Nancy Blum
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1991 MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1985 BA, University of Michigan/The Residential College, Ann Arbor, MI

Public Art Commissions
2018 Roaming Underfoot. MTA Arts in Transit: commission for artwork at 28th St. Station subway station, New York, NY
Glass mosaic murals on subway platform walls depicting seven flowering plants that are sourced from the nearby Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Perennial Collection.
2015 Revival. San Francisco Arts Commission: San Francisco General Hospital Acute Care Public Art Project
Art Glass for 5 Light Court windows (each 25'Lx7'H) and interior glass feature (9'Hx8'L).
2014 Immigration/Migration, Hypocycloids, Old Oak Forest. Central Corridor Light Rail Transit, integrated artwork for thee transit stations, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Created integrated artwork for three stations along the Central Corridor Light Transit Line in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
2012 Enliven. SEPTA Art in Transit – Cheltenham and Ogontz Bus Loop Project, Cheltenham Township, PA
Sculpture for a landscaped rainwater filtration system at bus loop in Cheltenham Township, Philadelphia, PA.
2008 Dogwood Basins. Charlotte Area Transit System: commission for artwork at transit stations, Charlotte, NC
Thirty basins (15 of each design) were cast out of bronze and mounted on the 15 platforms along the newly opened Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) rail line in Charlotte, NC.
2007 Floating Auriculas. Arts for Transit: commission for artwork at MTA Metro-North train station, Dobbs Ferry Station, NY
Commissioned by the Metro Transit Authority, Arts For Transit, this piece spans a large retaining wall that runs parallel to the Hudson River. Installed are seven mosaic 'auricula flowers' at 8 feet in diameter.
2004 Flower Wall. Port of Seattle: artwork for the South Terminal, Sea-Tac Airport, Seattle, WA
Commissioning body, The Port of Seattle. 65 'flowers' placed on 80 feet of a 100-foot wall.
2002 City Light, City Bright. Seattle Arts Commission, City of Seattle, Seattle, WA
Hatch Covers – cast iron, 42" rounds in diameter, 2001. Commissioning body – Seattle Arts Commission and Seattle City Lights. 50 hatch covers created and placed throughout the streets of Seattle.

Solo Exhibitions
2014 Wonderland, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York, NY
Nancy Blum: Drawings, Colorado State University Art Museum, Fort Collins, CO
2013 Butterflies, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Richmond, VA
2012 New Drawings, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
2007 Dart, Drift, Dangle, New Work, Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art, Boston, MA
Drawing and Sculpture, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Butterflies, Philadelphia International Airport, Art Installations, Philadelphia, PA
2006 Nature Unbound, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2005 Drawings, Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, GA
On-Site Artist Projects, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Richmond, VA
2004 New Work, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2002 Recent Work, Esther Claypool Gallery, Seattle, WA
2000 New Work: Drawings and Sculpture, Esther Claypool Gallery, Seattle, WA
1999 Wall Project, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
1998 Cummings Art Center, Connecticut College, New London, CT
Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID

Select Two Person and Group Exhibitions
2014 Art on Paper 2014, Weatherspoon Museum of Art, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Flowering, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY
2012 Magical Thinking, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Art in Embassies Program. Artwork installed at the Residence of the US Ambassador to Brussels, Belgium and the US Embassy in Riga, Latvia
2009 New Rococo Show, Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Long Branch, NJ
From Studio to Site – Public Art In Charlotte, The Gallery at Carlillon, Charlotte, NC
2008 Aqua Wynwood, Miami FL (with Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia)
2007 Oasis, four person exhibition, Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, Queens, NY
Three Person Exhibition, Romo Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Bridge Art Fair, (Romo Gallery), Chicago, IL
Susan Maasch Gallery, Portland, Maine
2006 The Drawing Show, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
Garden, Visual Art Center of Richmond, Richmond, VA
Ornament Now, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
Takeout, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA and the Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
2005 Fleurs, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Mid-Atlantic Fellowship Exhibition, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD
Heavenly, The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY
White on White, Elaine Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
2004 Arthouse, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
2003 North American Sculpture NOW, Visual Art Center, Richmond, VA
Second World Ceramic Biennale, 2003 Korea, World Ceramic Center, Icheon, South Korea
Tasty Buds, Workspace, New York, NY
Botanical Exhibition, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
2002 New Prints 2002, International Print Center, New York, NY
Dreamy: 3-Person Show, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
2001 2-Person Show, Esther Claypool Gallery, Seattle, WA
World Ceramic Exhibition 2001 Korea, Yoju, Korea
Archie Bray Foundation 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Holter Museum, Helena, MT (traveling until 2005)
2000 The Clarity of Seduction III, Cranbrook Network, Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
A Glimpse of the Invisible, Invitational, Arvada Center for the Arts, Denver, CO
1999 Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art (Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago), Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
PONCHO Artist Group Show, Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
Grant for Artists Projects, Artist Trust Invitational Exhibition, Seattle, WA

