Nancy Kress


Contact Information

nankress@yahoo.com

http://www.nancykressart.com/

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Painting

Artist's Statement

To paint is to connect my spirit to my mind.

My current direction is towards the abstract. After years of a realistic focus, I feel that I am now breaking thru to an absolute place in the abstract. Finally, I truly realize that my painting can be anything that I want, using the subject but incorporating an inner projection without restriction.

One can identify a pathway, of some form, in many of my paintings. This is my way of inviting the viewer to move thru the space and atmosphere that I have created. I am inspired by and strive to reflect on the “pull of attraction” that I perceive in nature. My work depicts the physical aspects that exist, and at the same time, encompass an underlying abstract essence.

Selected Exhibitions

2012
35th Anniversary Show, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Absolutely Abstract Show, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2011
Moving Thru, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010
New Members Show, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009
32nd Anniversary Show, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Six of One Artist Group Show, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Collaborative/26, Viking Gallery, Bryn Mawr, PA

2002
Saint David’s Church, Wayne, PA

1999
136TH Annual Small Works, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

1998
The Gallery at Reinboth & Company, Lambertville, NJ

1997
Wren Fellini Gallery, Bryn Mawr, PA

1991
128TH Annual Small Works, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

Awards and Honors

2012
Paintings selected and filmed in set design for the movie Dead Man Down

1981
Director’s Choice, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

Maxim B. Gottlieb Award

Publications

2013
Studio Visit Magazine, Winter edition

Education

2012
Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

1984
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA

1980
Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA