NANCY IVERS

BIOGRAPHY

Nancy Ivers is a New York-based artist best known for her abstract oil paintings. Her art finds its genesis in a deep commitment to the meaning of humanity. Religion, nature, mysticism, and the sacredness of the human encounter all serve as important sources of inspiration. Like the Hudson River School, she sees in nature an inner light and luminescence that symbolizes the very substance of life itself. 

Rich in color, pattern, and movement, Ivers’ body of work presents a dynamic interpretation of space and perspective. Inspired by the Old Masters, from Uccello and Piero della Francesca to Rembrandt and Vermeer, she challenges the traditional linear perspective. Traditional compositional elements and forms are evident but abstracted and enhanced using color and brush stroke to create a powerful sense of movement and dynamic flow. Ivers’ work balances on the edge of realism, playing with the essence of her subjects. The viewer is drawn into the colors and textures of her paintings, and the sensuous shapes and flows of her compositions. A strong consciousness permeates the paintings, enveloping the viewer in a rhythm and ritual of self-discovery, awareness, and interpretation.

Ivers’ art training began at a young age, studying under Jane Leach in Pennsylvania. She continued her studies at Pennsylvania State University, Columbia University, the Haystack Mountain School in Maine, the National Academy School of Fine Arts in New York, and the Art Students League of New York. Ivers also holds a PhD in psychology and, among other professional accomplishments, developed art training programs as the director of the Montessori School of New York International. 

Her work has appeared in multiple solo and group exhibitions, including the Elaine Benson Gallery (Bridgehampton, NY), Whitehall Gallery (New York, NY), Mark Murray Fine Art (New York, NY), Pen + Brush Gallery (New York, NY), Tribeca Art Gallery (New York, NY), Fundt Gallery (Bucks County, PA), Penthouse Gallery (New York, NY), and the Macy Gallery at Columbia University (New York, NY). Her work has been reviewed in professional publications and is represented in public and private collections in the Brazil, Israel, the Netherlands, South Africa, and the United States.