United States contemporary
Nancy Friese's landscapes reflect nature's forms using colors, lights, textures and spaces from a chosen view and a specific place. Friese's paintings and prints have been exhibited in more than twenty-five solo shows and 170 group shows, nationally and internationally. The recipient of several prestigious competitions and awards, Friese has received three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, including the Japan-US Friendship Commission Creative Artist Fellowship. She was granted a 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.
Nancy Friese received an M.F.A. in printmaking from Yale University School of Art and studied in the graduate painting program at the University of California, Berkeley. She studied painting and printmaking at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and was a recipient of a Yale University Summer School of Music and Art at Norfolk fellowship. She has a B.S. from the University of North Dakota.