Nancy Friese

Nilton Cardenas, photo by Scott Lapham.

Nancy Friese, photo by Scott Lapham.

Nancy Friese obtained her BS in nursing from the University of North Dakota, in the state where she was born and maintains a farmstead studio. She changed her career course and studied painting and printmaking at different venues, culminating in an MFA from the Yale University School of Art in 1980. Primarily a landscape painter and printmaker, Friese is currently working in watercolor on large-scale landscapes. A recipient of numerous awards, fellowships and artist residencies, Friese has exhibited her paintings and prints nationally and internationally. She is a professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she has taught since 1990.

Source: NetWorks 2011-2012 Catalogue


September on the Lieutenant River, 2012
Watercolor on Lanaquarelle, 85 x 60 in.


Video: Richard Goulis
Electronic Piano compositions written and performed by Tim Coutis,
Acoustic Piano compositions written and performed by Robert Hart Gallery
Footage: Cade Tompkins Projects, Providence, Rhode Island
Producer: Joseph A. Chazan, M.D.

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