About the Artist

NANCY FARRELL – BS, MS, BA
72 McArthur Dr., Guelph, Ontario, N1L 1T8
nancy@nancyfarrell.com

EDUCATION

  • 1993, B.A. Honours Fine Art, University of Guelph
  • 1995-2015, Continuing Education Study in the US and Canada. Studied with Peter Kolisnyk and John Leonard in Canada and Steven Aimone and Nicholas Wilton in the US
  • 2008, Sculpture Mentorship, Burlington Cultural Centre, Ontario
  • 2010, Ceramic Mentorship, Burlington Cultural Centre, Ontario
  • 2016, Residency, Atlantic Centre for the Arts, Florida, US

SOLO,  TWO-PERSON, GUEST ARTIST SHOWS

  • 2019, “Manhattens”, Guelph, ON
  • 2018, “Atmosphere”, Guelph, ON
  • 2016, “There Were Signs in the Sky”, Homer Watson Gallery, Kitchener, ON
  • 2015, “Encore 4”, Kitchener, ON
  • 2014, “Flux and Flow”, Neilson Park Creative Center, Etobicoke, ON
  • 2013, The Poetic Landscape, Whitestone Gallery, Guelph, ON
  • 2013, “no time for small chat”, Emporium, Mount Forest, ON
  • 2013, ”Survey”, City Hall, Elora, ON
  • 2012, “Encore II”, Kitchener, ON
  • 2011, “The Shape of Things to Come”, Red Brick Café, Guelph, ON
  • 2011, “Encore”, Kitchener, ON
  • 2011, “I Found My Place In The World”, Whitestone Gallery, Guelph, ON
  • 2010, “More Than Meets The Eye”, Manhatten’s, Guelph,ON
  • 2009, “Echo of the Invisible World”, Kitchener, ON
  • 2009, “Melange Etrange”, Whitestone Gallery, Guelph, On
  • 2009, “The Art of Abstraction”, Smith-Valeriote, Guelph, ON
  • 2008, “The Art of Becoming”, Cambridge Centre for the Arts, Cambridge
  • 2007, “A Journey Through Abstraction”, Gardiner’s Cottage, Glenhyrst Art Gallery
  • 2005, “Nature Meets Technology”, Sun Life Insurance Co., Waterloo
  • 2003, “Beauty in Pollution”, Barber Gallery, Guelph,
  • 1999, “Adventures in Landscape Painting”, Ashton/Evicta Gallery, Toronto
  • 1999, “The “I” of the Story”, Wellington Co. Museum and Gallery, Elora
  • 1998, “Of the Earth”, Bookshelf Gallery, Guelph
  • 1997, “Looking in. . . Looking Out”, Williams Mill Gallery, Glen Williams
  • 1997, Solo Display, Artisans Store, Guelph
  • 1993, Honours Thesis Show, Zavitz Gallery, University of Guelph

