Artist StatementMy paintings and drawings have been, and continue to be, primarily figurative and self-referential. Through a slow process of distillation, my goal is to reach the core element of my experiences, with a great awareness of the interactions between color, line and gesture.
Nancy Scheer began formal art training at the age of nine, and enrolled in the Young People's Studio Program at the Maryland Institute College of Art from age 12-16 yrs. She attended the Pre-College Program at Parsons School of Design in New York in 1984 on a full portfolio scholarship, with a focus on Communication Design. In 1985, she attended the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, and received her B.F.A. in 1990. After residing in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Scheer returned to Baltimore and was an active co-operative member of the Resurgam Gallery and BAUhouse Gallery, and exhibited her work extensively in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas.
From 1994 to 1998, she resided in Scottsdale, Arizona. Scheer was exhibiting in the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas, and promoting her calligraphy services, Calligraphy by Nancy. As an assistant within many prestigious art galleries in Scottsdale, she gained experience in arts administration, marketing, exhibition installation and public relations.
Scheer has exhibited locally and nationally since 1991, including solo exhibitions at Arizona State University and Stevenson University. She now resides in Baltimore, Maryland, and continues her painting career, calligraphy business, and is in the process of writing her first novel.