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NANCY ALDRICH-WOLF

ARTIST STATEMENT
Art is about self-expression and an exploration of the unknown. Just as life offers new choices at every turn, the artistic process also offers the potential for many possible outcomes. I begin a piece with a very basic concept and let it evolve as new ideas emerge. "Mistakes" can be opportunities for a new direction with a current work, or seeds of ideas for additional pieces such as collages. It's all about enjoying the process, being in the moment and having fun.
PRIMARY MEDIUM-PRINTMAKlNG
(etching, stone lithography, monotype) and COLLAGE (made from original prints).
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Studied sculpture, jewelry, drawing, figure, portrait, printmaking, color theory, colored pencil, painting, pastel at the Museum School in Boston, MA; the deCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA; The Art League School at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA; received BA at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC; workshops/classes with Mona Brookes, Joy Turner Luke, Penelope Barringer, Henry Hensche, Lisa Semerad, Linda Hendrick. Also have RN with certification in Rehabilitation Nursing.
EXPERIENCE
Work out of my private studio and Discover Graphics Atelier; assistant to master printer Penelope Barringer, Director of Discover Graphics Atelier; instructor in beginning etching at Art League SchoollDiscover Graphics Atelier. Past experience includes: The Art League School and Store at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA; Therapeutic Art Specialist at Harbour School (a specialized school for learning disabled/brain injured children) in Annapolis, MD; taught art as rehabilitation tool at National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, DC; presented "Rehabilitation Benefits of Teaching Art to a Brain Injured Population" at National Association of Rehabilitation Nurses National Conference in Pittsburgh, PA and at local chapter meeting in Washington, DC.
EXHIBITIONS WITH NUMEROUS AWARDS
Exhibited in juried local and national shows including the Print Show at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC; "Print makers '98" at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Pittsburgh, PA; National Women's Democratic Club in Washington, DC; Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT; Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT; Ellipse Art Center in Arlington, VA; Signal Room Gallery in Silver Lake, NH; Maple Grove House Gallery in Madison, NH; Harvest Gold Gallery in Lovell, ME; SYDA Foundation National Art Exhibit in Atlanta, GA; The Accokeek Foundation in Accokeek, MD; Mattawoman Creek Art Center in Marbury, MD; Studio Gallery in Washington, DC; Target Gallery at The Torpedo Factory Art center and Gallery West-both in Alexandria, VA. Exhibited in monthly juried shows at The Art League and the SO Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA; The MD Federation of Art and the Holley Gallery in Annapolis, MD; Reston Art League shows, Vienna Arts Society shows, Oxon Hill Manor Foundation Yearly Juried shows; Great Falls Park in Great Falls, VA. Illustration appeared in the Washington Post; cover illustration for "The Springer Quarterly" among other illustrations.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Torpedo Factory Art Center Associate Member, Alexandria, VA Member The Art League at the Torpedo Factory Art Center Member Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Marbury, MD.