GROUP SHOWS

  • 2020, ArtsPay online, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON
  • 2020, Federation Gallery, on line, Vancouver, BC
  • 2020,GST Show, R.I.C.A. Gallery, Guelph, ON
  • 2018, GST Group Show, Kloepfer Gallery, Guelph, ON
  • 2018, That’s The Spirit, Walter Fedy, Kitchener, ON
  • 2018, MAST, Union Street, Kitchener, ON
  • 2017, Colour and Form Society, Red Dot Gallery, Georgetown, ON
  • 2017, Arts on the Credit, Port Credit, ON
  • 2017, Stratford Campus, U of W, Guest Artist, Stratford, ON
  • 2016, Home for the Holidays, Williams Mill Centre, Glen Williams, ON
  • 2016, Stones Returned, Gallery M, Cambridge, ON
  • 2016, Human By Nature, Dorland-Haight Gallery, Milton, ON
  • 2016, Brain Games, Neilson Park Creative Art Centre, Etobicoke, ON
  • 2016, Whitestone:Eleven, Bartlett Gallery, Alton, ON
  • 2016, Illumine Gallery, St Thomas, ON
  • 2015, Bartlett Gallery, Alton, ON
  • 2015, Whitestone Gallery, Redux, Gallery M, Cambridge, ON
  • 2014, “Rhythm”, Imagemaker Gallery, Port Credit, ON
  • 2014, Whitestone Gallery Collective Monthly Shows, Guelph, ON
  • 2013, Harris Artists’ Collective, Elora Centre for the Arts, Elora,ON
  • 2013, Spotted Moose Emporium, Mount Forest, ON
  • 2012, Guelph Studio Tour Show, Guelph Civic Museum, Guelph, ON
  • 2012, “14 Hands”, Elora Centre for the Arts, ON
  • 2012, “Sideroads”, Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre, Glen Williams, ON
  • 2012, “Artistic License Required”, Elora Centre for the Arts, ON
  • 2012, “Inside Out”, Private Group Show, Ariss, ON
  • 2012, “Urban Forest Painted”, Oakville City Hall, Oakville, ON
  • 2011, “Critical Path”, AIC Gallery, Burlington Art Centre, ON
  • 2011, Square Foot Show, Twist Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 2011, Harris Collective Group Shows, Elora, ON
  • 2011, Whitestone Collective Group Shows, Guelph, ON
  • 2010, “Call of the Sirens”, Barber Gallery, Guelph, ON
  • 2010, “Eyefull IV”, Glen Williams Gallery, Glen Williams, ON
  • 2010, “Shift Happens: Sculpture Mentor Project”, BAC, Burlington, ON
  • 2010, “Earth Day”, Gallery in the Garden, Etobicoke, ON
  • 2010, “Cwen Twenty Ten”, Barber Gallery, Guelph, ON
  • 2010, Whitestone Collective Group Shows, Guelph, ON
  • 2010, Harris Collective Group Show, Elora, ON
  • 2009, “Art-2009”, Convention Centre, Toronto, ON
  • 2009, “Face to Face”, Sculptors Society of Canada, Toronto
  • 2009, “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” Barber Gallery, Guelph
  • 2009, “Pigments of the Imagination”, Whitestone Gallery, Guelph
  • 2008, First Group Show, Alma Gallery, Guelph
  • 2008, There’s No Place Like Home, Williams Mill Gallery, Glen Williams
  • 2008, Fire In The Head, Armagh, Barber Gallery, Guelph
  • 2007, La Convivencia, Barber Gallery, Guelph
  • 2007, Fire in the Head, Barber Gallery, Guelph
  • 2007, Earthborn IV, Canadian Sculpture Center, Toronto
  • 2007, A Visual Feast, Guelph Civic Museum, Guelph
  • 2007, I’m for Real, Streetsville, ON
  • 2006, Small Works Show, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto
  • 2006, Fired-Up Figures, Arkell Schoolhouse, Arkell, ON
  • 2005, Artist’s Choice Exhibition, Koffler Arts Centre, Toronto
  • 2005, Guelph Studio Tour 20th Anniv. Show, Guelph Civic Museum
  • 2005, Millworks, Georgetown Cultural Centre
  • 2005, Marking Passage, Wellington Co. Museum, Fergus, ON
  • 2005, Earthbound II, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON
  • 2004, Grand Views: Nature, Culture and Intrusion, Guelph Civic Museum, Guelph
  • 2003, Endless 3D-tales, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto
  • 2003, The Art of Giving, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto
  • 2003, Genius Loci, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo
  • 2003, Celebrating Guelph, Barber Gallery, Guelph
  • 2002, Pulse 3, Canadian Sculpture Society Gallery, Toronto
  • 2002, Elemental Landscapes (Artists’ Collective), Barber Gallery, Guelph
  • 2001, A Grand River Journey (Artists’ Collective), Glenhyrst Art Gallery. Brantford
  • 2001, Sculpture.worx, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
  • 2001, Light, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto
  • 2001, Trans-Canada Trail Exhibition, Harrison-Minto Gallery, Harriston
  • 2001, Trans-Canada Trail Exhibition, Dufferin County Museum, Orangeville
  • 2000, New Members Show, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto
  • 2000, Drawing on the Figure, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo
  • 2000, Earthborn 2000, Robert Langen Gallery, Waterloo
  • 2000, By Water…By Trail, Guelph Civic Museum, Guelph
  • 2000, Stick’em Up, A show of collage, Williams Mill Gallery, Glen Williams
  • 2000, A Show of Hands, Arkell Gallery, Arkell
  • 2000, Water’s Edge, Eldon Gallery, Waterloo
  • 1999, Image After Image, Georgetown Cultural Centre, Georgetown
  • 1998, Portrait of the Artist, Wellington Co. Museum, Elora
  • 1997, Wellington Co. Prints, Ki Design, Guelph
  • 1997-2007, Guelph Studio Tour, Guelph
  • 1997, The Spring Arts Festival, The Williams Mill, Glen Williams
  • 1996, Woodcut Show, Ki Design, Guelph
  • 1996, Riverside Art, Terra Cotta
  • 1995, Meridian Group Show, Guelph
  • 1995, Fusion, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo
  • 1994-6, Studio 1870, Erin, ON
  • 1994, North of 7, Georgetown Cultural Centre and Gallery, Georgetown
  • 1994, An Exhibition of Woodcuts, Sun-Art Gallery, Elora
  • 1993, Fresh Art, Guelph Public Museum, Guelph
  • 1993, Human Sexuality, Zavitz Gallery, University of Guelph

