Whitney Nye 

 

Education

  • Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, Oregon, Resident 1993

  • Penland School, Penland, North Carolina, Fellowship 1989 - 1991

  • University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, BA, Studio Arts, 1984 - 1989

 

One Person Exhibitions

  • Russo Lee Gallery, Portland, OR, 2011, 2013, 2015, 

  • Jenny Green Gallery, Bend, OR 2015

  • The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009

  • Portland International Airport (Concourse B), Portland, OR 2013-2014

  • Tayloe Piggot Gallery, “Abstractions,” Jackson Hole, WY 2008

  • Cumberland Gallery, “Anew,” Nashville, TN 2007

  • Julie Nester Gallery, “Continuance,” Park City, UT 2007

  • The Nine Gallery, Portland, OR 1998

  • BonaKeane Gallery, “Inheritance,” Portland, OR 1997

  • Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Hoffman Gallery, Portland, OR 1993

 

Group Exhibitions

  • Aqua Art Miami, Jenny Green Gallery, 2016

  • Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Jenny Green Gallery, 2016

  • Aqua Art Miami, Jenny Green Gallery, 2015

  • Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, “Glean,” Portland, OR (five artists selected for exhibition) 2014

  • Caldera, “Caldera’s Ford Family Foundation Golden Spot Artist in Residence Awardees 2011-2013”

  • The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, “Living Legacies: Celebrating Oregon Artists,” Eugene, OR 2013

  • The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, “The Female Figure: Artistic Multiplicities,” Eugene, OR 2012-13

  • Russo Lee Gallery, Portland, OR 2010, 2012, 2013

  • Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009,

  • Laura Russo Gallery, “25th Anniversary Gallery Group Show,” Portland, OR 2011

  • Sitka Art Invitational, “Drawn from Nature,” World Forestry Center, Portland , OR 2010

  • Tayloe Piggot Gallery,“Taking What’s Abstract Out of Abstract Art,” Jackson, WY 2009

  • Laura Russo Gallery, “20th Anniversary Group Show,” Portland, OR 2006

  • Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN 2005

  • Carnegie Center, Oregon City, OR 2005

  • Cathedral Park Place/Haze Gallery, “21 Years of Studios: Friends of Carton Service,” Portland, OR 2004

  • Stewart Gallery, Boise, ID 2003 Savage Fine Art, “Lost and Found,” Portland, OR 2002

  • The Art Gym, “Exponential: 4 Huge Paintings,” West Linn, OR 2001

  • Installation/Collaboration with S. Ray Becker, “Residuum,” Portland Building,  Portland, OR 2000

  • Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, “The Dress,” Portland, OR 1998

  • Tidbit Gallery, Portland, OR 1998

  • Savage Fine Art, “Home Show,” Portland, OR 1995

  • BonaKeane Gallery, “Box Show,” Portland, OR 1995

  • Mesa Gallery, “Bookworks,” Mesa AZ 1992

  • Fifth National Fiber Arts Competition, Dalton, GA 1992

Related Experience

  • The Ford Family Foundation Golden Spot Artist in Residence, Caldera, OR 2013

  • Instructor, OCAC 2011 Signage for Brightworks, Portland, OR 2008

  • Signage for Portland State University Maseeh College, Portland, OR

  • Design Team Roster, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, OR 1998 - 2000, 2000 - 2002

  • Artist-in-Residence, Bullseye Glass Co., Portland, OR 1999

  • Sculpture Installation with Carrie Groves, Nike World Campus, Beaverton, OR 1994, 1996

  • Sculptural Furniture Shows, Collaboration with Emily Steffian, Portland, OR 1995 - 1996

  • Studio Assistant, Penland School, Penland, NC 1993

  • Artist-in-Residence, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR 1992 - 1993

Permanent Collections              

  • Amberglen Business Center, Beaverton, OR

  • AmMedDirect, Nashville, TN

  • Bellevue Towers, Bellevue, WA

  • Bullard Law, Portland, OR

  • Garvey Schubert Barer, Portland, OR

  • Kohler Center, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

  • Mazama Capital Management, Portland, OR

  • McCormack Communications, Portland, OR

  • Orthopedic Spine Unit, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

  • Providence Cancer Center, Portland, OR

  • Providence Health System, St.Vincent, Portland, OR

  • Salem Hospital, Salem, OR The Commerce Bank, Portland, OR

  • University of Oregon Alumni Center, Ford Alumni Center, Eugene, OR

  • Jordan Schnitzer Museum, Eugene, OR

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Publications

  • “Art on the Hill: Works from OHSU Collection”, 2011 pp. 64, illus.

  • Cantor, Allyn, “Vignettes: Whitney Nye: Liberty,” Preview The Gallery Guide, February/March 2011, p. 63

  • D.K. Row, “A Nice Night for an Art Walk,” The Oregonian, February 3, 2011, pp. E1-E2

  • Zevitas, Steven T. New American Paintings, Boston, MA:  The Open Studios Press, 2009, pp. 104-107

  • Nichols, Jake, “’Abstractions’ and Indian Blankets in Jackson,” Planet, Jackson Hole Online, 2008, p. 1

  • Libby, Brian, “Warming art heats up chilly month,” The Oregonian, Thursday, February 1, 2007, pp. E1-5 

  • Nolan, Joe, “Our Critics’ Picks,” Nashville Scene, Nashville, TN, May 25, 2006, p. 6

  • Gallivan, Joseph, "A Summertime Smorgasbord," Portland Tribune, July 5, 2005, pp. B1, B3

  • D.K. Row, “Livin’ Large,” The Oregonian, January 21, 2001,p. F2

  • Janey Goetz, “A Show of Extraordinary Proportions,” The Oregonian, January 4, 2001, p.1, 8

  • Lisa Lambert, “Big Thinking,” Willamette Week, January 2001

 

Biography        

Whitney Nye is a visual artist based in Bend, Oregon. Her work is deeply affected by the texture, hues and sensations of the world that surrounds her. Working in different mediums, Nye’s thematic approach consistently examines patterns of repetition. She explores the rhythms and pauses of our natural world, becoming a conduit for their character. Travel of all kinds is a key influence and source of inspiration for Whitney.

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849 NW Wall Street

Bend, Oregon 97703 

  

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