Martha Nilsson Edelheit was born in New York City, and lived there most of her life. She moved to rural Sweden in 1993. She has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions since 1960. Her solo exhibitions started in New York City at the Reuben Gallery, and include shows at Byron, AIR, Artists Space, Judson, and SOHO20. Other US solo exhibitions include Rutgers University (NJ), Wilson College (Chambersburg, PA), Evanston Art Center (Evanstown, MA) and OK Harris (Provincetown, MA). She Has been in group shows at The Whitney Museum, The Guggenheim Museum, The Queens Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, The New York Cultural Center, The New School Art Center, and the Wadsworth Atheneum. She has shown extensively in Stockholm, Finland, Germany and Austria. She was an Artist-in-Residence at The Art Institute of Chicago, and at the Wilson College (PA), a guest lecturer at Montclair State Cllege (NJ) and the New School (NY), and a visiting artist at the California Institute of the Arts. Nilsson Edelheit made experimental films in the 70’s which were shown widely in Europe and the United States. One, Shown at The Museum of Modern Art (NY), is in the Donnel Library Collection. Her work is in many private collections in Europe and United States.