NANCY L. PURINGTON

  • 1983
  • M.F.A. The University of Iowa, Design
  • 1981
  • M.A. The University of Iowa, Textile Arts
  • 1974
  • B. A. Park College, K-12 Art Education
  • 1973
  • B.F.A. The Kansas City Art Institute, Painting/Printmaking

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2000-16
  • THE MERCY ART COLLECTION, Mercy Iowa City, Art Consultant, Exhibition Space Designer, Curator Mercy Art Collection
  • 2009
  • PRAIRIE / WETLANDS, Pediatrics Associates, Iowa City IA
  • 2008
  • PRAIRIE SKIES, Mercy Family Care, West Branch, IA
  • 2004
  • RURAL LANDSCAPES, Mercy Family Care, Iowa City IA
  • 2006
  • GULF/COAST/FLIGHT, URS for Keesler AFB Medical Center, Biloxi MS. with URS A/E, Dallas TX
  • 2001
  • J.P Morgan Library, New York City, Accepted Scholar, Medieval Illuminations
  • 1997
  • LITERARY WALK / IOWA AVENUE Concept Narrative Designer, Public Art Consultant, City of Iowa City, Downtown Streetscape Project
  • 1999-06
  • Cornell College, Lecturer
  • 1995
  • FOUR SEASONS OF FLIGHT, Eastern Iowa Airport, Cedar Rapids, IA with Svedrup Aviation A/E, St. Louis MO
  • 1990-94
  • DESERT IMAGES: ANCIENT/FUTURE, Mike O'Callaghan Federal Hospital, Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, NV with Hansen Lind Meyer A/E,
  • 1991
  • Coe College, Visiting Professor
  • 1989
  • University of Northern Iowa, Visiting Professor
  • 1984-9
  • National Surface Design Association, Iowa Representative
  • 1981-9
  • The University of Iowa, Visiting Professor, Textile Arts
  • 1975-6
  • Jane-Albert Studio, Textile Design, NYC
  • 1974-5
  • Kansas City Community School District, Art K-7

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

  • 1988
  • JEUNE PEINTURE, 39e Salon, Grand Palais, Paris

INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONAL

  • 1988
  • NEW AMERICAN ART, Institute of Contemporary Art, London

NATIONAL COMPETITION

  • 1987
  • THE PLEASURE OF PATTERN, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KC MO
  • 1986
  • IMAGES OF THE UNIVERSE: THE ARTIST'S VISION, Brunnier Museum, ISU
  • 1986
  • THE WAY OF TEA/INSPIRATIONS, Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO
  • 1985
  • PAPER/FIBER VIII, Arts Iowa City, Iowa City, IA
  • 1980
  • MARIETTA NATIONAL, Grover Herman Fine Arts Center, Marietta, OH
  • 1979
  • BEDS, SWEET DREAMS, AND OTHERS, Brunnier Museum, Ames, IA