JURIED SHOWS

  • 2020, Federation of Canadian Artists-Toronto, ON
  • 2020, International Society of Acrylic Painters, International
  • 2018,  SCA, Online Juried, Society Canadian Artists, Toronto, ON
  • 2018, CFS Members Show, Red Door Gallery, Georgetown, ON
  • 2018, Point of View, COAA, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
  • 2018, Canadian Landmarks, Colour and Form Society, Milton, ON
  • 2017, Landscape Exhibition, Orillia Museum of Art and History, Orillia, ON
  • 2017, KW Society of Artists, Homer Watson House and Gallery, Kitchener, ON
  • 2017, Etobicoke Art Group, Etobicoke City Hall, Etobicoke, ON
  • 2017, International Society of Acrylic Painters, Online, US
  • 2016, Society of Canadian Artists, Etobicoke Civic Centre, Etobicoke, ON
  • 2016, Toronto Outdoor Exhibition,Toronto, ON
  • 2015, Colour and Form Society, Etobicoke City Hall, ON
  • 2015, Etobicoke Art Group, Etobicoke, ON
  • 2015, FASM Juried Show, Milton, ON
  • 2015, Berlin Tower Art Show, Kitchener, ON
  • 2015, KWSA Juried Show, Homer Watson Gallery, Kitchener, ON
  • 2015, Guelph Studio Tour, Guelph, ON
  • 2015, Society of Canadian Artists Online Show
  • 2014, Toronto Outdoor Exhibition, Toronto, ON
  • 2014, Guelph Creative Arts, Guelph, ON
  • 2013, Spirit & Vision, Homer Watson Gallery, Kitchener, ON
  • 2012, KWSA Juried Show, Gallery Double T, Kitchener, ON
  • 2012, War and Peace, Glynhurst Gallery, Brantford, ON
  • 2012, Insights, Wellington Place, Elora, ON
  • 2012, Etobicoke Art Group Annual Juried Ex., Etobicoke, ON
  • 2012, Open Book, Whitestone Gallery, Guelph, ON
  • 2012, ISAP International On Line Exhibition
  • 2011, TimeFrame, Alton, ON
  • 2011, Insights, Elora, ON
  • 2010, Impact, Neilson Park, Etobicoke, ON
  • 2010, ArtWorks, Oakville, ON
  • 2010, CrossSections, Button Factory, Waterloo, ON
  • 2010, Insights, Wellington Place, Elora, ON
  • 2010, 2009 Guelph Studio Tour, Guelph, On
  • 2009, COAA, “Cross-Sections”, Barber Gallery, Guelph, On
  • 2009, Toronto Art Expo, Toronto Convention Centre
  • 2008, Insights Juried Exhibition, Wellington Place, Elora
  • 2008, Toronto Art Expo, Toronto Convention Centre
  • 2007, From Table to Wall, You Me Gallery, Hamilton
  • 2007, Insights Juried Exhibition, Wellington Place, Elora
  • 2006, Juried Art Exhibition, Glenhyst Art Gallery, Brantford
  • 2005, Fireworks, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo
  • 2005, John Sommer Juried Art Exhibition, Georgetown
  • 2002-03-05, Toronto Outdoor Exhibition, Toronto
  • 2002, Canadian Opera Co., Hummingbird Centre. Toronto
  • 2002, Canadian Society of Artists, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
  • 1990, 92, 93, 95, 97, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, Earthborn, Kitchener-Waterloo
  • 1999, The Last Picture Show, Art-in Guelph Gallery, Guelph
  • 1998, 2000, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford
  • 1998, Region of Peel Juried Show, Brampton,
  • 1997, Open Juried Show, Cambridge Library & Gallery, Cambridge
  • 1997, Pearl, SCA 30th Anniversary Show, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto,
  • 1996, Society of Canadian Artists, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
  • 1996, 23rd Annual Juried Show, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton
  • 1996, Insights ’96 Juried Show, Wellington County Museum
  • 1996, Crossection ’96, Homer Watson Gallery, Doon
  • 1994,95, InSight, Burlington Art Centre, Burlington
  • 1994, Art Gallery of Mississauga
  • 1994,98,2000, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford
  • 1994, Sovereignty, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph
  • 1993, Open Juried Exhibition, Cambridge Gallery, Cambridge
  • 1989,93,94,96,98,2000,02,04, Insights Juried Show, Wellington Co. Museum, Elora
  • 1988, Celebration, Seagram Museum, Waterloo

