Nancy Staub Laughlin is an accomplished pastel artist and photographer. Nancy has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Moore College of Art, in Philadelphia, PA. She has exhibited at Newhouse Gallery and Noho Gallery in New York City and has been recognized and honored in New Jersey where she had a one- person exhibit at the New Jersey State Museum along with being included in the permanent collection. Nancy was honored by Secretary of State, Nina Mitchell Wells (under Corzine) with a solo exhibit at the State House of New Jersey.
Her more recent accomplishments have been an exhibit at the Noyes Museum, New Jersey and Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters in New Brunswick. Her work was also honorably included in a select show, Six New Jersey Masters at Kean University, Burger Gallery. Nancy has received critical acclaim and reviews : New York Times, City Arts, Gallery/Studio Magazine. and a featured artists reviews by Renee Phillips, Manhattan Arts. She has had numerous features in the Star Ledger ,Trenton Times and numerous online sites. Nancy is represented in many private and public collections and was honored to be chosen to be in the NAWA collection at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Nancy’s most recent solo exhibit was at Kean University, Nancy Dryfoos Gallery in New Jersey, March 2017. Her work was also included in Studio Visit Magazine, chosen by juror Jessica Roscio, Danforth Art Museum, Mass., Winter 2017. She was also chosen for an exhibition through Manhattan Arts, Renee Phillips in NYC, Healing Power of Art , September-November 2017. Her next exhibition will be a five person group show at Carter Burden Gallery, May 2018.
Her most memorable highlight was being reviewed by Sam Hunter, Art Critic and Historian of Modern and Contemporary Art who found her work “refreshingly unique”. This has been a common theme among many of her positive reviews. She offers a “different” approach and passion to drawing. Nancy is consistent in her vision…one can always recognize her signature style no matter how much she has changed or grown.
I have created a new concept of the “still life” working with pastels on paper and photography. After photographing my “stills”, the photograph is used as a reference to complete the final drawing. My newest series, which I refer to as “assemblages”, actually incorporates the photograph into the pastel. These dynamic, layered assemblages allow the viewer to enter my world of color, light, dimension and beauty from a different perspective. They are the culmination of many carefully executed steps that define my distinctive creative process.
I envelope the viewer, play with the balance of nature vs. glitter and unveil my glowing and unique world .