2017 11 09 Nan Curtis
From Daniel Dugan on November 17th, 2017
Nan Curtis received her MFA from the University of Cincinnati and a BA from the College of Wooster in OH. Curtis’s practice is interdisciplinary and installation based, mining site, home and personal narrative to reframe what can be considered mundane. Major exhibitions include Mira Costa College, San Diego; DiverseWorks, Houston; Tacoma Art Museum; ConsolidatedWorks, Seattle; Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), Elizabeth Leach Gallery, 1430 Contemporary Gallery, Pulliam/Deffenbaugh Gallery & The Art Gym in Portland; Linfield College, OR and with RSDS at Nottdance Festival & Melbourne Art Center. Nan’s work was chosen for the Portland2016 Biennial Salon, curated by Michele Grabner. Nan has her second exhibition at NINE Gallery this year, the first was a project where she received 16 commissions that culminated in a just released limited edition artists’ book, ‘The Rekindling’, with an essay by Stephanie Snyder, Curator and Director at the Cooley Gallery, Reed College. Nan received the prestigious Bonnie Bronson Fellowship in 2011, attended several residencies in 2013/14 at Mira Costa College, OCAC and Caldera in Sisters OR. Her work has been featured in ArtForum, ArtWeek, the News Tribune in Tacoma, Portland Monthly, the Seattle Stranger and The Oregonian, to name a few. Nan’s work is in the collections of Sarah Miller Meigs, Reed College and Joan and John Shipley. She was Director/Curator of Feldman Gallery + Project Space at the Pacific Northwest College of Art & has been faculty for over 20 years. She is currently the Chair of Studio Arts at PNCA.