PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Wanderlust: Stark Insider Video about Willis' curator project NOURISH
 Nancy Willis says  the shared dining experience is a place where time slows down. With her curatorial project NOURISH, she explores the unnoticed and invisible influences that are embedded in the rituals of dining.  As she notes, it’s “the labor, the attention to detail, or the visual artist who is contributing to this experience.”

Curatorial Project
NOURISH Napa Valley Museum Sept 2015
30 artists, 9 chefs and one live stream from the kitchen of Three Michelin-starred Maison Pic in Valence France

Selected Past Exhibitions:

  • StARTup Art Fair- Los Angeles, CA  2018
  • Pop! The Power of Printmaking   Healdsburg Center for the Arts, CA 2017
  • StARTup Art Fair-San Francisco, CA 2017
  • StARTup Art Fair - Chicago, IL 2016
  • StARTup Art Fair- Los Angeles, CA  2016
  • The Art of Gastronomy - Healdsburg Center for the Arts, CA 2015
  • Continuum - Napa Valley Museum,  Yountville, CA - October 2014
  • Joie de Vivre - Ehlers Estate,  St. Helena, CA - September 2014
  • Rise and Shine - ABC,  Napa, CA - 2014
  • Family Matters - Five15 Gallery, Phoenix, AZ - October 2013
  • Reflections - Sebastapol Center for the Arts, CA - 2013
  • Faculty Exhibition - Napa Valley College, CA - 2012
  • Day for Night- Mondavi Winery, Oakville, CA - 2012
  • Global Perspectives - University of Worcester, MA - 2011
  • Curator: Discrepancy/living between war and peace - 2011
  • World Print Annual - Sofia, Bulgaria - 2011
  • Art on First - Napa, CA - 2011
  • Meet the Makers - photo exhibit, artist profiled, Mumm Napa Valley, CA - 2010
  • Featured artist, Sundance Food and Wine Festival - Sundance, UT - 2009
  • Home: A Concept, A Place - Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA - 2008
  • Consider the Source - Napa Valley Museum, Yountville, CA - 2008

Education:
San Francisco Art Institute, CA M.F.A. 2005, University of Cincinnati, OH B.F.A. 1976

Teaching:
Instructor of Principals of Design - The Culinary Institute of America/Greystone
Napa Valley College; Painting, Printmaking, Mixed Media and Drawing
Nimbus Arts - Saint Helena, CA

Entrepreneurial:
Path of an Artist, painting workshops and tours; France, Sundance and Napa

To see Nancy’s full C.V. click here

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