Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, Master of Fine Arts
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan Independent Study
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Selected Awards, Grants, and Residencies
The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Individual Support Grant 2015 - 2016
The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, Edgar Palmer Memorial
Prize Painting Award, New York, NY 2008
Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant 2003 – 2004
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Aisstance Grant 2003
New York Foundation for the Arts Recovery 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
Yaddo, Artist Fellowship Residency, Saratoga Springs, New York 1983
Yaddo, Artist Fellowship Residency and Summer Assistant to Yaddo Director,
Saratoga Springs, NY, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2020. NANCY BRETT Over and Under::Painting and Weaving, Curated by McArthur Binion and Anna Stothart
Parasol, Projects, New York, NY
2008 Lesley Heller Gallery, Viewing Room, New York, Nancy Brett
2006 Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY, Odyssey. Catalog.
2005 Planaria Gallery, New York, NY, Sweet Tragedy
1999 The Hyde Collection Art Museum, Glens Falls, NY, Nancy Brett: Recent Paintings. Catalog
1998 Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI, A Loaded Brush, Nancy Brett: Recent Paintings.
1997 The Painting Center, The Project Room, New York, NY. Nancy Brett - New Work, 1996
1996 Courthouse Gallery, Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY, Home Made. Catalog
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 NY Kindred Spirits.. Catalog.
1982 Harm Bouckaert Gallery, New York, NY, Nancy Brett
1980 Ericson Gallery, New York, NY, Nancy Brett New Paintings
1976 Gallery Seven, Curated by Charles McGee, Detroit, MI, Nancy Brett
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.
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
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, "Circulating the Fine Art Adoption Network", Illustration,
Nancy Brett "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", Over and Under::Painting and Weaving, Parasol Projects, New York, ARTFORUM
INTERNATIONAL, Review, JULY/AUGUST 2020. p. 147
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," ARTS MAGAZINE, May 1982 and FLASH ART 1981
Temin, Christine. Boston Globe, July 23, 1990. Illus.
Van Wagner, Judy Collischan, “Closed Eyes: Painting as Vision and Struggle”, L.I.U., 1983
Van Wagner, Judy. "Nancy Brett and Something 'Other", Catalog Essay, Kindred Spirits,
Long Island Univ., 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
Selected Professional Experience
Private Study, Master Classes, and Individual Tutoring, 2002 - present
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, Coordinator of Drawing Program 2000– 2002
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, Visiting Artist Series, Lecture and Graduate Critiques, 1999
State University of New York, Purchase, NY, Painting Assistant Professor, Winter Semester, 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 and 1993
C. W. Post Campus, Long Island University, Greenvale, NY, Visiting Artist Lecture, 1985
Southampton College, Long Island University, Southampton, NY, Visiting Artist Series, Lecture, Studio Critiques, 1985 University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, Visiting Artist Program, Lectures and Critiques, 1984 and 1993
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Visiting Artist Lecture with Exhibition, 1981
Cooper Union, New York, NY, Guest Instructor, 1997
Colorado Mountain College, Vail, Colorado, Panelist, Painting Symposium, 1980 and 1981
Jersey City State College Jersey City, New Jersey, Ass't Prof, Weaving and Drawing, 1976 -77
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, Drawing Instructor, 1972-73