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The following is submitted by the artist, November 2003:

Education:
M.F.A. Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
B.F.A. Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Teaching:
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. 1972 - 73
Oakland Community College,Troy, Michigan. 1972 - 73
Jersey City State College Jersey City, New Jersey. 1976 - 77
Colorado Mountain College, Vail, Colorado. 1980, 1981
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Visiting Artist. 1981
University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, Visiting Artist. 1984,1993
Southampton College, Long Island University, Southampton, New York, Visiting
Artist.1985
C. W. Post, Long Island University, Greenvale, New York, Visiting Lecturer.1985
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Visiting Lecturer. 1986
University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, Visiting Artist.1986
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, Visiting Artist. 1989, 1993
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, Visiting Artist. 1993, 1997
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, Guest Lecturer.1993
Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, Visiting Artist. 1993
School for Visual Arts, New York City Guest Lecturer. 1994, 1997
State University of New York, Purchase, New York, Visiting Artist, Winter Semester.1995
Yale University, Visiting Artist.1995
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, Visiting Artist Lecture.1999
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, Visiting Artist, Half-Time Position. 2000 - 2001
Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois, Visiting Artist Lecture. 2001
Parsons School of Design, New School University, New York City, Adjunct Professor, Bachelor of Fine Art Program. 1995 - 2002
Parsons School of Design, New School University, New York City, Adjunct Professor, Master of Fine Art Program.1998 - 2002

Solo Exhibitions:
1999 The Hyde Collection Art Museum, A Loaded Brush, Glens Falls, NY. Catalog
1998 Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Ml. Catalog
1997 The Painting Center, Project Room, New York, NY
1996 Courthouse Gallery, Homemade, Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY
1993 Victoria Munroe Fine Art, New York, NY
1991 Victoria Munroe Gallery, New York, NY
1989 Victoria Munroe Gallery, New York, NY
1988 L'Ecole Gallery, New York, NY
1987 Hillwood Art Museum, C.W. Post, Long Island University, New York
1982 Harm Bouckaert Gallery, New York, NY
1980 Ericson Gallery, New York, NY
1976 Gallery Seven, Detroit, MI

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2003 The Work Space, New York, NY, Painters Form; IT Space, New York. NY, Art During Wartime, part of "Operation How, Now,Wow", A Festival of Dissent;
A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, Wish You Were Here; Too 2002 Exit Art / The First World, New York, NY, Reactions; Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, NY, Visual AIDS, Postcards from the Edge Courthouse Gallery, Lake George Arts Project, New York, Artists Choose Artists; A.I.R., New York, NY, Postcards

2000 North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND, Drawing in the Present Tense
Wendy Cooper Gallery, Madison, WI;  Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY, Celebrating Yaddo Artists; Akus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT, Drawing in the PresentTense; Artpack and A.I.R., Pontiac, MI, Collision of Cool;

1999 Exit Art / The First World, NY, Inaugural Lounge Exhibition; Parsons School of Design NY. Catalog curated by Roger Shepherd and George Negroponte,
Drawing in the Present Tense; Exit Art / The First World, NY, Warehouse Exhibition: 'Tis the Season

1998 The Hyde Collection Art Museum, Glens Falls, NY, catalog, The Capital Region Collects; Parsons School of Design Gallery, New York, NY, Small Works

1997 Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; Current Undercurrent: Working in Brooklyn; GASWORKS Gallery, London, England; Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester, England;Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, Municipal Building, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, curated by Lester Kane, The Figure Reconsidered;The Work Space, NY, also curated by Nancy Brett, "HAIR - DO";

1996 University of West England, Bristol, England, Small Prints ; Parsons Gallery, Parsons School of Design, NY; Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA Pet Paintings;
The Work Space, New York, curated by Mary Jones and Janice Krasnow, Swag and Puddle; Parsons Gallery, Parsons School of Design, NY;

1995 Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, Municipal Building, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, curated by Lester Kane, The Nature of Landscape; The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY catalog, New York STATEments; Art in General, NY new york STATEments
Central Park Installation, curated by Austin Ackles and Mary Jones, Central Park, NY;
The Work Space, NY, curated by Mary Jones and Janice Krasnow , Pleasant Pebble

1994
Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL., catalog, Catalog, Landscape Not Landscape
Inaugural Exhibition, K & E Gallery, NY; Image in Paint, Art Museum, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY. Catalog, Artists of  Mohawk/Hudson Region
Rainbow: Prints from Bob Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop, catalog.Traveling Exhibition through Africa from 1994 - 1997; Police Building curated by Janie Paul for the Organization of Independent Artists, New York, NY Catalog, Landscape: Seen and Remembered

1993 Victoria Munroe Fine Art, New York, NY, Summer Salon

1992 Epstein Jewish Museum. Birmingham, Ml (Brenda Goodman, Ellen Phalen, Nancy Brett) catalog, Distant Visions: Contemporary Landscape Painting; Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Ml, New and Notable Acquisitions; Victoria Munroe Gallery, New York, NY, Summer Salon; Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY, Landscapes

1991 Victoria Munroe Gallery, New York, NY, The Painters; Champion International Corporation Collection Exhibition, Stamford, CT Celebrating Nature

1990 Victoria Munroe Gallery, New York, NY, Notions of Place: Paintings and Drawings

1989 Blum Helman Warehouse, New York NY, Lines of Vision: Drawings by
Contemporary Women; Hillwood Art Museum, C.W. Post, Long Island University, curated by Judy Collischan, catalog, Lines of Vision: Drawings by Contemporary Women; Michael Walls Gallery, New York, NY, Summer Exhibition; Ruth Siegel Gallery, New York NY, Landscape: A Travelogue Painted from Memory,
Imagination and Reality

