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NAN CURTIS
Portland, Oregon 
www.nancurtis.com
 
EDUCATION
1991  MFA University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. Sculpture.
1988  BA The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH. Sculpture.
     Received Departmental Honors.
1986  Blossom Summer Art Program, Kent State University,
             Kent, OH. Studied with Antony Gormley and
             Richard Deacon.
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015  Site Specific Installation and Lecture, Mira Costa
             College, San Diego, CA.
2012  PeepHole, MeZ(s)a gallery, Portland, OR
2011  The Rekindling, NINE Gallery, Portland, OR.
2010  The Space Between Us, a collaboration with
             Martin Houston, CaseWorks, Reed College,
             Portland.
2009  New Work, FOURTEEN30 Contemporary, Portland.
2008  True Colors, Linfield College, Miller Gallery,
             McMinnville, OR.
2002  HomeBody #2 (Another Look), Elizabeth Leach
             Gallery, Portland, OR.
2001 12th Avenue Project, in collaboration with Martin
            Houston, PICA (Portland Institute for Contemporary
            Art) and RACC (Regional Arts and Culture Council),
            Portland OR.
          NANCO, sponsor of  PICA , 2nd Annual Dada Ball
             Fundraiser, Portland, OR.
1998  an installation, Autzen Gallery, Portland State University,
             Portland, OR.
1997  Portable Sensory Stimulation Boxes, Collusion
             Unlimited, Seattle, WA.
1996  NANCO, Pulliam/Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR.
1995  Mannequins Dressed in Meaningless Clothes,
             The Portland Building Installation Art Space, Portland.
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015  PICA: Celebrating 20 Years – Reflecting on the
             First Decade, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR.
          Understory: Artists Respond to Leland Iron Works,
             curated by Mark Takiguchi, Oregon City, OR.
          PNCA Faculty and Alumni Exhibition, collaboration with
             Mack McFarland, PNCA Commons, Portland, OR.
  AIR Exhibition, Oregon College of Art and Craft,
             Portland, OR.
2013  PNCA Faculty Exhibition, PNCA Commons, Portland.
          Sculpture Faculty Exhibition, PNCA Manuel Izquierdo
             Gallery, Portland, OR.
2011  The Bonnie Bronson Fellows: 20 Years, Hoffman Gallery
             at Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR.
  PNCA Faculty Exhibition, PNCA Commons, Portland.
  CAP Art Auction, curated by Terri Hopkins, Portland.
2010  Motherlode, Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst.
          House Arrest, WorkSound, curated by MK Guth,
             Portland, OR.
2009  CAP Art Auction, curated by Rock Hushka,
             Honorable Mention, Portland, OR.
   PNCA Centennial Faculty Exhibition, PNCA Commons,
              Portland,OR.
2007  Affair at the Jupiter, Elizabeth Leach Gallery,
             Jupiter Hotel, Portland, OR.
2006  Things No One Ever Told Me, RAW (Reed Arts Week),
             Portland, OR.
2005   Landmark, PICA’s 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Portland.
           Mobile Home, traveling exhibit of Red Shoe Delivery
              Service, NottDance Festival, Nottingham, England.
           Northwest Biennial, Tacoma Art Museum, juried by
              Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Tacoma, WA.
2004  Affair at the Jupiter, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Jupiter Hotel,
             Portland, OR.
2003  Drawing, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR.
  The Modern Zoo, PCAC, Portland, OR
2001  Art Slate, curated by Henry Sayre, Condon, OR.
  The Charm Bracelet Project. curated by Brad Adkins,
             Portland, OR.
2000  Imagined Landscape, curated by Meg Shiffler, Consolidated
             Works, Seattle, WA.
  counter canvas, curated by Kristy Edmunds, PICA, Portland, OR.
  donut shop one, Bollenbach Art Labs, Portland, OR.
 
