Nancy Neill

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Gallery Affiliations

Cerulean Arts Gallery

Muse Gallery

Bluestone Fine Art Gallery


Recent Works

Archived Works

Artist's Biography

Nancy Neill is an abstract artist based in Philadelphia. She routinely has her work shown by several galleries in Philadelphia including Cerulean Arts, Muse and Bluestone Fine Art. Her work was selected for the Art of The State 2015.

She has had six solo shows and has been included in numerous group shows. She is slated to have a solo exhibition later in 2020 and two solo exhibitions next year (2021). She has had paintings in many juried shows, including Cerulean Arts, the Delaware Contemporary, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, GoggleWorks, Tri-State Artists Equity, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Woodmere Art Museum, New Hope Art League, Main Line Art Center, Wayne Art Center, Lancaster Art Association, Art Association of Harrisburg, Abington Art Center, and many others.

Nancy has won a number of awards. Most recently she was the winner of the 2018 solo show award and the Tri-State Artists Equity Spring Exhibition at West Chester University. Nancy also received a 2018 Merit Award by the New Hope Art League.

New articles have appeared about her work in the Chestnut Hill Local, the PGN, Creative PHL, and DonArtNews. Nancy also co-authored an article that was published in Professional Artist Magazine in 2014.

She has been a member of Tri-State Artists Equity and a Professional Member at Main Line Art Center. She is also on the Collection Committee of Woodmere Art Museum. Nancy's paintings and other works are in private collections in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Georgia and in France.

She holds a Masters degree from University of Chicago and a Bachelor degree from Miami of Ohio.

Artist's Statement

My current series combines painting with drawing using lines and scribble. It focuses on a moment in time, in a very small place in the landscape. The quality of looking and paying attention to small details in nature that are generally ignored, is the subject of my work. The energy and movement of each work’s small scene is portrayed by a variety of lines, scribble and painting marks. The paintings ask the viewer if they are truly awake in the current moment. Does the viewer see the small scene going on around them?

Each work is executed in a very abstract way to reframe the viewer’s attention to the energy and uniqueness of the moment being played out. My paintings are done on mylar or smooth canvas which gives a unique textural quality and provides an ideal surface for lines, drawing and other marks. The mark making is very free and the lines inspired by nature. It is about finding the energy of small places and elements all around us that we rarely take the time to examine and feel comforted by.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2019
Recent Work, Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2018
Synergy/Contemporary Landscapes, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2017
New Work, Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2016
Untitled, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2014
The Urban Landscape Reimagined, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2011
Faces of Hospitality, Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA

Group
2019
42nd Annual Exhibition, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

The Incredible Lightness of Art, Tri-State Artists Equity, Wallingford, PA
Juried Exhibition

Regional Juried Spring Open, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

Philadelphia/Tri-State Artists Equity Juried Show, GoggleWorks, Reading, PA

Professional Artist Members Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2018
Artist Equity Spring Exhibition, West Chester University, West Chester, PA

112th Annual Juried Exhibition, GoggleWorks, Reading, PA

Juried Art Show, New Hope Art League, New Hope, PA

Professional Members Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2017
40th Annual Exhibition, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Artist Equity 68th Anniversary Exhibition, Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA
Juror: Jan Baltzell

Professional Artist Members Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2016
The 39th Anniversary Show, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Artist Equity 67th Anniversary Exhibition, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
Juror: Michael Kowbuz

Spring Gala Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Professional Artist Members Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2015
The 38th Anniversary Show and Benefit for Project HOME, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

3rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Art + Science, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

Art of the State, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

Spring Gala Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2015
Act II, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2014
Juried Group Exhibition, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE
Juror: Bridgette Mayer

86th Annual International Juried Exhibition, Harrisburg, PA

71st Cheltenham Annual Awards Juried Painting Show, Cheltenham, PA
Juror: Richard Rosenfeld

MCGOPA: The Artists’ Perspective, SPP Galleries, Conshohocken PA
Juror: Charles Stainback, Director, Berman Museum of Art

2013
Artist Equity Select Show, Media PA
Juror: Moe Brooker

215/610 Juried Exhibition, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA
Juror: Dr. Kuspit

Lancaster Art Association National, Strasburg, PA
Juried Exhibition

85th Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg PA

CE Annual Juried Student Exhibition, PAFA, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Annual Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Annual Juried Show, Abington Art Center, Abington PA

MCGOPA Annual Spring Juried Show, SSP Galleries, Conshohocken PA
Juror: Christopher Schmidt, Schmidt-Dean Gallery

84th Annual International Juried Exhibition, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg PA
Juror: Robert Cozzolino

MCGOPA “The World of the Professional Artist” Show, SSP Galleries, Conshohocken PA

Annual Show, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

71st Annual Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

2011
Small Works, Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA

Memory, Show Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA

2010
Nicols Berg Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Absolutely Abstract Exhibit, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

Artist's Bibliography

"Synergy/Contemporary Landscapes", creativephl.org, November 2019

"Artists and Life Partners Find Synergy", Philadelphia Gay News, November 25, 2018:24

Studio Visit Magazine, Winter 2017

"Untitled," DonArtNews, November 2016

"Muse Gallery Nancy Neill," Where Philadelphia, November 2016; 20

"Hill Artists Honored," Chestnut Hill Local 13 August, 2015:27

"The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces Finalists for Annual ‘Art of the State’ Exhibition, Awards Set for June 28," PR Newswire, June 9, 2015

"Artist of the Week" First Friday Feature Film online, February 27, 2015

"Art Studio Visit" Artsy Shark 20 January, 2015

"Art in Philly: First Fridays" The Walk Online, October 23, 2014

"Hill ex-corporate exec now wins awards with abstract art," Chestnut Hill Local October 30, 2014: 27

"The Art of Promotion,” The Professional Artist, June/July 2014: 20-24

"Hill Painters Expect Artwork to Pay Creative Dividends," Chestnut Hill Local, January 9, 2014: 14

“Fall AE Select Show report” Philadelphia/Tri-State Artists Equity Association, Fall 2013: 3

“Juror’s Discussion: Dr. Donald Kuspit on Painting 215/610 Annual Juried Exhibition” Philadelphia Magazine Online, September 12, 2013

Publications

"The Art of Promotion", Professional Artist Magazine, June/July 2014

Professional Experience

2015-2018
Director, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2011-Present
Collections Committee, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Collections

Private collections in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Georgia, and France

Professional Affiliations

InLiquid, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Artist Program, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Philadelphia/Tri-State Artists Equity Association, Havertown, PA

Collections Committee, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Awards and Honors

2018
Winner Solo Show Award, Tri-State Artist Equity, West Chester University, West Chester, PA

Merit Award, New Hope Art League Juried art Show, Jurors: James Toogood & Lisa Hanover

2012
Richard Nexon Award, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

Main Line Art Center Annual Exhibition Award Winner, Juror: Moe Brooker

Education

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
MA

Miami of Ohio, Oxford, OH
BA

Continuing Education
Woodmere Art Museum

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Main Line Art Center