NANCY BRETT       
nancybrettstudio@gmail.com


EDUCATION
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Master of Fine Arts
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan Independent Study
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, Bachelor of Fine Arts

SELECTED GRANTS
The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant 2015 - 2016
The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, Palmer Award 2008
Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant 2003 – 2004
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Aisstance Grant 2003
New York Foundation for the Arts Assistant Grant 2002
American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist 2001
New York Foundation for the Arts, Fellowship in Painting 1998 - 1999
Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Painting Grant 1996
National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artist Fellowship 1991 - 1992
Change, Inc., Robert Rauschenberg's Grant for Emerging Artists, 1979
Artist Fellowship Residencies at Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020.    Parasol Projects,  Nancy Brett  Over and Under :: Painting and Weaving co-curated 
              McArthur Binion and Anna Stothart, chief curatorial director at Lehmann Maupin    
              Gallery
2008     Lesley Heller Gallery, Viewing Room, New York, NY, “Nancy Brett, Recent Work”
2006     Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY, “Odyssey” (Catalog)
2005     Planaria Gallery, New York, NY (Four Solo Exhibitions) “Sweet Tragedy”
1999     The Hyde Collection Art Museum, Glens Falls, NY, “ A Loaded Brush, Nancy Brett:  
              Recent Paintings” (Catalog)
1998      Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Ml, “A Loaded Brush, Nancy    
              Brett: Recent Paintings”. (Catalog)
1997     The Painting Center, The Project Room, New York, NY,  “Nancy Brett - New Work”,    
1996     Courthouse Gallery, Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY,  “Home Made”  
              (Catalog)
1993     Victoria Munroe Fine Art, New York, NY, “Nancy Brett  Recent Paintings”
1991      Victoria Munroe Gallery, New York, NY, “Nancy Brett New Work”
1989     Victoria Munroe Gallery, New York, NY, “Nancy Brett”
1988      L'Ecole Gallery, New York, NY, “NANCY BRETT, Recent Work”
1987      Hillwood Art Museum, C.W. Post, Long Island University, NY, “Kindred Spirits”  
              (Catalog)
1982     Harm Bouckaert Gallery, New York, NY, “Nancy Brett”
1980     Ericson Gallery, New York, NY, “Nancy Brett, Paintings and Drawings”
1976     Gallery Seven, Detroit, MI, “Nancy Brett”

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016    Wish You Were Here: Make A Splash, A.I.R. Gallery's 15th Annual Postcard  
             Exhibition, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2015    Wish You Were Here 14, A.I.R. Gallery’s Annual Postcard Show, A.I.R. Gallery,
             Brooklyn, NY
2014    A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, Group Exhibition, Wish You Were Here, Postcard Show
2013    Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY, Artist Choose Artist, Holiday Delight
            The Napkin Art Show, Espectaculo De Arte Servilleta, Artists Organized Art, PCS80      
            Gallery, Paper City Studios, Holyoke, MA
            Lesley Heller, New York, NY, Group Exhibition
2011    Plunder the Influence, Travel Exhibition, Glickman Library University of Southern
            Maine
2010   X Initiative, New York, NY, commissioned by Art in General, organized by Adam
            Simon and Fine Art Adoption Network
2009   Sue Scott Gallery, Friends of Elizabeth Murray Art Auction, benefit for documentary  
            film: Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray
2008   National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, New York, NY, 183rd Annual:
            An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art. Catalog, Essay by Nancy
            Malloy
            The Grolier Club, New York, NY. The Collection of Susan Brynteson, Yaddo:
            Shimmering  Light Across American Culture.
2007   Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Hot House: Expanding the Field of Fiber At    
            Cranbrook  1970-2007 cranbrookart.edu/hothouse
2006   Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, Contemporary Women Artists in New York
            Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY, Winter Salon
2005   Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY, 8th Annual Visual Aids
            Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, Contempoary Women Artists:  New York
2004   Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York, NY, Postcards From the Edge
            The Work Space, New York, NY, curated by Nell Timmer, Painter's Forms
            Exit Art/The First World, New York, NY, Public exe:  Public Execution
2003   Galerie Lelong New York, NY, Benefit for Visual Aids, Postcards From the Edge 
            IT Space, New York, NY, Art During Wartime; part of the Operation How, Now, Wow:          
            A  Festival of Dissent
2002   Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, NY, Visual AIDS, Postcards From the Edge
            Exit Art / The First World, New York, NY, Reactions: A Global Response to the 9/11      
            Attacks, Curators: Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman 
            A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, Postcards
2001.   Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, NY, Visual AIDS
2000  Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY, Celebrating Yaddo Artists
            North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND. Drawing in The Present Tense
           Artpack and AIR, Pontiac, MI, Collison of Cool
1999  Arnold and Sheila Aronson Gallery, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, Drawing  
           in the Present Tense, Curators: Roger Shepard and George Negroponte, Catalog       
           Essay Debra Bricker Balkan. Exhibition Traveling to North Dakota Museum of Art,    
           Grand Forks,     ND and Julian Akus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State University
           Exit Art / The First World, New York, NY, Inaugural Lounge Exhibit Lounge
1998  The Capital Region Collects, The Hyde Collection Museum, Glens Falls, NY. Catalog
1997  Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY: Current Undercurrent: Working in Brooklyn,    
           work selected from Pierogi 2000 Flatfiles, traveling to: GASWORKS Gallery, London,  
           England, Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester, England, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The  
           University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC
           The Work Space Gallery, New York, NY, Curated by Nancy Brett, HAIR- DO
1996  University of West England, Bristol, England and Parsons School of Design Gallery,  
          Prints
          The Work Space, New York, NY, Curators: Mary Jones and Janet Krasnow, Swag and    
          Puddle
1995  Art in General, New York, NY traveling from The Hyde Collection Art Museum, Glens  
          Falls, NY, exhibition curators: Holly Block and Donna Hassler, new york STATEments,  
          Ten Artists, Catalog Essay: Ken Johnson, Statements by Martin Weinstein and    
          Kathleen Monaghan.
          The Work Space, New York, NY, Curators: Mary Jones and Janet Krasnow, Pleasant    
          Pebble
          The Gallery at Hastings-on- Hudson Municipal Building, Hastings-on- Hudson, NY,    
          curator Lester Kane, The Nature of Landscape
          Salon des Tree, curated by Mary Jones and Austin Ackles, Central Park, New York, NY
1994  RAINBOW: Prints from Bob Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop, New York, NY,travels  
          through Africa, 1994-97. Catalog. Essay by Bob Blackburn
          Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Ml, New and Notable    
          Acquisitions. Catalog.
          State University of New York at Albany Art Museum, Albany, NY, Artists of the    
          Mohawk
          Hudson Region Juried Exhibition, Curator: Nina Felshin, Catalog. Essay by Nina    
          Felshin
          Landscape: Seen and Remembered, Police Building, OIA (Organization of    
          Independent Artists), New York, NY, curated by Janie Paul, Catalog Essay: Janie Paul.    
          Cover Illus
1992  Janice Charach Epstein Jewish Museum/Gallery Community Center of Metro Detroit,    
          West Bloomfield, Ml, Distant Visions: Contemporary Landscape Painting Works by    
          Brenda Goodman, Nancy Brett, and Ellen Phalen
1991  Champion International Corporation Acquisition Exhibition, Stamford, CT, Celebrating  
          Nature