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

  • 2013
  • CLOUDS & WAVES, Hudson River Art Gallery, Iowa City
  • 2010
  • MEDITATIONS ON THE MISSISSIPPI, Art Salon at the Figge, Davenport
  • 2009-12
  • TWELVE VIEWS OF WATER Touring Exhibition, Iowa Arts Council Grant
    Muscatine Art Center, The Waterloo Centers for the Arts
    Dubuque Art Museum, Clear Lake Fine Arts Center
  • 2008
  • The BLUES, Hentschel Art Gallery, Des Moines IA
  • 2007
  • MEDITATIONS ON WATER, Hudson River Gallery, Iowa City IA
  • 2006
  • WATER LILIES, QC Botanical Center, Moline IL
  • 2005
  • MOONLIGHT ON THE MISSISSIPPI, Englert Gallery Iowa City IA
  • 2001
  • MOONLIGHT ON THE MISSISSIPPI, Great River Bank & Trust, Davenport
  • 2000
  • THE FLOATING WORLD, Design Ranch, Iowa City IA
  • 1998
  • NEW WORKS, Nina Liu Gallery, Charleston SC
  • 1997
  • REFLECTIONS ON THE RIVER, Muscatine Museum of Art, Muscatine IA
  • 2006
  • WHERE STARS ARE BORN, Nina Liu Gallery, Charleston SC
  • 1995
  • LEAFING, M C Ginsberg Fine Art, Iowa City IA
  • 1994
  • NEW MOON SEARCHING FOR THE OLD MOON'S ARMS, MC Ginsberg
    Fine Art, Iowa City IA
  • 1993
  • NEW WORKS, Campbell-Steele Gallery, Marion IA
  • 1992
  • HAPPINESS, MC Ginsberg Fine Art, Iowa City IA
  • 1989
  • BOTANICALS, Iowa State Bank, Iowa City IA
  • 1988
  • IMAGES FROM SPIRIT LAKE, MC Ginsberg Fine Art, Iowa City IA
  • 1987
  • WATERS: FROM STORM LAKE, Witter Gallery, Storm Lake IA
  • 1987
  • SPRING MEDITATIONS, Iowa City Public Library, Iowa City IA
  • 1986
  • COMET, MOON AND RIVER, Iowa Artisans Gallery, Iowa City IA
  • 1986
  • SPRING MEDITATIONS, West Mar College, Le Mars, IA
  • 1986
  • INDIAN SUMMERS/WINTER WALKS, UIHC, University of Iowa IA
  • 1985
  • WATER, LAND AND SKY, Marvin Cone Gallery, Coe College, Cedar Rapids IA
  • 1985
  • SMALL WORKS, Market House Gallery, Mt. Carroll IL
  • 1985
  • RIVER THEMES, LeClaire Line Gallery, LeClaire, IA
  • 1985
  • HOW I SAW IOWA AND THE RIVER, Great River Bank & Trust, Princeton IA
  • 1985
  • SPRING MEDITATIONS, Hayles Gallery, Aspen, CO
  • 1984
  • BETWEEN EVENING & DAWN, Armstrong Gallery Cornell College, Mt Vernon
  • 1983
  • DIRECTIONS, McAuley Gallery, Mt. Mercy College, Cedar Rapids IA
  • 1981
  • BOOKS AND PAGES, Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis MO

REGIONAL COMPETITION EXHIBITIONS

  • 2015
  • DUBUQUE MUSEUM OF ART BIENNIAL, Dubuque IA
  • 2015
  • MIDWEST SUMMER: LIGHT AND WARMTH, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids IA
  • 2004
  • GRAND EXCURSION EXHIBITION, Quad City Arts, Rock Island, IL
  • 1993
  • SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL ROCK ISLAND FINE ARTS EXHIBITION, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
  • 1986
  • WEST COAST FURNITURE DESIGN, hand-printed folding screen, Highlight Gallery, Mendocino CA
  • 1983
  • 35th ANNUAL IOWA ARTISTS, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines IA
  • 1982
  • 34th Annual Iowa Artists, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
  • 1982
  • PAPER/FIBER V, Clapp Recital Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • 1981
  • 33rd ANNUAL IOWA ARTISTS, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines IA
  • 1980
  • 32nd ANNUAL IOWA ARTISTS, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines IA
  • 1979
  • 31st ANNUAL IOWA ARTISTS, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines IA
  • 1979
  • PAPER/FIBER II, Old Brick, Iowa City, IA, (Best in Show Award)
  • 1978
  • 30th ANNUAL IOWA ARTISTS, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines IA
  • 1975
  • A PICTORAL HISTORY OF THE WORLD, Charlotte Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City MO

INVITATIONAL GROUP SHOWS

  • 2016
  • MISSISSIPPI RIVER VIEWS, Selections from the Muscatine Art Center at Figge Art Museum, Davenport IA
  • 2013-14
  • TRI-STATE INVITATIONAL, THREE WOMEN ARTISTS/ THREE STATES: MINNESOTA, WISCONSIN, IOWA.Representing Iowa
    Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona MN
  • 2004
  • SPACE THEORY: PHYSICS, ART AND DESIGN, Arts Iowa City, Special Guest Lecturer, Dr. James Van Allen
  • 2003
  • ART IN BLOOM, Freeport Art Center, Freeport, IL
  • 2002
  • BEYOND 9-11: The Art Of Renewal in Iowa, www.beyond9-11.org
  • 2002
  • INFINITE RESPECT/ENDURING DIGNITY, University of Iowa, Humanities Iowa
  • 2001
  • MAKING WAVES: THE ART OF ASIAN PAPER, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
  • 1999
  • FLORAL INVITATIONAL, Gallery 325, Iowa City, IA
  • 1992
  • IOWA WOMAN EXHIBITION, Arts Iowa City, Iowa City, IA
  • 1992
  • AREA COLLEGE FACULTY EXHIBITION, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
  • 1991
  • THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER, Textile Arts International, Minneapolis
  • 1990
  • FACULTY EXHIBITION, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
  • 1988
  • KITTSTEINER, MITCHEL, PURINGTON, Peter M. David Gallery, Minneapolis
  • 1988
  • KATSIAFICAS, PURINGTON, SCHEDL, The University of Iowa Museum of Art
  • 1988
  • SPRING MEDITATIONS, Textile Arts International, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1987
  • SUMMER PLANTINGS, Textile Arts International, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1987
  • PACIFIC RIM INFLUENCE, Textile Arts International, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1986
  • SUMMER INVITATIONAL, Textile Arts International, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1981
  • PAPER/FIBER INVITATIONAL, Clapp Recital Hall, University of Iowa

