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Nancy Young
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Allen Young
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Nancy Young
 
Biography

Nancy Young works in cast paper that she makes herself from cotton fibers.  This material is cast into molds that she conceives and creates.  For the past thirty years trips to remote areas have enriched her knowledge and impressions of man and his land.  Her work is an empathetic interpretation of the landscapes and images that have been left by past and present cultures.

Also in cast pages Nancy Young creates missed media works that are contemporary in flavor while having the patina of antiquity. These two and three dimensional pieces have the subtly elegant appearance of aged metal while reflecting impressions of time immemorial.

Since 1975 she had placed in over 46 regional, national and international juried exhibits, receiving Best of Show, multiple First Places and Purchase Awards. Selected commissions include IBM, AT&T, American Express and commissions for American Embassies in Venezuela and New Guinea through the U.S. Department of State. She has been included in Who’s Who in American Art since 1984.

 
Artist Statement

Having a degree in geology plus a broad background in archaeology and anthropology constantly fueled my interest in earlier cultures.  Traveling has helped me to gather impressions of ancient man and his lands.  These impressions seem to roll around in my subconscious and gradually resurface as contemporary archetypal works.

My hope is that the person viewing the work will react to it from his past experiences and will enjoy it from his point of view.  What I felt in creating it will be different from the viewer’s perspective, but shared responses will link the viewer and the artist through the work.

 
Exhibitions (selected) One person shows except where noted
2008-2007 Weems Gallery, Old Town, Albuquerque; 2 person show with Allen Young
2006- 03 Weems Gallery Eastdale, Albuquerque
2006- 02 Weems Old Town Gallery, Albuquerque
1999 Toh-Atin Gallery, Durango
1994 Spirit Runner Gallery, Taos
1993 San Juan College, Farmington, NM
1991-88 La Fuente Gallery, Sedona, AZ
1991, 84, 83 University of New Mexico
1990 Eastern New Mexico University
1988, 87 New Trends Gallery, Santa Fe
1987 E. S. Lawrence Gallery, Taos
1986 Tarbox Gallery, San Diego
1986, 85  Grand Canyon National Park Visitors Center
1986, 85 Andrews Gallery, Albuquerque
1984 University of Arizona
1984 Enthios II Gallery, Albuquerque
1983, 82, 81 Magic Mountain Gallery, Taos
1983 Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff

Exhibitions (selected)
Placed in over 46 regional, national, and international juried exhibits -- one Best of Show,
seven first-place ribbons and six purchase awards.
The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, “Exploring Multiple Dimensions” and “New Mexico
Perspective,” 2007
Magnifico!  Art of Albuquerque Invitational, 1997
Contemporary 96, Albuquerque 
New Mexico's Governors Gallery
UN International Invitational, Nairobi, Kenya, Africa
KNME-TV Take Five Invitational Exhibitions 1988-92
NLAPW National Biennale Art Exhibit, Boston
Rockford international Print Biennale, Rockford, Illinois
Sun Valley Center for the Arts
Audubon Artists 39th Exhibition, New York
Santa Fe Festival of the Arts

Publications (selected)
Who's Who In American Art                               
Southwest Profile
Southwest Art                                                  
Albuquerque Journal
Artlines                                                            
Albuquerque Living
Art Gallery International                                     
Arizona Arts and Travel

Collections and Commissions (selected)
Atari Corporation                                              
AT& T Corporation
Hallmark, Inc.                                                   
University of Arizona
Burlington Northern                                           
University of New Mexico
American Express                                            
University of Northern Arizona
IBM Corporation                                               
Sun Valley Center for the Arts
Rick Johnson & Co., Albuquerque
United States Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela and Port, Moresby, New Guinea 
1% for the Arts Project, Alaska State Council for the Arts
New Mexico 1% for the Arts Project 1992, 1996, 220' x 65' mural on Piedra Lisa Dam,
Albuquerque
"Petite Blonde", CD cover, 1992 (best selling jazz fusion album in Europe, 1993)
Two wall sculptures used by Aaron Spelling in the 1997 TV production, "Pacific Palisades"

Selected Gallery Representation
La Fuente Gallery, Sedona, Arizona
Old Pueblo Gallery, Tucson, Arizona     
Toh-Atin Gallery, Durango, Colorado
Weems Galleries, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 
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