1990  Victoria Munroe Gallery, New York, NY, Notions of Place: Paintings and Drawings
1989  Blum Helman Warehouse, New York, NY traveled from Hillwood Art Museum, L.I.U.,  
           NY, curator: Judy Collischan, Lines of Vision: Drawings by Contemporary Women,  
           Catalog
           Ruth Siegel Gallery, New York, Landscape:Travelogue Painted from Memory,    
           Imagination, Reality
1988. Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, NY, Landscape Anthology
1987  Public Broadcasting Service, YADDO: An Artist's Retreat, New York Times Critics' Pick
1986  Institute for Art and Urban Resources at The Clocktower, NY, curated by Judy  
           Collischan, Letters
1985  55 Mercer Street Gallery, New York, NY, Chain Reaction, Artists Choose Artists
1984  WSU/NYC An Alumni Exhibition, Wayne State University, Community Arts Building,
          Curator: Tom Parish. Catalog Essay by Joy Hakanson Colby
1983  Hillwood Art Museum, C.W. Post, Long Island University, New York, curated by Judy    
          Collischan, Painting from the Mind's Eye. Catalog Essay by Judy Collischan, 'Closed  
          Eyes:   Painting as Vision and Struggle'
          Harm Bouckaert Gallery, New York, NY, Work 4 the Revolution
         Women Artists, Selected Works from the Collection, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of        
         Art,  Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Curator: Judith E. Bernstock. Catalog Essay by    
         Judith E. Bernstock
1982  Cranbrook Academy of Art Painting and Sculture USA, Cranbrook Academy of Art  
          Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI, Catalog. Essay by Dennis Barrie 1981
          Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, curated by Thomas    
          W. Leavitt, Painting Up Front. Catalog. Essay by Thomas W. Leavitt
1981  Susan Caldwell, Inc., New York, NY, Painting Invitational
          Painting as Percept, Ericson Gallery, New York, Curated and Catalog essay by Anita  
          Feldman.
1978  Museum of Modern Art, New york, NY, Exhibition in the Collectors Gallery,  
          Invitational
1974  Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, Michigan Focus. Catalog.
          Grand Rapids Museum of Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan Focus. Catalog.
1972  Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, Forms in Fiber
          Detroit Institue of Arts, Detroit, MI, Michigan Artists, Catalog

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Balkan, Debra Bricker. "Drawing in the Present Tense”, Catalogue Essay, Parsons School of   Design, New School University, 1999, Illus. pp. 30, 31
Bass, Ruth. ARTNEWS, Nancy Brett, Oct 1991, Volume 90, Number 8, pp. 136. Illus.
Bernstock, Judith, "Women Artists: Selected Works from the Collection", Herbert F.      
Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, lthaca, NY, 1983, pp. 31-32
Cohen, Keri Guten, "Painter Casts an Edgy Eye on Childhood," DETROIT FREE PRESS, June 21, 1998, Illus.
CONNAISANCE DES ARTS, 'Painting Up Front,' May, 1981. Illus.
Colby, Joy Hakanson. 'Artist Paints a Harsh View of the Precarious World of Childhood,'   THE DETROIT NEWS, July 30, 1998, Illus.
Collischan, Judy. MADE IN THE U.S.A., Universe Press, 2010, Illus.
Collischan, Judy, "Nancy Brett," ARTS MAGAZINE, October 1991, p.84. Illus.
Edelman. Robert, "Landscape, Seen and Remembered", Catalog Essay, 1994, Cover Photos
Fleming, Dean, "Interview with Nancy Brett", Ocular, summer 1981, Cover Photo
Frank, Peter,"To Be Young, Gifted and Avant Garde," THE VILLAGE VOICE, July 31,'78
Green, Roger, "Cranbrook Heats Up," ANN ARBOR NEWS, June 7, 1998, Illus.
Harrison, Helen. "Something Beyond Seeing," THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 6, 1983 Journal of the Print World, « The 183rd Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of    
Contemporary Art, The National Academy of Art Museum, Vol. 31, No, 3, Summer 2008,  
p. 29
Karlins, N F, "Drawing Notebook," ARTNET.COM Magazine, p.2, Nov 15 - Jan 8, 2000, Illus.
Keller, Germaine. "The Artist's Lament: New York, ZINGMAGAZINE, a curatorial crossing,
pp. 311 - 312, Issue 20, Winter 2005
LAKE GEORGE LITERARY REVIEW, Vol. 3, Number 1, 1997, Illus. "Trouble", 1994 p. 97
Leavitt, Thomas. "Up Front: Appearance, Intention, Content," HERBERT F. JOHNSON  
MUSEUM OF ART, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Lieb, Vered, RE-VIEW Magazine, Vols 2 and 3, May 1979, pp 72-76
Malloy, Nancy. «Size Does Matter: The 183rd Annual Exhibition», Catalogue essay, The    
183rd Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Art, National Academy    
Museum, New York, NY, pp. 8, Illus p. 24, 2008
Milder, Patricia, THE BROOKLYN RAIL, October, 2010, "untitled Painting" (2008), 20" x 20"
Miro, Marcia, "Paintings by Nancy Brett, Brenda Goodman, and Ellen Phelan", DETROIT  
FREE PRESS, Nov 4, '92
Monaghan, Kathleen. The Loaded Brush, Nancy Brett: Recent Paintings, «An Untold Story» The Hyde Collection Art Museum, Glens Falls, NY, 1988
Morris, Stacy, «'Loaded with Meaning': Provocative Paintings by Nancy Brett on View at  
Hyde». POST STAR, 1988, Illus.
PBS DOCUMENTARY FILM, Yaddo, An Artist's Retreat, Interview, Actor, 1987
THE PARIS REVIEW, Winter, 1994 - 1995, Drawing, «Wing Road», No. 133
Raynor, Vivien. "The Nature of Landscape," THE NEW YORK TIMES, Nov 5, 1995
Schwabsky, Barry. "Nancy Brett," Catalogue Essay, The Lake George Arts Project Exhibition,
Courthouse Gallery, Lake George, NY, July 25 - August 27, 1996 Schwabsky,
Barry, A Loaded Brush, Nancy Brett: Recent Paintings, "The Secrets We Share With
Painting," exhibition essay, The Hyde Collection Art Museum, 1988
Tatransky, Valentin, "Nancy Brett," ARTS MAGAZINE, May 1982. Illus.
Tatransky, Valentin, "Nancy Brett," FLASH ART, 1981.  Photo
Temin, Christine. BOSTON GLOBE, July 23, 1990. Illus.
Van Wagner, Judy Collischan, “Closed Eyes: Painting as Vision and Struggle”, LIU 1983
Van Wagner, Judy. "Nancy Brett and Something 'Other", Catalog Essay, Kindred Spirits,  
Long Island University, New York, NY, 1987
Westfall, Stephen. "Nancy Brett", ARTS MAGAZINE, September 1983