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

  • 2005
  • MAKING WAVES, Boll’s Community Center, City of Princeton IA
  • 2004
  • MAKING WAVES, Boll’s Community Center, City of Princeton IA
  • 2002
  • MAKING WAVES, Bolls's Community Center, City of Princeton, IA
  • 1989
  • Artist-In-Residence, Indigo/Calico, Dyeing/Printing, Amana Artist Guild, West Amana, IA
  • 1989
  • Artist in the Schools, IAC/NEA, Red Rock, IA
  • 1988
  • Artist in Residence, Iowa Lake Community College, Spirit Lake, IA
  • 1988
  • Artist in the Schools, IAC/NEA, Marengo, IA
  • 1987
  • Solo Artist Residency, Wittier Library & Gallery, Storm Lake, IA
  • 1987
  • Artist in the Schools, IAC/NEA, Wilton, IA
  • 1986
  • Artist in the Schools, IAC/NEA, Clinton, IA
  • 1985
  • Artist in the Schools, IAC/NEA, Marion, IA
  • 1984
  • Artist in Residence, Association of University Women, Denison, IA
  • 1984
  • Art in the Parks Residence, Dubuque Art Association, Dubuque, IA
  • 1983
  • Artist in the Schools, IAC/NEA, Clinton, IA
  • 1982
  • Artist in the Schools, IAC/NEA, Iowa City, IA
  • 1981
  • Artist in the Schools, IAC/NEA, Creston, IA
  • 1981
  • Textile Design Workshop, NE Iowa Weavers Guild, Waterloo, IA
  • 1980
  • Watercolor Workshop, Amana Artist Guild, Amana, IA
  • 1980
  • Artist in the Schools, IAC/NEA, Charles City, IA

AWARDS AND GRANTS

  • 2010
  • Iowa Arts Council Artist Mini-Grant, update www.nancyLpurington.com
  • 2007
  • Major Artist Grant, Iowa Arts Council: Twelve Views of Water Touring Exhibition, Supported in part by the Iowa Arts Council, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts,
    Muscatine Art Center, The Waterloo Centers for the Arts
  • 2007
  • Artist Mini-Grant, Iowa Arts Council, Archive Artworks: Moonlight on the Mississippi
  • 2000
  • STAR Award (Service to the Arts in our Region) Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 1989
  • Iowa Governor's Outstanding Volunteer Service Award/Arts Advocacy
  • 1988
  • Creative Artists' Grant, Iowa Arts Council, Touring Exhibition Support
  • 1985
  • Iowa Arts Council Grant for Touring Exhibition: Comet Meteor Earth
  • 1984
  • Council on Teaching Award, The University of Iowa
  • 1983
  • Fine Arts Council Grant, The University of Iowa
  • 1982
  • Council on Teaching Grant, The University of Iowa

LECTURES/PUBLICATIONS

  • 2015
  • Moonlight on the Mississippi, (Penfield Books) Presentation, Book Signing Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City, December 4, 2015
  • 2012
  • My Grandma's Songs, by Gwendolyn Countryman, (book illustrator)
  • 2010
  • Twelve Views of Water, Lecture, Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque IA
  • 2009
  • Twelve Views of Water, touring exhibition catalogue, 48 full color pages, published by the Waterloo Center for the Arts
  • 2009
  • Art Educators of Iowa Conference, Lecture, Twelve Views of Water Waterloo Center for the Arts, Waterloo IA
  • 2003
  • Oregionality, Quad City Times Hard Cover Publication, Davenport IA
  • 2003
  • Home, Lecture, National League of American Pen Women, Iowa City IA
  • 2002
  • September 11, 2002, Reflections, Iowa City Press Citizen
  • 2000
  • Iowa Women Artists, Oral History Project by Jane Robinette 
    Iowa Women's Archives, University of Iowa Libraries
  • 1992
  • Desert Images: Ancient/Future, Presentation of Artwork Installation for Mike O'Callaghan Federal Hospital, Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas NV
    Hansen Lind Meyer Architects & Engineers, Iowa City IA
  • 1993
  • Art of the Diaspora, Lecture, Iowa Advanced Technology Laboratory
  • 1989
  • Iowa Woman, Spring Issue/Cover and Feature
  • 1989
  • Women in Art on Art, Lecture, Maharishi International University, Fairfield IA
  • 1987
  • Adire Cloth, National Surface Design Conference, Lecture, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City MO
  • 1987
  • The Pacific Rim Influence, Lecture, Textile Arts International, Minneapolis, MN

