Nan Curtis (b. 1966) is an artist living in Portland, Oregon. She received her MFA from the University of Cincinnati and a BA from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. Solo presentations by Curtis include exhibitions at: NINE Gallery (Portland, OR: 2017, 2011); Mira Costa College (San Diego, CA: 2015); 1430Contemporary (Portland, OR; 2009), The Art Gym (Portland, OR: 2008); with Red Shoe Delivery Service at Nottdance Festival at the Melbourne Art Center (Melbourne, AU: 2005); Elizabeth Leach Gallery (Portland, OR: 2002); and at Linfield College (Portland, OR: 2001). In 2016, Curtis’ work was was featured in Portland2016: A Biennial of Contemporary Art, curated by Michele Grabner (Portland, OR: 2016). In 2011, she was awarded the prestigious Bonnie Bronson Fellowship. Curtis has participated in residencies at Mira Costa College (San Diego, CA: 2015), Oregon College of Art and Craft (Portland, OR; 2014), and the Caldera Art Residency (Sisters, OR: 2013, 2004). Her work has been reviewed in ArtForum, ArtWeek, the Tacoma News Tribune, Portland Monthly, the Seattle Stranger and The Oregonian. Curtis’ work is held in the collections of Sarah Miller Meigs, Reed College, and Joan and John Shipley. She is the Chairperson of Studio Arts at Pacific Northwest College of Art, where she has taught for over 25 years.

www.nancurtis.com

  Feeling Sculpture , 2018.   Moleskin fabric, raw cotton with steel armature.   5’5” x 16” x 16”.

Feeling Sculpture, 2018.

Moleskin fabric, raw cotton with steel armature.

5’5” x 16” x 16”.


  The Masseuse , 2018.   Massage chair.   48” x 30” x 32”

The Masseuse, 2018.

Massage chair.

48” x 30” x 32”


  The Guardian , 2018.   Mass plywood, wallpaper, steel and tumbleweed.  Edition of 2.  6’2” x 16” x 16”

The Guardian, 2018.

Mass plywood, wallpaper, steel and tumbleweed.

Edition of 2.

6’2” x 16” x 16”


  Untitled (Tumbleweeds) , 2018.   Tumbleweeds, spray paint and shelves.  48” x 24” x 14”

Untitled (Tumbleweeds), 2018.

Tumbleweeds, spray paint and shelves.

48” x 24” x 14”


  A Landscape , 2018.   Industrial rubber with glass slag.  Dimensions variable.

A Landscape, 2018.

Industrial rubber with glass slag.

Dimensions variable.