Nancy Newman Rice

Artist Statement

My influences include architectural drawings, the girders of anticipated buildings and especially the scaffolding that fills those spaces. They are skeletons, place holders, and evidence of geometry that is the armature of experience.

I always have a sketchbook and the camera to record structures that I find intriguing; these might include roof beams, mechanical equipment, sacred spaces, and the shadows and reflections that further define their geometry and also infer the time of day.

My practice includes layering a compilation of drawings comprised of architectural renderings and geometric constructions. The drawings are used multiple times in a variety of combinations and have been assembled as if to mirror the random thoughts and produce a sense of continuous spatial reconfiguration, shapes moving imperceptibly as if by the passage of time.


Nancy Newman Rice was born in New York City and was educated at Cornell University and at Washington University, where she earned a BFA and an MFA. She was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for painting, an Artist’s Residency Award at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France and nominations for both a Tiffany and AVA Award in the Visual Arts. Ms. Rice has exhibited her work internationally and has had a number of solo exhibits in both

galleries and museums. Her paintings are included in public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad.

Website: www.nancynewmanrice.com