PUBLICATIONS
2016  The Rekindling, limited edition catalog, Container Corps,
              Portland, OR.
2012  Meza Project Space, catalog, Publication Studio, Portland, OR.
2011  Lewis & Clark College, Bonnie Bronson Fellows 20 Years, catalog.
  Hicks, Bob.  “Celebrating Bonnie Bronson and her art”, The 
      Oregonian.
          Hicks, Bob. “Curtis Appreciates ’gift’ of Bronson Fellowship”. The
 
     Oregonian.
2010  Hicks, Bob. “A motherhood of art”, The Oregonian.
2009  Snyder, Stephanie. ARTFORUM online Picks, October.
2008  Jahn, Jeff. PORT on line review.
2005  Allan, Lois. “Landmark”, ArtWeek.
“Creative Interdependence”, Portland Monthly.
“By Nan Curtis and Martin Houston”, Portland Monthly.
Rowe, DK. “Landmark”, The Oregonian.
2004    Graves, Jen. “The Arts: No need to wipe your feet before seeing 
carpet art”, The News Tribune, Tacoma, WA.
2004 Allan, Lois. “Core Sample”. ArtWeek.
Core Sample Catalog, Clear Cut Press.
2003 Speer, Richard. “Cut to THE CORE”, Willamette Week.
Bowie, Chas. “Visual Reviews”, The Mercury.
Webb, Tom. “Virescence”, The Bear Deluxe.
2002 Row, DK. “She’s feeling right at home”, The Oregonian.
Bowie, Chas. “Visual Reviews”, The Mercury.
2001 Interior Design Magazine, April, pp.92.
                Here and Gone, RACC (catalog).
2000 NPR, All Things Considered, “12th Avenue Project”.
Nkrumah, Wade. “Signs show way to art movement”, The 
Oregonian.
Row, DK. “Street art traffic jam”, The Oregonian.
Anna Fahey. “Eyes Wide Open”, Seattle Weekly.
Hackett, Regina. “Art and Life”, Seattle P-I.
Hall, Emily. “Landscape Ho!”, The Stranger, Seattle.
Raymond, Camela. “Art Movement”, The Oregonian.
Lambert, Lisa. “Industrial Donut”, The Willamette Week.
 
 
AWARDS, RESIDENCIES
2014 Golden Spot Residency, Oregon College of Arts and Craft, Portland.
2013 Caldera Residency with PNCA MFAVS, Sisters, Oregon.
PNCA Faculty Development Grant, PNCA, Portland, OR.
2012 Oregon Arts Commission (OAC), Individual Artists Fellowship, OR.
2011 20th Bonnie Bronson Fellowship, stipend and purchase award, 
Portland, OR.
Creative Capital Professional Development Workshop Scholarship, 
Portland, OR.
2005   “What Home Means to Me?”, commission from Suze Riley, Portland, 
OR.
2004 Caldera Residency, Sisters, Oregon.
Materials Grant, Marion’s Carpet, Portland, OR.
2001 “What Home Means to Me?”, commission from Suze Riley, Portland, 
OR.
2000 In Situ, with Martin Houston, PICA and RACC, Portland, OR.
Individual Artists Grant, with Heidi Carlsen, RACC, Portland, OR.
1999 Burdock Burns Individual Support Grant, Portland, OR.
Project Grant, RACC, Portland, OR.
1998 Individual Artists Grant, RACC, Portland, OR.
Stipend for a funded exhibit, RACC, Portland, OR.
1997 Honorarium, Portland State University, Portland, OR.
1995 Honorarium, Metropolitan Arts Commission, Portland, OR.
Symposium Honorarium, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX.
 
 
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2014-2016 Chair, Post Baccalaureate Residency, PNCA, Portland, OR.
2011-present Lead Faculty/GFA Major, PNCA, Portland, OR.
2007-present Assistant Professor, 3-D Design and all levels of Sculpture, 
MFA/BFA Mentor, GFA Advisor, PNCA.
2006 Visiting Lecturer, 5 week intensive, Pont Aven School of 
Contemporary Art, France.
2002-2006 Chair, Sculpture Department, PNCA, Portland, OR.
2000-2006 Director and Curator, Feldman Gallery+Project Space,
PNCA, Portland, OR.
1993-2006 Assistant Professor, Installation Art, 3-D Design, Mixed 
Media Sculpture, Metal Sculpture/Welding, 
Professional Practices, Gallery Management, PNCA, Portland, OR.
1999-2000 Visiting Assistant Professor, Sculpture and Drawing, Reed 
College, Portland, OR.