Like the fantastic imagined landscapes she creates, Nancy Tobin has constructed her career in layers: varied but consistent in its commitment to form, technique and process. Her dedication to art-making started early, in a basement studio she created at age 10 in her parents home in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Following the path open to the youngest child in a blue-collar family, she parlayed a degree in commercial art into a successful career as an award winning graphic designer and children’s book illustrator. Tobin moved to San Francisco (where she studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute), then relocated to the New York area in 2001.
During her New York years, Nancy’s painting took flight. She’s has solo and group exhibitions in galleries across the country, including the Cue Gallery in New York, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Michigan, Orange County Center for Contemporary art in California, and Mason Gross at Rutgers University and the Pierro Gallery in New Jersey. In 2007, Tobin won the Brodsky Center for Innovative Print and Papermaking fellowship at Rutgers University. Her work has been acquired by numerous private and museum collections. Less