Grants & Fellowships
2006 Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant, New York, NY
2004 Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellowship Grant, NY, NY /Visual Arts Center of Richmond, VA
2001 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY
Fellowship, Special Editions, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY
1997 Grant for Artist's Projects, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA

Teaching & Residencies
2014 Conference Presenter, Haystack, Craft Thinking: Ideas on Making, Materials and Creative Process, ME
Workshop, Developing a Public Art Practice, Penland School of Arts and Crafts, NC
Visiting Artist, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
2012 Artist Residency, Marvin Bileck Printmaking Project, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
2010 Distinguished Visiting Artist/Critic, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 2007-10
2008 Artist in Residence/Graduate Advisor, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
2007 Visiting Artist, Ohio State University, OH
2005 Visiting Artist, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Visiting Artist, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, KS
2004 Artist-In-Residence, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
2003 Artist-in-Residence, Hunter College, New York, NY 2002-03
Visiting Artist, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
2000 Artist-in-Residence, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
Visiting Artist, Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO & Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1998 Visiting Artist, Connecticut College, New London, CT and the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Artist-in-Residence, University of Michigan, School of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
1996 Artist-in-Residence, thematic “Pop Mass and Subculture,” The Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada
Artist-in-Residence University of Georgia, Studies Abroad Program, Cortona, Italy
Visiting Scholar, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Assistant Professor University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 1994-96
1993 Artist-in-Residence, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
The Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY
World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Icheon, South Korea
The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
The University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Wellington Management, Boston, MA
The Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
The Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, Colorado
The MTA Arts for Transit, Metro-North, Dobbs Ferry Station, NY
Markel Corporation, Red Bank, NJ
Canon International, Melville, NY
Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Capital One, Richmond, VA
The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
The Port of Seattle, Sea/Tac International Airport, Seattle, WA
Paul Allen Corporate Collection, Seattle, WA
Safeco Corporation, Seattle, WA
Seattle City Light, Seattle, WA
The Waldorf Astoria/Hilton, Orlando, FL
Polsinelli Law Offices, St. Louis, MO

Erin Szento, "Flower Power", In New York Magazine, July 2006
Jerry Cullum, "Intricate Drawings Bring Beauty, Intimacy of Flora to Life", "tlantic Journal-Constitution, Jan.8, 2006 Craig Kellog, "Currents", The New York Times, July 1, 2004
R.B. Strauss, "Move It – Pentimenti … offers up a monumental show”,"rt Matters, Philadelphia, March 2004
Lori Hill, "First Friday Focus – Pentimenti Gallery", Philadelphia City Paper, March 11, 2004
Hall, Emily. In Arts News, The Stranger, January 30, 2003
Wagle, Kate. "Votive Influences: 4 Amer. Artists" Per Grazia Ricevuta, a cura Tropputi, Malagrina Editore, 2002
Wilson, John M. "A Glimpse of the Invisible", Ceramics Art and Perception (Australia), Issue 49, 2002.
Johnson, Ken. "Dreamy; Margaret Thatcher Projects", The New York Times, April 19, 2002.
Peter Held, A Ceramic Continuum – 50 Years of the Archie Bray Influence. University of Washington Press, 2001.
Riddle, Mason. "Review; Nancy Blum", Sculpture Magazine, March 1999.
Zimmer, William. "Art Bucolic or Upsetting, Suburbs as Locus", The New York Times (CT section) Nov. 29, 1998.