work in national, regional, and local juried shows and has two works in the Hobby Airport Collection. She serves as past-president of ClayHouston, has been on the board of the Visual Arts Alliance, and is a member of the Texas Sculpture Group. She holds a BA and MA (psychology) from Emory University and a PhD (sociology) from Boston University. She is professor emeritus of public health education at The University of Texas at Austin, where she taught from 1980-2011. A native of Alabama, she moved to Texas in 1980.