1988 Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, NY, Landscape Anthology

1986 Institute for Art and Urban Resources at The Clocktower, New York, NY, Letters

1985 55 Mercer Street Gallery, New York, NY Chain Reaction

1984 Wayne State University Gallery, Detroit, Ml. catalog, WSU / NYC

1983 Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, lthaca, NY, catalog, Women Artists; Hillwood Art Museum, C.W. Post, Long Island University, New York, catalog, Painting from the Mind's Eye; Harm Bouckaert Gallery, New York, NY, Work 4 the Revolution

1982 Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI, catalog, Cranbrook USA

1981 Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, catalog, Painting Up Front

1980 Susan Caldwell, Inc., New York, NY, Group Exhibition; Ericson Gallery, New York, NY, catalog, Painting as Percept; Ericson Gallery, New York, NY, U.S. Art 1980

1979 Susan Caldwell, Inc., New York, NY, invitational; Touchstone Gallery, New York, NY, Group Exhibition

1978 Museum of Modern Art, Exhibition in the Collectors Gallery, New York, NY, Invitational

1974 Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, catalog, Michigan Focuss; Grand Rapids Museum of Art, Michigan Artists

1972 Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY; Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Ml, catalog, Michigan Artists

Selected Bibliography:
Balkan, Debra Bricker. "Drawing in the Present Tense", Catalog Essay, Parsons School of Design, The New School University, 1999
Bass, Ruth. ARTnews, October 1991, Volume 90, Number 8, pp. 136. Photo.
Cohen, Keri Guten. "Painter Casts an Edgy Eye on Childhood," Detroit Free Press, June 21,1998
Colby, Joy Hakanson. "Artist Paints a Harsh View of the Precarious World of Childhood," The Detroit News, July 30, 1998
Connaisance Des Arts, "Painting Up Front," May, 1981. Photo.
Collischan, Judy. "Nancy Brett," ARTS, October 1991, p.84. Photo.
Dunn, Stephen. "Yaddo: .An Artists' Retreat", Documentary Film for PBS, 1986
Edelman, Robert. "Landscape: Seen and Remembered", catalog essay, 1994. Photo.
Fleming, Dean. "Interview," Ocular, Summer 1981. Cover Photo
Frank, Peter. "To Be Young, Gifted and Avant Garde," The Village Voice, July 31, 1978
Green, Roger. "Cranbrook Heats Up With 2 Shows," The Ann Arbor News, June 7, 1998
Harrison, Helen. "Something Beyond Seeing," The New York Times, March 6,1983
Karlins, N.F. "Drawing Notebook," Reviews artnet.com Magazine, p.2 , Nov. 15 - Jan.8, 2000
Lake George Literary Review, Vol. 3, Number 1, Reproduction of Trouble, 1994, p.97, 1997
Leavitt, Thomas. "Up Front: Appearance, Intention, Content," Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Catalog Essay.
Lieb, Vered. RE-VIEW Magazine, Vols. 2 and 3, May 1979, pp. 72-76
Miro, Marcia. " Paintings by Brett, Phelan, Goodman," Detroit Free Press, Nov., 4 1992
Miro, Marcia. "Preview of New Season's Exhibitions," Detroit Free Press, Sept. 9, 1992
Monaghan, Kathleen. "An Untold Story," catalog essay for the exhibition "A Loaded Brush", The Hyde Collection Art Museum, Glens Falls, NY. 1988
Morris, Diana. "Nancy Brett - Recent Paintings," Women Artists News, Summer, 1983.
Morris, Diana. "Nancy Brett - Recent Paintings," Women Artists News, Vol. 6, Jan. 1981.
Maxwell, Douglas. "Landscape Not Landscape," Catalog Essay, 1993
The Paris Review Winter, 1995, Reproduction of a drawing, p. 36
Raynor, Vivien. Review of "The Nature of Landscape," The New York Times, November 5, 1995
Schwabsky, Barry. "Nancy Brett," Catalog Essay, The Lake George Arts Project Exhibition, Courthouse Gallery, Lake George, NY, July 25-August 27, 1996
Schwabsky, Barry. "The Secrets We Share with Painting," catalog essay for the exhibition, "A Loaded Brush", The Hyde Collection Art Museum, Glens Falls , NY. 1988
Scott, Sue. "Nancy Brett," ARTnews, May 1993. Photo.
Tatransky, Valentin, "Nancy Brett," ARTS, May 1982. Photo.
Tatransky, Valentin. "Nancy Brett," FLASH ART, October 1981. Photo.
Temin, Christine. Boston Globe, July 23, 1990. Photo.
Van Wagner, Judy. "Closed Eyes: Painting as Vision and Struggle", Long Island University, 1983.
Van Wagner, Judy. "Lines of Vision: Drawings by Contemporary Women", Hudson Hills Press, 1989.
Van Wagner, Judy. "Nancy Brett and Something 'Other'," Kindred Spirits, Long Island University, 1987.
Westfall, Stephen. "Nancy Brett," ARTS, September 1983. Photo.

Selected Awards:
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Assistance 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
Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Painting Grant,1996
National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artist Fellowship, 1991
Artist Fellowship / Residency at Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987,1988

Selected Public Collections:
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University
Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum
Power Institute of Fine Arts, Sydney, Australia
The Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Corporate Collections:
Princess Cruise Lines; General Electric; Champion International; J. P. Morgan Guaranty Trust Company; Amerada Hess Corporation; Seabury and Smith; Manhattan Savings Bank; Metropolitan National Bank; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, and McCloy; Hospital Corporation of America; Prudential Insurance; Best Products; IBM; Marsh and McClennan Companies, Incorporated; Kidder, Peabody, Inc.; Morgan Stanley

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