N  A  N  C  Y   T  H  A  Y  E  R

Thayer@umich.edu
(248) 202-0277
www.nancythayerpaintings.com

 

B.A. Michigan State University - With Honors - Mathematics
M.A. Michigan State Mexico University, Painting
M.F.A. Instituto Allende, Painting

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Detroit Institute of Arts, 3 works, Detroit, Michigan
Muzeum Papiernictwa, Duszniki Zdroj, Poland
Post Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Foundation MINT ALAPITVANY, Budapest, Hungary
Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, Michigan
Ford U.A.W., Dearborn, Michigan Commission
General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Michigan
Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan
Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan
Hyatt Corporation, Chicago, Illinois Commission
Borg-Warner, Chicago, Illinois
Dr. Klaus Schrameyer, Former Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany
Dr. Goetz von Boehmer, Former Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany
American Telephone & Telegraph Corporation, Detroit, Michigan
Shell Oil Corporation, Detroit, Michigan
Michigan Consolidated Gas Company, Detroit, Michigan
Detroit Society of Engineers, Detroit, Michigan
Steelcase, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan
Northwood University, Dallas, Texas and Midland, Michigan
Institute for Holistic Education, Amherst, Massachusetts
Midland Country Club, Midland, Michigan
Allstate Insurance Corporation, Northbrook, Illinois
Highland Medical Group, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri
Lifetime Communications: Worldwide Players, New York, New York
Republic Development and Investment Corporation, Detroit, Michigan
WDIV-TV, Detroit, Michigan
Presidential Plaza, Chicago, Illinois
Christian Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
Harper Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
Michigan Bell Telephone Corporation, Detroit, Michigan
Harper-Grace Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
NIKKO Corporation, Chicago, Illinois
Haworth Corporation, New York, New York
Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, Chicago, Illinois
Martin Brower Corporation, Chicago, Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Detroit, Michigan
Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Holy Sepulchre, Our Lady of Hope Holy Cross, Southfield, Michigan
Pfizer Corporation, New York, New York Commission
Cobo Hall, City of Detroit Commission, Detroit, Michigan Commission
Compuware, Corporate Headquarters, Detroit, Michigan
Illinois Hospital Association, Naperville, Illinois
Renaissance High School, Detroit, Michigan Commission
School for the Performing & Visual Arts, Detroit, Michigan Commission
St. Joseph Mercy of Macomb in Trinity Health, Clinton Township., Michigan Commission
Huenstein Center of St. Mary’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan Commission

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019
Pas De Deux, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan**

2018
Rapport: Unity in Diversity, M Contemporary Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan *

2017
On The Surface, Galerie Camille, Detroit, Michigan

2016
Nancy Thayer: Sanctuaries, NCRC, Rotunda Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan*
Abstraction, Janice Charach Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

2015
Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan
Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Review/Reflect/Respond: A Retrospective 1975 – 2015, Birmingham, Michigan
Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, Michigan

2014
Terra Nullius, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, Michigan

2013
Actual Size Invitational, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan

2012
Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

2010
ArtPrize, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2009
Thayer + Thayer, Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, University Center, Michigan**

2008
Eco D’Art, Sherry Washington Gallery, Detroit, Michigan

2006
OBJECTS & ATMOSPHERES, Posner Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan**

2005
Heavy Metal, Function + Art, Chicago, Illinois

2004
NANCY THAYER: Recent works. Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art, Midland, Michigan*
Ars Metallic: Nancy Thayer Recent works, Wayne County Community College, Belville, Michigan*

2003
REFLECTION/RESURRECTION, Narthex Gallery, Saint Peter's Church, New York, New York*
Journey Within, Batista Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan*

2002
Jeonju Culture Center Invitational Exhibition, Jeonju, South Korea
Padzieski Art Gallery, Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, Dearborn, MI

2001
14th IAPMA CONGRESS EXHIBITION, Unpacked•Unrolled•Unfolded, Duszniki Zdroj, Poland
Fresh Paint, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan

2000
Nancy Thayer: Recent Reflections, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, Michigan*
Nancy Thayer: In The Studio, Posner Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan*

1999
Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy
ABSTRACTION, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan

1998
IN MEMORIAM, Klemm Gallery, Studio Angelico, Siena Heights University, Adrian, Michigan

1997
Sherry Washington Gallery
Conversations/Transformations, Bunting Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan*
New Works, The Galleria, Delta College, University Center, Michigan*

1996
FUTURE COMMUNICATIONS - Post Denmark Invitational,
Copenhagen, Denmark
Landscape! Landscape! Landscape!, Brenda Kroos Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
Gallery Selections, Doug Lydon Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
DISEGNO AL DENTE, Michigan Gallery, Detroit, Michigan

1994
Leeuwenhorst Congres Centrum, Noordwykerhout, The Netherlands
Works With Paper, The Edge Gallery, Pontiac, Michigan
Our Town, Birmingham, Michigan, First Award

1993
Rubiner Gallery, West Bloomfield, Michigan*

1992
Paper Artists Invitational, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Regional Paper Arts Invitational, Holland Area Arts Center, Holland, Michigan
The Royal Palace National Library, Budapest, Hungary

1990
National Invitational for Paper Arts, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum,
Neenah, Wisconsin
Internationale Biennale Der Papierkunst, Leopold-Hoesch Museum,
Duren, Germany
Delta College, University Center, Michigan*
New Works, Birmingham Society of Women Painters, Birmingham, Michigan

1989
Rubiner Gallery, West Bloomfield, Michigan*
Peter Stremmel Gallery, Reno, Nevada

1988
In/On/Of Paper, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
Belgian Cultural Center, International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists, Duren, Germany

1987
Ruth Volid Gallery, Chicago, Illinois*
Friends of Meadowbrook, Oakland University, Michigan

1986
Collage and Variations, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, Michigan
Long Island University, Southampton, New York

1984
Ruth Volid Gallery, Chicago, Illinois**
NOVO Gallery, New York, New York

1983
National Handmade Paper Invitational, Freeman Gallery, E. Lansing, Michigan
Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, Michigan
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, Michigan

1982
Metal Art, Detroit Institute of Arts
Michigan Fine Arts Exhibition, Birmingham, Michigan

1981
Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan
Sarasota Art Association, Sarasota, Florida
The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Association, Birmingham, Michigan

1980
Corporate Art Source, Chicago, Illinois*
Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York, New York
Benjamin Gallery, Chicago, Illinois**
Marietta National Exhibition, Marietta, Ohio

1979
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois*

* Indicates one person exhibition
**Indicates two person exhibition

TEACHING

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1998 - 2018
College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan 1979 - 1999
Detroit Institute of Arts - Figure Drawing, History of the Figure in Art
Cranbrook Academy of Art - The Business of Being an Artist

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

1986 Artist in Residence, Long Island University, New York
1984-1987 Detroit Artist Market, Board of Directors, Chairman, Educational Committee
1982-1983 Recipient of an Apprentice, Michigan Council for the Arts Grant
1980-1981 Recipient of Consultancy Grants, Michigan Council for the Arts
1979 Visual Arts Director, National Summer Arts Festival, Delta College