NON-PROFIT, COMMUNITY ARTS DEVELOPMENT, PROJECTS & POSITIONS

  • 2005
  • IOWA GREAT PLACES PROJECT PROPOSAL: to develop a Community Center for Arts and Culture on the Mississippi River, Princeton IA
  • 2003
  • Arts Iowa City, Treasurer, Board of Directors
  • 2001-2
  • Arts Iowa City, Executive Director
  • 1999
  • Arts Iowa City, President of the Board of Directors
  • 1999
  • City of Iowa City, Public Art Advisory Committee, Chairperson
  • 1999
  • Iowa City Cultural District Discussion Group Facilitator/ Epicenter Initiative
  • 1997
  • IOWA AVENUE / LITERARY WALK, Concept Creator
    Public Art Consultant, City of Iowa City, Downtown Streetscape Project
  • 1997
  • Public Art Program Proposal, Co-Author via IC Area Chamber of Commerce
    Approved by the Iowa City Council, creating a Resolution
    Establishing The State of Iowa's 1st Municipal Public Art Program
  • 1996-7
  • Co-authored PUBLIC ART PROGRAM PROPOSAL for the City of Iowa City, Public Art Program Proposal Approved by Iowa City Area Chamber
  • 1992-98
  • Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce, Arts/Business Partnership Committee
    Representing Arts Iowa City
  • 1987-9
  • CREATIVE ARTIST PLANNING PROJECT (CAPP), Iowa Arts Council
    Literary, performing and visual artists community think tank

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

  • DUBUQUE MUSEUM OF ART, Dubuque IA
  • FIGGE ART MUSEUM, Davenport IA
  • MUSCATINE ART CENTER, Mississippi River Views Collection, Muscatine IA
  • UNIVERSITY OF IOWA MUSEUM OF ART, Iowa City IA
  • WATERLOO CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Waterloo IA

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

  • LUCAS STATE OFFICE BUILDING, Des Moines IA
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, Pappajohn Business Building
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, Iowa Memorial Union Building
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, College of Dentistry
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, Bellon/Blank Center
  • KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Cedar Rapids IA
  • THE KIRKWOOD REGIONAL CENTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, Coralville IA
  • THE KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE, Kansas City MO

HEALING ARTS COLLECTIONS

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, Hospitals and Clinics, Radiology
  • MERCY HOSPITAL, Cedar Rapids IA
  • MERCY HOSPITAL, Iowa City IA
  • ST. LUKES HOSPITAL, Cedar Rapids IA
  • TRINITY HOSPITAL, Bettendorf IA

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

  • FIRST BANK ANOKA, Minneapolis MN
  • BANK OF ARIZONA, Scottsdale AZ
  • FIRSTAR BANK, Cedar Rapids IA
  • WELLS FARGO, Davenport IA
  • BLACKHAWK BANK & TRUST, Davenport IA
  • FIRST TRUST, Cedar Rapids IA
  • COMMERCIAL FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Iowa City IA
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION, Coralville and North Liberty IA
  • US BANK, Iowa City IA
  • MIDWEST ONE, Iowa City IA
  • HILLS BANK, Iowa City IA

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

  • ACT Inc, Iowa City IA
  • ARIZONA COUNTRY CLUB, Scottsdale AZ
  • EMC Insurance, Des Moines IA
  • GENERAL DYNAMICS, Coralville IA
  • ORCHESTRA IOWA, Cedar Rapids IA
  • ORAL-B LABORATORIES, Iowa City IA
  • KROY, Scottsdale AZ
  • AMERICAN AIRLINES, Admirals Club, Lambert Airport, St. Louis MO
  • HANSEN LIND MEYER ARCHITECTS, Iowa City IA
  • NOEL LEVITZ, Iowa City IA
  • MIDAMERICAN ENERGY, Davenport IA

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