Art Rat Gallery Grand Opening Sept.10 5-9PM, 2021

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Nancy Tobin • 973.271.7521 • nancytobin@mac.com

Curriculum Vitae


Selected Exhibitions

  • West Michigan Arts Competition 2020 , LowellArts, Lowell, MI
  • 2009 BCIE Annual (Highlighting the Print and Papermaking Fellowship), Rutgers University Newark, NJ
  • Art Connections 5, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ 2008 Boson Exotic, Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark, NJ
  • What’s New, Montclair Public Museum, Montclair, NJ
  • Currents, Ben Shahn Galleries, William Patterson University, Wayne, NJ 2007 Sanctuary, Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark, NJ
  • Nowhere Here, two-person exhibition with Cheol Yu Kim, Mikail Zakin Gallery, Demarest, NJ
  • Essex Exposed, Pierro Gallery of South Orange, South Orange, NJ
  • Daylight Savings, City Without Walls/Seton Hall Law School Gallery, Newark, NJ
  • Viz, Trans-Genre Event, with poet Jerome Rothenberg, Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY
  • What’s New, Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ
  • Dynamic Exchange: Collaborative Works of Jerome Rothenberg, UCSD Library, San Diego, CA
  • 2006 Surface Tension: New Paintings by Nancy Tobin, ArtSpace 129, Montclair, NJ
  • Surface Tension: Works on Paper by Nancy Tobin, Block Gallery, Montclair, NJ
  • NurtureArt: Nurturing the Edge, Cue Foundation, New York, NY
  • Visible Word, The Center for Performing Arts at DeBaun, Hoboken, NJ
  • Winter Salon, ArtSpace 129, Montclair, NJ
  • 2005 Circular Logic, The Rosalind & Alfred Lippman Gallery, Short Hills, NJ
  • Red, Glen Ridge Women’s Club, Glen Ridge, NJ
  • As She Sees It: 8 Women Artists, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ
  • Artworks! Arts in the Marketplace, Arts Council of Morris, Florham Park, NJ
  • Infiltrations, 1978 Maplewood Arts Center, Maplewood, NJ
  • 2004 Focus on Collage, four-person exhibition, ArtSpace 129, Montclair, NJ
  • Self-Portrait 2004, Northwest Cultural Council, Barrington, IL
  • Remembrances of Things Past, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA
  • 10th Annual Gulf Coast National, Texas Artists Museum, Port Arthur, TX
  • Pareidolia, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
  • The Odds, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
  • Autumn in America, State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY
  • Contemporary Abstracts, Alameda Art Center, Alameda, CA
  • Compact Competition, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Portal Spaces Exhibit, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 2003 12th National Juried Show, Art Center of Northern New Jersey, New Milford, NJ 2000
  • Taking the Leap, Heritage Square, Emeryville, CA

Education

 

  • 1994-1998 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • 1978-1981 Kendall College of Art, Grand Rapids, MI

Publications

 

  • Three Poems (book of paintings and poems with poet Jerome Rothenberg), published by Hawk’s Well Press, 2007
  • Event, a Trans-Genre Anthology: (highlighting collaboration with poet Jerome Rothenberg, edited by Roxanne Power Hamilton, published by Viz. Inter-Arts, 2007
  • Art Start (instructional guide for Quiltage collage technique), written and illustrated by Nancy Tobin, Quiltage Press, 2003

Illustrated five highly acclaimed children’s educational books:

  • Fraction Fun by David A. Adler, illustrated by Nancy Tobin, Holiday House, 1996
  • Shape Up! By David A. Adler, illustrated by Nancy Tobin, Holiday House, 1998
  • How Tall, How Short, How Faraway by David A. Adler, illustrated by Nancy Tobin, Holiday House, 1999
  • Drip, Drop: How Water Gets to Your Tap by Barbara Seuling, illustrated by Nancy Tobin, Holiday House, 2000
  • Flick A Switch: How Electricity Gets to Your House by Barbara Seuling, illustrated by Nancy Tobin, Holiday House, 2003

Bibliography

  • The Montclair Times, “Winter Salon: Women’s Work,” March 16, 2006
  • Star Ledger, “Women’s Issues as Artists See Them,” by Dan Bischoff, April 10, 2005
  • Maplewood Matters, “Patchwork Masterpieces,” Fall 2003

Affiliations

  • NurtureArt, Brooklyn, NY
  • City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
  • Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ
  • Book Arts Roundtable, Baird Center, South Orange, NJ
  • Viridian Print Studio, Livingston, NJ

Public Collections

  • Jane Voorhees Zimmereli Art Museum at Rutgers University
  • Hunterdon Museum of Art
  • Bergen Museum
  • Jersey City Museum
  • Montclair Art Museum
  • Morris Museum
  • Newark Museum
  • Noyes Museum of Art
  • Art Museum of Princeton University
  • New Jersey State Museum

Private Collections

  • Patricia Bell Collection
  • David Gibson Collection
  • Lora Hersh Collection
  • Diane and Jerome Rothenberg Collection

Awards

  • New Jersey Print and Paper Fellowship 2008
  • Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Liquitex Artist of the Month, September 2007
  • Award of Excellence: Contemporary Abstracts, Alameda Art Center
  • Third place: 10th Annual Gulf Coast National, Texas Artists Museum
Workshops and Classes
  • Two-Color Solar-Plate Printmaking, Viridian Print Studio, Livingston, NJ
  • Trace Monoprints, Viridian Print Studio, Livingston, NJ
  • Quiltage: Creating Your Own Masterpiece (one-day workshops for middle-school children)
  • Eye-Popping Art: Exploring the World of Three-Dimensional Art (one-semester curriculum for grade-school classes)

Other Professional Experiences

2021-Present

Proprietor of ArtRat Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Working from a storefront space in Grand Rapids' Heartside Neighborhood, I create and display new work as well as providing a venue for exhibitions and events to engage the local arts scene.

2003-Present

Owner of Quiltage, LLC (publishing and educational company)

I coined the term “Quiltage” for the process I use to create collages that repurpose artwork using techniques reminiscent of quilt-making.

I developed a teaching philosophy and instructional manual that bring out the artist in everyone and include them in creating fine art.

1986-2003

Owner of TobinDesign (graphic-design and illustration studio) I provided creative solutions for the publishing, corporate and product markets. TobinDesign clients included Herman Miller, Steelcase, Random House, Scholastic and Hasbro Toys.

1983-1986

Senior Art Director, Johnson and Dean, Grand Rapids, MI

1982-1983

Art Director, Sefton Associates, Grand Rapids, MI

1981-1982

Art Director, Grand Rapids Magazine, Grand Rapids, MI