Nancy McTague-Stock received a coveted Fellowship for post-graduate work in Experimental Drawing at The Slade School of Art at the University of London, an MFA from the historic Art Institute of Boston in Visual Studies, with famed mentors Dike Blair and Judith Barry. She holds a Marketing Strategy certificate from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, and a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Metalsmithing and Textiles.
Having exhibited in over ten museums, solo/group exhibitions in galleries in Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, Serbia and US, from Los Angeles to New York, Nancy’s work is in private & public institutions worldwide, with latest acquisition of her work by the Library of Congress and the Beinecke at Yale University.
Nancy has served as a Curator and Juror for academic, private and public exhibitions, including The Prince of Wales Foundation in the UK. She teaches periodic workshops, mentors grad students, artists, educators and has brought outreach to the under-served communities of artists here and abroad.
She maintains her studio in South Norwalk.
My work explores the rhythms of the environment through observation and experience. Perceptual illusions in the environment through movement, pattern and light are a continuum in my paintings, drawings, print work and photographic studies.
My most recent work has included a portfolio of photographic works, a book of drypoints, mixed media drawings and an ongoing series of oil paintings. This particular imagery is that of a series of underwater paintings focusing on the ever-tentative life span beneath our oceans. I retrace my journeys through unexpected juxtapositions, executing elements of realism and abstraction while capturing nuances of the tamed and untamed. My preoccupation with the status of our rivers, lakes and oceans has been an ongoing project for the past ten years. Having lived on nature preserves and near the water my whole life, the health of the environment is of great importance to me.