AWARDS

  • 2020, Second Prize, Federation of Canadian Artists-Toronto, ON
  • 2020, Signature Status, International Society of Acrylic Painters, International
  • 2017, Honourable Mention, KWSA, Kitchener, ON
  • 2017, Honourable Mention, Etobicoke Art Group, Etobicoke, ON
  • 2015, People’s Choice Award, KWSA, Homer Watson Gallery, Kitchener, ON
  • 2015, Honourable Mention, KWSA, Homer Watson Gallery, Kitchener, ON
  • 2014, First Prize, Guelph Creative Arts, Guelph, ON
  • 2012, Honourable Mention, Etobicoke Juried Show, Etobicoke, ON
  • 2011, Best Sculpture, Insights, Elora, ON
  • 2011, Honourable Mention, Alton Mill Gallery, Alton, ON
  • 2007, Best in Show Award, Yes No Gallery, Hamilton
  • 2005, H. Goodman Best in Show Award, Fireworks, Clay/Glass Gallery, Waterloo
  • 2005, Fusion Board Purchase Award, Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo
  • 2005, Honourable Mention, J. Sommer Exhibition, Georgetown
  • 2004, D&S Smith Award for Painting, Insights, Elora
  • 2003, Sculpture Award, Earthborn, Univ of Waterloo, Waterloo
  • 2002, Best Hand-Built Piece, Robert Langen Gallery, Waterloo
  • 2002, Society of Canadian Artists, Golden Award, Toronto
  • 2000, Sculpture Award, Insights 2000, Wellington Place, Elora
  • 1999, Prize, The Last Picture Show, Art-in-Guelph Gallery, Guelph
  • 1999, Award of Merit, Earthborn, Canadian Clay and Glass, Waterloo
  • 1997, Best Hand-Built Piece, Earthborn 97, Kitchener-Waterloo Gallery
  • 1996, Award of Merit, Earthborn 96, Canadian Clay & Glass Museum
  • 1996, Honourable Mention, Peel Gallery Juried Show, Brampton
  • 1996, Elora Pottery Award, Insights Juried Show, Elora
  • 1996, Prize, Erin Summer Arts Festival
  • 1996. Honourable Mention, Guelph Creative Arts Show, Guelph
  • 1996, Juror’s Choice, Crossection, Homer Watson Gallery, Doon
  • 1995. Honourable Mention, Guelph Creative Arts
  • 1994, Third Prize, InSight Juried Show, Burlington
  • 1994, Second Prize, Insights Juried Show, Wellington Place, Elora
  • 1994, Best Mixed Media, Earthborn, K-W Gallery, Kitchener
  • 1994, Best Primitive Firing, Earthborn, K-W Gallery, Kitchener
  • 1993, 94, Honourable Mention, Guelph Creative Arts
  • 1990, Prize, Guelph Creative Arts
  • 1990, Best Primitive Firing, Earthborn
  • 1988, Heinz-Jordan Award, University of Guelph
  • 1987, Honourable Mention, Guelph Creative Arts, Barber Gallery

PUBLICATIONS

  • Image published in Lark Books, 2003, “Alternative Kilns & Firing”
  • Image published in Lark Books, 2004, “100 Figures”
  • Drawings included in Lark Books, 2009, “Expressive Drawing”

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Central Ontario Arts Association
  • Sculpture Society of Canada
  • Guelph Creative Arts Association
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Society of Artists
  • CARFAC
  • Whitestone Collective, Guelph

TEACHING

  • Guelph Sculpture Group
  • Private Mentor
  • Non-Objective Painting, private group

COLLECTIONS

  • Wellington County Public Museums
  • Burlington Cultural Centre
  • Georgetown Cultural Centre

CURRENT GALLERIES

  • Barber Gallery, Guelph
  • Dorland-Haight Gallery, Milton