Nancy Spriggs

Nancy Spriggs, whose “lifelong love affair with the human figure” began under the tutelage of Stuart Davis and William Baziotes years ago. “My fascination with mixed media,” Spriggs says, “is due to my belief that to live fully, and survive, the answer is to turn negatives into positives.“

Spriggs, sometimes referred to as a “semi-figurative expressionist,” spent much of her youth as a parent and civic leader, organizing seminars for the League of Women Voters. She returned to painting when she saw that fewer and fewer young women were volunteering their time in civic organizations, preferring to join the Women’s Liberation Movement. Liberating herself, she returned to the “essence of life” the “arrangement of forms and textures and colors on canvas.”
She has exhibited her works in New York City at  Caelum Gallery, Veridian, Denise Bibro Fine Art, Spring Studio, Donnell Library Center, Jefferson Market Library, and in Connecticut at Landmark Gallery in Weston and the Stamford Art Association. Her work is included in several prominent American, South American and European collections.

2004                 Crosby Painting Studio, NYC
2001                  Jefferson Market Regional Library
1999                  Irving Sherwood Wright Center Sivermine
1998                  Caelum Gallery
1996                  Denise Bibro Gallery, NYC
1995                  Veridian, NYC
1993                  Gallery korea, NYC
1992                 Jadite, NYC
1991                  Townhall Gallery, Weston, CT
1989                 Crème Gallery, Paris
                           The River Gallery, Westport, CT
1985                 Townhall Gallery, Weston, CT
                           Bowery Gallery, NYC
1984                 Donnell Balcony Gallery, NYC
1983                  Landmark Gallery, Stamford, CT
1981                  Weston Public Library, CT
1950                 Beppi Guzzi, Rome
1951                  Stuart Davis, The New School
1952                 William Baziotes, MOMA Art School
1960’s             China Institute, NYC
1970-90         The Art Students League: J. Leur, Marshall Glaser, R. Baranick, Bruce Dorfman, Leo Manso
1986                  Linda Shearer (MOMA), Silvermine R.D. Rich Co.
1983/4             Awards at Stamford Art Association
Private collections in U.S., Brazil, England, France, Germany, and Switzerland. Ashland Oil purchased four works