Resume

Education

MFA Painting and Drawing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1987

Employment

Professor of Art, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI, 1990-Present

Gallery Representation

THE Fine Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, 2012-Present – Exhibition ongoing

Solo Shows

  • No Set Parameters, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI, 2008
  • Historical Reflections, Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, 2007
  • Nancy Lamers, Spaces and Places, University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, Waukesha, WI, 2002
  • Nancy Lamers in Italy, Alverno College Arts and Cultures Gallery, Milwaukee, WI 2002
  • Nancy Lamers Paintings, Artistry, Mayville, WI, 2001
  • Nancy Lamers: The Unknown, Vanguard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, 2001
  • Multiple Personalities: Nancy Lamers, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI, 2001

Two Person and Group Exhibitions, 2000-Present

  • PostcARTs, Assisi, Italy, 2013
  • Whyte, Hirschboeck, Dudek S.C., Milwaukee, WI, May, 2012-2013
  • Director’s Invitational – Alverno and Friends, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI, 2012
  • The Exquisite Uterus, Women’s Studies Conference Exhibition, University of WI-Oshkosh, October 2012
  • Artists, Art and Empowering: School Sisters of St. Francis and Alverno College Faculty, Alfons Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, August 2012
  • Creative Inspirations Gallery, yearlong work on collaborative journal project with eleven artists, 2011-2012
  • Figure it Out, The Figure is In, Rosenblatt Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, 2011
  • Milwaukee Pocket Collection, Featured Artist, February 2011
  • 4 Students of Adolph Rosenblatt, Rosenblatt Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, 2010
  • Wisconsin Visual Artists, Marshall Building, November 2010
  • Exhibitions, Wisconsin Visual Arts Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, April and October 2010
  • Tori Tasch Artist Books and Nancy Lamers Paintings, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI, 2008
  • Ventidue, Palazzina Franchi, Bastia Umbra, Italy, 2008
  • Two Cultures/One Spirit, Saitama Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan, 2008
  • Bare Walls, DeLind Gallery of Fine Art, Milwaukee, WI, 2008
  • Nancy Lamers and Fabrizio Bertolini, Spazio Esposizioni Monache Benedettine, Basita Umbra, Assisi, 2007
  • Compleanno and Company, Monache Benedettine, Bastia Umbra, Italy, 2006
  • Mostra d'Assisi, Ex Chiesa di S. Antonio, Assisi, Italy, 2006
  • Nancy Lamers' Paintings, Cranston, Milwaukee, WI, October 2005 - January 2006
  • Two Cultures/One Spirit, St. Norbert College, DePere, WI and West Bend Art Museum, West Bend, WI September/October 2005
  • Unencumbered by the Mundane: Nancy Lamers and Vito Valenti, Mt. Mary College, Milwaukee, WI, 2005
  • Cambio Festival, 7 Artists in Assisi, Palazzo di Assisi, Assisi, Italy, 2005
  • Wisconsin Watercolorists 2005, Bresler Eitel Art and Framing Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, 2005
  • Nancy Lamers and Martha Hayden, Schauer Art Center, Hartford, WI, 2004-5
  • New Friends, New Works, Grava Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, 2004-5
  • Faculty Exhibition, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2010
  • Faculty Exchange Exhibition, Chester College, Chester, UK, 2002
  • Best of Secura, Appleton Art Gallery, Appleton, WI, 2000
  • Rendering Symbols and Codes: The Work of Nancy Lamers, Pacia Sallumi and Jean Stamsta, West Bend Art Museum, West Bend, WI, 2000

Selected Juried Exhibitions, 2000-Present

Constant presence in state and national juried exhibitions. Extended exhibition record available upon request.

  • Wisconsin Visual Artists, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2010
  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Walker's Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI, 2008
  • Visual Mix, Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors Annual Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union Art Gallery, 2004 (award)
  • Watercolor Wisconsin, Wustum Art Museum, Racine, WI, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992 (award), 1993, 1994 (award), 1996, 1999 (award), 2002-3, 2003-4 (award), 2011 (award)
  • Personal Visions, Gallery 110 North, Plymouth, WI, 2002
  • Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors Centennial Exhibition, West Bend Art Museum, West Bend, WI, 2000 (award)

Awards, Purchases, and Grants

  • Council of Independent Colleges, Grant for the study of Renaissance Workshop Practices in Renaissance Italy, Birmingham, AL, 2010
  • Alverno College Faculty Fellowship, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Alverno College Asian Initiative Grant for study in China, Japan, and South Korea 2003-04
  • Visual Mix, Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors Annual Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union Art Gallery, 2004
  • Watercolor Wisconsin, Wustum Museum of Art, Racine, WI, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2003-4, 2011
  • Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors Centennial Exhibition, 2000
  • Fredrick Layton Fellowship, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 1986-87
  • Wisconsin Women in the Arts, 1984, 1987
  • Midwest Watercolor Society, 1984
  • Men and Women in the Arts, 1982

