Nancy Neill

Contact Information

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Gallery Affiliations

Cerulean Arts Gallery

Muse Gallery

Artist's Biography

Nancy Neill is a contemporary abstract painter who was born in Akron, Ohio. She has had several solo shows and has been included in numerous group shows. She has traveled extensively in the US and internationally and currently lives in the Philadelphiaarea. Nancy had a solo exhibition at Cerulean Arts Gallery in December 2017 and one at Muse Gallery in November 2016. She participated in the 2015 Art of the State exhibition at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, a group show at the Cerulean Arts Gallery curated by Liz Osborne, and also in a group show at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts curated by Bridgette Mayer. Nancy has had several awards and been included in a number of publications. Her work is in a number of private collections

Artist's Statement

I paint abstract landscapes. My work is inspired by places where I have spent time or by the elements of nature I see around me. Sometimes I am inspired by the urban landscape as I have spent a lot of time in various cities and the paintings suggest the atmosphere of a city/factory location.

I try to capture the feeling of these places in an abstract way. I don't paint from photographs but rather from my imagination and memory. This often results in landscapes that are somewhat mysterious and that can be interpreted in various ways. All of my paintings are named “Untitled” and identified by numbers. I want the viewer to be transported by what they see and make each painting part of their own reality rather than seeing a defined landscape.

In my current body of work, I am painting with layers of oil pastel on paper.I paint black and white compositions as well as paintings with a great deal of color to suggest the feeling of the places. The energy of the landscapes is portrayed by gestural marks and scratches. The thickness of the paint often partially obscures elements of the landscape allowing them to be interpreted in various ways by the viewer.

Selected Exhibitions

Synergy/Contemporary Landscapes, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

New Work, Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Untitled, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

The Urban Landscape Reimagined, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Faces of Hospitality, Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA

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

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

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

Artist Equity 67t hAnniversary 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

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, Man Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Act II, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

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

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

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, 3rdstreet Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

71st Annual Show, Cheltenham Centerfor the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

Small Works, Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA

Memory, Show Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA

Nicols Berg Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Absolutely Abstract Exhibit, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

Artist's Bibliography

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

Professional Experience

Director, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Board of Trustees and Collections Committee, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Awards and Honors

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

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

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


University of Chicago, Chicago, IL