Nana Gregory

Education

MFA Columbia University
BFA State University of New York at Buffalo

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018  Fairleigh Dickinson University, Hackensack, NJ, 
2017  Ballinglen Foundation Gallery, Ballycastle, Ireland
2014  Galérie Izart, Pont-Aven, France
2006  Cypress College, Cypress, CA
2005  Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI
2004  Centre International d’Art Contemporain, Pont-Aven, France
2003  Institut Franco-Américain, Rennes France
1998  Claudia Carr Gallery, New York
1990  Galerie de Asp, Amsterdam, Holland
1981  American College in Paris, France

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016  Kaus in LA , Arena 1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
          Gallery Artists, Galérie Izart, Pont-Aven, France

2015  Rennes Art Fair, Galérie Izart, Rennes, France

2012  True Blue, Charity Burnett, Los Angeles, CA
          Kaus Australis, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006  Five Los Angeles Artists, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
          Convergence, Tollhouse Art Centre, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
          Organique/Biologique, Centre d’Art Contemporaine, Pont-Aven, France
          Group Show, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY

2005  Obsession, Centre International d’Art Contemporain, Pont-Aven, France
          Les Cabanes, Site Installation, Nizon, France
          Selections, Pepper Gallery, Boston, MA
          New Year/Gallery Selections, R.B.Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, CA
          Lotusland, Cummings Art Gallery, Connecticut College, New London, CT
          Distillations, Institut France-Américain, Rennes, France
          Bits & Pieces, Bakersfield College, Bakersfield, CA
          Group Show, Ballinglen Art Center, Ballycastle, Ireland

2003  Tinseltown, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA
          In The Digital Domain, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
          Gallery Artists, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
          SoCal Locals, Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
          Material Girls – 3 From Los Angeles, Santa Fe College, Santa Fe, NM

2003  Gallery Selections, R.b.Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, CA
          On Paper, Institut Franco-Américain, Rennes, France
           Is, Was, Will Be, Fondation Mona Bismarck, Paris, France

2002  The Group Show, R.B.Stevenseon Gallery, San Diego, CA
           Les Cabanes, Site Installation, Nizon, France

2001  The National, Stephen F. Austin University. Texas
          Mass Appeal, R.B.Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, CA

2000   Jung Choi, Nana Gregory, Ruth Howden, Chemeketa College, OR
           California Color, Institut Franco-Américain, Rennes, France

1999   Group Show, Musée Le Carré Long, Nizon, France
           Group Show, Viridian Gallery, New York NY

1997   Group Show, Wayne Stark Gallery, Texas A&M University, TX
           California Women Artists, Valerie Miller Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

1996   Pulp Fiction – Work on Paper, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
           Tonique & Hygienique–3 Artistes Américains, Gallérie Swell, Brittany, France
           Drawings & Small Sculpture, Del Mar College, Corpus Chirsti, TX

1995   December Twentieth, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
           Pasted Papers-Collage in the 20th Cent. Louis Stern Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
           Chance & Desire:California Based Artists, SITE Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
           Happy Accidents, Musings & Follies, SITE Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
           Multifocus, SUNY Art Museum, Plattsburgh, NY
           6 Sculpteurs Américains, Espace Melanie, Riec-sur-Belon, France
           Four Artists with Nothing iin Common But Art & Sex, Jan Abrams Gallery, LA

1994   5 Sculpteurs, Espace Melanie, Reic-sur-Belon, France
1990   Les Nouveax, Institut Academique de Paris, France
           Group Show, Galérie Hautefeuille, Paris, France
1988   La Création en Europe, Espace Delta, Paris, France
1985   Travaux sur Papier, Galérie Françoise Palluel, Paris, France


Curatorial

2006   Convergence, Tollhouse Art Center, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
           Organique/Biologique, Centre Int’l d’Art Contemporaine, Pont-Aven, France
           Obsession, Centre Int’l d’Art Contemporaine, Pont-Aven, France
2005   Distillations, Centre Int’l d’Art Contemporaine, Pont-Aven, France
2004   Lotusland, The Cummings Art Gallery, Connecticut College, New London, CT
2003   Is, Was, Will Be, The Mona Bismarck Foundation, Paris, France
           L.A. Stories, Institut Franco-Américain, Rennes, France
           Curatorial, Continued

2003   SoCal Locals, Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
           Material Girls-3 From Los Angeles Santa Fe College, Santa Fe, NM
2000   California Color, Institut Franco-Américain, Rennes, France
           6 Sculpteurs Américaine, Espace Melaine, Riec-sur-Belon, France
1995   4 Artists with Nothing in Common but Art & Sex, Jan Abrams Gallery, LA

Awards

2018   Fellowship, Ballinglen Art Foundation, Ballycastle, Ireland
2017   Fellowship, Ballinglen Art Foundation, Ballycastle, Ireland
2012   Fellowship, Ballinglen Art Foundation, Ballycastle, Ireland
2005   Fellowship, Ballinglen Art Foundation, Ballycastle, Ireland
2004   Visual Arts Fellow, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Lexington, VA
2003   Artist-in-Residence, Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, Holland
2000   Artist-in-Residence, Auvillar, France
1993   Artist-in-Residence, Le Musée de Pont-Aven, France

Lectures/Teaching

1994-2005 Professor, Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art, Brittany, France
1985-Present Visiting Artist/Visiting Critic at various universities and art schools including the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, Pacific Northwest College of Art, USC, UC Davis, The University of Hartford, SUNY Buffalo, Otis College of Art, UMass Dartmouth, The Herron School of Art and Yale University

Related Activities

2017-Present Member, The Century Association, New York
2004-Present Member, ArtTable, Women in the Arts, New York  
1998-2005 Trustee, Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art, Brittany, France
1992-1996 Member/Board of Directors, Projects Council, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
1990-Present, Member, International Council, World Monuments Fund, New York


NANA GREGORY
Cultural Salvage

“Cultural Salvage” is a series of work created over many years and employing “found” materials – fragments of paint scraped from the bottoms of abandoned wooden fishing boats, bit of plaster and rust and other assorted detritus – collected from many different cultures in many different countries, from places where I have lived, from places I love, and from travel to distant and exotic lands.

The works are not meant to “describe” a place but rather to involve one in a micro world of color and textures. They evoke for me the experience of stepping into a particular culture or a specific location, but each must function foremost as a self sufficient work of art. They are about color, form, texture, movement and composition. They exploit the power of color and the tactile 
nature of texture while celebrating the randomness of the form and nature of the materials. They embrace the chance offered me by travel to collect my materials but it is my particular vision that transforms chance into art. 

Peter Frank, a Los Angeles based critic, said the Cultural Salvage series “exercises an extended meditation on the world’s spirit”. Dr. Caroline Boyle-Turner, art historian and author, said, “These works enchant by evoking a multitude of feelings and associations”. I cherish the meditation, feelings and associations. Perhaps in the beauty of the world’s debris I also discover serenity and a respite from the chaos of a world with a multitude of inputs and concerns.

Nana Gregory, February 2018