Nancy Friese is a painter living and working in Providence, Rhode Island. She received a MA from the University of California-Berkeley and a MFA from Yale University School of Art. She teaches painting at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Friese’s plein air landscape paintings are stunningly colorful and expressionist. She has shown work at the Barbican Center, London; Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark; Tokyo’s Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan; Bronx River Art Center, International Center of Print New York, The New York Public Library and Snug Harbor Cultural Center, New York, New York; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, and Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, New York; College of Wooster Art Museum, Ohio; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia; North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks; and the RISD Museum of Art, Providence. Her works are in 50 corporate and museum collections and over a hundred private collections. Friese participated in a number of collaborative print projects, presented various workshops, and received fellowships such as the Lila Acheson Wallace Giverny Fellowship, a Blanche E. Colman Award, Pollock-Krasner Foundation funding and a George Sugarman Foundation Grant for painting. Artist’s Resource Trust (A.R.T.) funded her exhibition and residency at Trustman Gallery.

In June of 2014 Nancy Friese completed a project at Oehme Graphics. She spent the week documenting Steamboat’s natural world with a series of watercolor monotypes. Nancy created four 32 3/4” x 27 1/4” inch watercolor monotypes of the river-scapes in Steamboat. She and Sue worked together to translate one of the watercolor monotypes into a 4-plate Solarplate etching, which will be printed in a small edition of twelve. She also made 6 linoleum blocks, which became two editions, the first being a gorgeous triptych measuring nearly 60” wide with border, titled Wind and Trees. Sue and Nancy also decided to print 3 of the “tree” blocks on a single sheet, creating a dense and atmospheric print echoing the spirit of the mountains, titled Among the Trees.

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