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NANCY KEMPF

Durham, North Carolina, USA

Tel. : 760-708-9425 (cell)

Email : Nkempf09@gmail.com

Site : www.nancykempffineart.com

Instagram: http://instagram.com/nancykempf

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHY 

 

Nancy Kempf is an award winning American contemporary artist whose vibrant and expressive paintings of women have brought her international attention.  Recently, she was invited by the Mona Yossef Gallery to exhibit at the Carrousel du Louvre Art Shopping 2019.  Kempf will return to the Carrousel du Louvre to exhibit in October 2020. 

 

Nancy Kempf paintings can be found in private and corporate collections in the United States and she has exhibited in national and international exhibits.  Significant past or future planned exhibits include the Carrousel du Louvre 2019 and 2020, Arts Club of Washington DC and Olaf Wieghorst Museum in San Diego, California.  She has done free lance art work for nonprofit organizations Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis Symphony and the St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

 

Kempf is a Signature Member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters.  She lives in North Carolina with her husband Mike and their big chocolate lab named Lizzie.

 

Named “Chevalier Académicienne” – MONDIAL ART ACADEMIA (France) in march 2020. 

 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT 

 

My paintings are shaped by regional influences from a life of moving throughout the United States.  I have talked to women from the arid southwest, the California coast, Midwest and Eastern Seaboard.  While each region brings a different set of opinions from women, it is the common factor of strength, love and femininity that I try to portray in my paintings.

 

My creative process usually begins with an idea inspired by conversations, memories, news or social media.  I start my paintings in a technical manner of principles and design.  My images are a combination of various photos and creativity.  As I block out my painting, I begin to form my subject’s history.  It is similar to an actor preparing for a role.  I usually go from technicalities to creating my subject’s history while painting. 

 

I find it interesting to play with the constant push and pull of a woman’s strength vs. femininity and to accurately depict it in my painting.  I will position her hands in a downward loose manner indicating a softness and juxtapose that with a strong challenging gaze.

  

 

SELECT JURIED EXHIBITIONS 

 

2019

 

International Society of Acrylic Painters 10th International Open.

 

Biennale 2019 National Juried Exhibit. Hilton Head, South Carolina

 

Apex Cultural Arts Center, Solo Exhibit. North Carolina

 

FALC Member Juried Exhibit.  North Carolina

 

Art Comes Alive, ADC Gallery. Ohio

 

Art Shopping 2019 Le Carrousel du Louvre. Paris, France

 

Yadkin Arts Council Juried Exhibit. North Carolina

 

International Society of Acrylic Painters Annual Members Juried Show

 

 

2018

 

International Society of Acrylic Painters International Online Show.

 

20th Annual Art Faire Juried Exhibit.  North Carolina

 

Gallery 311 Juried Exhibit Landscapes and Seascapes.  North Carolina

 

FLAC 23rd Annual Regional Show.  North Carolina 

 

 

2017 and previous years

 

Village Art Gallery Juried exhibit.  Carolina on my Mind.  North Carolina

 

Litmus Gallery Juried exhibit.  North Carolina

 

California Art League “Celebrating Women” Juried Exhibit.  California

 

California Art Club Juried Exhibit.  Altadena, California 

 

California Art Club Juried exhibit. Olaf Wieghorst Museum California

 

NCSFA Escondido Municipal Gallery Juried exhibit.  California

 

University of California San Diego Juried Exhibit.  California

 

North County Society of Fine Arts 2012 & 2014 Juried Exhibit.  California

 

San Diego Fair Fine Art Juried Exhibit 2012 & 2013.  California

 

Carlsbad Oceanside Art League Juried Exhibit.  California

 

Marsh Harbour Art Show.  Marsh Harbour, Bahamas 

 

 

AWARDS 

 

Signature Member of International Society of Acrylic Painters

 

Altadena Town and Country Club, California.  Purchase Award

 

Escondido Municipal Gallery, California.  Honorable Mention

 

Salann Magazine, USA.  Full Page Award

 

Fine Art League of Cary, North Carolina.  Honorable Mention

 

Yadkin Arts Council, North Carolina.  Honorable Mention

 

Webster Groves Art Association, Missouri.  First place for event Poster

 

North County Artists Association, California.  Artist of the Month 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS, NEWSPAPERS, CATALOGS

 

Catalog Hilton Head Biennale 2019

 

Catalog Art Shopping 2019 Carrousel du Louvre

 

Historical Architecture of Webster Groves Book

 

Webster Groves Kirkwood Times Article About the Artist

 

Ladue News

 

Durham Magazine Spotlight, North Carolina

 

Ramona News Article

 

St. Louis Art Museum list of Artists to watch in St. Louis 

 

 

EDUCATION 

 

Pasadena City College California

 

University of San Diego California

 

Virtual Art Academy

 

John McCrady Art Academy New Orleans, Louisiana

 

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