Collections

  • Over 50 Private Collections
  • Wisconsin Bell
  • Milwaukee Art Commission
  • Il Centro Sportivo, Bastia, Italy
  • Comune de Bastia Umbra, Italy
  • Alverno College

Juror of Exhibitions/Awards

  • Neville Public Museum, 2012 Members Annual Exhibition, Green Bay, WI 2012
  • Manito Art League Annual Exhibition, Manitowish Waters, WI, 2009
  • Racine Artists Guild, Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, WI, 2008
  • Elm Grove Women's Club High School Scholarship Competition, Elm Grove, WI, 2008
  • Racine Art Festival, Racine Festival Park, Racine, WI, 2007
  • The Wonder of Light, League of Milwaukee Artists, Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg, WI, 2006
  • Annual Mid-Winter Show, Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, WI, 2005
  • AC Artist's Association, Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg, WI, 2000
  • Fourth Congressional District Annual Student Exhibition, Milwaukee, WI, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
  • Fond du Lac Area Artist's Association Annual Exhibition, Fond du Lac, WI, 1994
  • Scholastic Art Awards, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, 1991

Presentations and Professional Activities, 2000-Present

  • Panel Discussion, Alfons Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, 2012
  • Women in Art, Washington Park Senior Center, Milwaukee, WI, 2011
  • Consultation on Outcome Based Learning in Visual Art, Hong Kong, Institute of Education, Hong Kong, 2009, 2010
  • Abstract Reader, Center for Learning and Teaching in Art and Design (CLTAD), London, UK, International Conferences, 2008, 2010
  • Project Girl, presentations on 1) representations of women throughout art history and 2) problems of representation in the art of Nancy Lamers, Alverno College, 2008
  • Artist in Residence, Theresa Public School Grades K-5, Theresa, WI, 2008
  • Teaching Asia Through the Arts, Workshop for High School Teachers, Alverno College, 2005, 2007
  • Examining Student Learning: Using Curriculum-Embedded Assessment for Program Assessment, Assessment Workshop, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI, 2007
  • Artist Talk, Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, 2007
  • Integrated Communication Workshop (art history focus), Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI, 2007
  • Handling Difficult Issues and Ideas in the Classroom, Alverno College Institute, Milwaukee, WI, January 2006
  • Two Cultures/One Spirit, Arranged visit of 4 Japanese artists, their demonstrations, and assisted with the planning and organizational flow of the day's events. Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI, October 2005
  • Art Matters, organized and presented by Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors, the Wisconsin Academy of Arts, Letters and Sciences, the Art Department and Aesthetic Engagement Ability Department at Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI, March 2005
  • Keynote Speech: Who Are Our Students?, Center for Learning and Teaching in Art and Design International Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 2004

Other Professional Activities

  • Painted in Assisi, Italy, 2010, 2012
  • Travel and study in India, 2010-11
  • Led student groups to study art history of Italy, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2010
  • Travel in Hong Kong, 2009, 2010
  • Painted in Assisi, Italy, June, 2009
  • Travel, exhibition, and study in Japan, 2008
  • Painted and exhibited in Assisi, Italy, August-October 2007
  • Led student group to China to study art and religion, 2007, 2011
  • Travel and study of art history, consultation with art education teacher at American School in Belgrade, Serbia, October 2006
  • Travel in Alaska, Study of Indigenous Art, 2006
  • Travel in Honduras, Central America, 2005, 2006
  • Painted in Assisi, Italy, June-July, 2005
  • Study in Japan, South Korea and China, June - July, 2004
  • Painted in Assisi, Italy, June-July, 2003
  • Travel in Peru, 2002
  • Tour of Greece, studied art history, archaeology, mythology and the classics, May-June, 2002
  • Travel in Chile, 2002
  • Painted in Assisi, Italy, June-July, 2001
  • Tour of Mexico, studied art and religion associated with Day of the Dead rituals, 2000
  • Sabbatical 2000, lived and painted in Chiavari, Italy, April - June, 2000
  • Sabbatical 1999, lived and painted in Todi and Assisi, Italy, September - December, 1999
  • Studied Italian 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 at University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
  • Visited faculty of Chester College, Art Department and local schools in Chester, UK and London, UK, 1997
  • Participated in Studio Art Workshop International, Assisi, Italy, June - July 1996
  • Tour of Italy, 1996
  • Tour of Spain, 1993-94
  • Tour of France, 1993