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
The Library of Congress, Washington, DC. ( Acquisitions: 2001, 2004 )
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
J.D. Power Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Kidder, Peabody Headquarters, Boston, MA
General Electric Headquarters, Fairfield, CT
J. P. Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, New York City
Hospital Corporation of America, Nashville, TN
IBM Headquarters, New York
Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfirld Hills, MI
Amerada Hess Corporation, New York City
Best Products, Richmond VA
Morgan Stanley, New York City
Champion International Headquarters (now International Paper), Memphis, TN
Manhattan Savings Bank, New York City
Seabury and Smith (Delaware) Headquarters, New York City
Marsh and McClennan Companies, Incorporated, New York City
Prudential Insurance, New York City
Metropolitan National Bank, New York City

TEACHING and LECTURES
Parsons School of Design, New School University, New York, NY, Graduate Program,  
Drawing Seminar, 1998 – 2002
Parsons School of Design, New School University, New York, NY, Adjunct Professor, Senior
Painting, Junior Painting, Junior Drawing, Sophomore Painting, Sophomore Drawing, B.F.A.  
Program, 1995 - 2002
Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois, Visiting Artist, Slide Lecture and Studio Critiques, 2001
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, Visiting Artist Position and Coordinator of Drawing Program 2000– 2002
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, Visiting Artist, Lecture and Graduate Critiques, 1999
State University of New York, Purchase, NY, Painting Assistant Professor, Winter Sem 1995
School for Visual Arts, New York City, Guest Instructor, 1994 and 1997
Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, Visiting Artist, Slide Talk and Critiques, 1993
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, Guest Instructor, 1993
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, Visiting Artist, Lecture, 1993 and 1997
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, Visiting Artist, Slide Lectures, 1989, 1993
C. W. Post Campus, Long Island University, Greenvale, NY, Visiting Artist Lecture, 1985
Southampton College, Long Island Univ., NY, Visiting Artist, Lecture, Studio Critiques, 1985
University of Delaware, Newark, DE, Visiting Artist, Lectures and Critiques,1984, 1993
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Visiting Artist Lecture with Exhibition, 1981
Jersey City State College Jersey City, New Jersey, Ass't Prof, WeaviDrawing, 1976 -77
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, Drawing Instructor, 1972-73