Ardine Nelson is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Art's Photography program and enjoys a special relationship to the Art & Technology area. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, has received Ohio Arts Council and Greater Columbus Arts Council artist fellowships and was a GCAC visiting artist in Spain and recently in Slovakia teaching alternative camera. Professor Nelson's practice includes the traditional and non-traditional cameras and materials in photography and, since 1990, has incorporated the digital area including archival ink jet printing. As an early experimenter with Polaroid materials she discovered one and has worked with other transfer processes. Nelson is recognized for her continued bodies of work with alternative cameras; pinhole and Diana plastic cameras. Most recently, Nelson's German garden work has been recognized through a Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts research and development grant and John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for 2008–09. Though well versed in the possibilities of digital manipulation, her personal work is all camera based and only employs the computer as a printing device.