NANCY BRETT 
nancybrettstudio@gmail.com



Education           
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.      
                    Catalog.
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, Detroit, MI, Nancy Brett  

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.
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
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