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


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


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

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

On The Surface, Galerie Camille, Detroit, Michigan

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

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

Terra Nullius, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, Michigan

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

Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

ArtPrize, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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

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

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

Heavy Metal, Function + Art, Chicago, Illinois

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*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rubiner Gallery, West Bloomfield, Michigan*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Indicates one person exhibition
**Indicates two person exhibition


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


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