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Blues brothers reimagined

Nanci Hersh
Landenberg, PA

About the Artist

Nanci Hersh is a contemporary mixed-media artist whose work transforms personal stories into art to reveal our deeper connections.Her two-dimensional work, as well as her sculptures and installations are symbolic explorations of the grace, beauty, and fragility of our lives.

Nanci is also an educator, arts advocate and administrator as Executive Director of the Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States including "Riverfront 20/20" and Farthest from the Ordinary" at The Delaware Contemporary, “50 States/200 Artists” at the Museu…

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About the Artist

Nanci Hersh is a contemporary mixed-media artist whose work transforms personal stories into art to reveal our deeper connections.Her two-dimensional work, as well as her sculptures and installations are symbolic explorations of the grace, beauty, and fragility of our lives.

Nanci is also an educator, arts advocate and administrator as Executive Director of the Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States including "Riverfront 20/20" and Farthest from the Ordinary" at The Delaware Contemporary, “50 States/200 Artists” at the Museum of Encaustic Art in Santa Fe, NM, “Eons Beyond the Rib” at Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia, PA, “Paper Work” at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie and “The Demoiselles Revisited” at Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, NYC, along with solo exhibitions in PA, NJ, DE, and HI. Nanci has received numerous honors including three purchase awards from the State Foundation of Culture and the Arts, Hawai’i, and three Leeway Foundation Art & Change Grants. Her work is included in the Public Collections of Museum of Encaustic Art, Johnson & Johnson, Leland Portland Cement, and OSI Pharmaceuticals to name a few.

With her cousin and author, Ellen McVicker, Nanci illustrated and co-created the children’s book Butterfly Kisses and Wishes on Wings: When someone you love has cancer… a hopeful, helpful book for kids. Now in its 8th printing, the book is a resource and comfort to children and their families around the world.

Artist’s Work

The tides came ashore
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The Tides Came Ashore

By Nanci Hersh

Koi Pond Series
Let me hold you
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Let Me Hold You

By Nanci Hersh

Ocean bloom
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Ocean Bloom

By Nanci Hersh

Beneath the surface i
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Beneath the Surface I

By Nanci Hersh

Hot flash
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Hot Flash

By Nanci Hersh

Water garden daydream
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Water Garden Daydream

By Nanci Hersh

Up for air
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Up for Air

By Nanci Hersh

Poetic moment
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Poetic Moment

By Nanci Hersh

Frenzy
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Frenzy

By Nanci Hersh

Awakening 4
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Awakening

By Nanci Hersh

Works on Paper
Leaving thenest 7
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(leaving the)Nest #7

By Nanci Hersh

Leaving thenest 4
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(leaving the)Nest #4

By Nanci Hersh

Leaving thenest 5
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(leaving the)Nest #5

By Nanci Hersh

Into the night 2
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Into the Night

By Nanci Hersh

Untied your hitch 2
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Untied Your Hitch

By Nanci Hersh

Passages
Sonorous
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Sonorous (revisited)

By Nanci Hersh

Lone wolf
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Lone Wolf

By Nanci Hersh

Leap of faith 2
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Leap of Faith

By Nanci Hersh

Nests
One 6
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One

By Nanci Hersh

Reverberate 2
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Reverberate

By Nanci Hersh

Unmasked: Zoom Room Portraits
By george
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By George

By Nanci Hersh

Truth to power
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Truth to Power

By Nanci Hersh

Artist in residence
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Artist in Residence

By Nanci Hersh

Jahsima
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Jah'sima

By Nanci Hersh

Blues brothers reimagined
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Blues Brothers Reimagined

By Nanci Hersh

Catch a silent bubble
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Catch a Silent Bubble

By Nanci Hersh

Baby shower
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Baby Shower

By Nanci Hersh

Selected Exhibitions

  • Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
    Wilmington, DE, 2015
  • Blue Streak Gallery
    Wilmington, DE, 2015
  • Mala Galeria
    Kennett Square, PA, 2014
  • Seraphin Gallery
    Philadelphia, PA, 2014
  • Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie
    Trenton, NJ, 2014

Press and Accolades

  • Professional Artist Magazine
    June/July 2015
  • Landenberg Times
    Spring 2014
  • Home News Tribune
    September 17, 2013

Education

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, MFA
    Honolulu, HI,1994 
  • Pratt Institute, BFA
    Brooklyn, NJ,1981