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Street Art

Curriculum Vitae:

Nancy Hild worked until the last days of her life. She attended her final solo show in 2017 in Oaxaca shortly before her death. Her exhibition history in the last years of her life is inconsistent, and we are working on filling in the dots. We appreciate any information that helps us to complete the picture. 


1976                       M.F.A. Indiana University; Bloomington, Indiana

1974                       University of Missouri; Kansas City, Missouri

1973-74                  Kansas City Art Institute; Kansas City, Missouri

1970                       B.F.A. Indiana University; Bloomington, Indiana


Las Manos, Chicago (May 2017)


Illinois State Museum, Springfield (Spring 2018)


Woman Made Gallery, Chicago (Fall 2018)


"Emphatic: American Painting from the Collection, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois (2019)


Book Publication, Oaxaca, Mexico (2019)

"Figurism," Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois (upcoming 2020)

"Stillness," Prarie State University, Chicago Heights, Illinois (Upcoming 2020)


There were over 100 exhibitions that featured Nancy Hild’s work during her lifetime.  Below is a short list of some of some of her most important shows.  Her last one woman exhibition was at Espacio Copal, Oaxaca, Mexico in March, 2017. She attended the opening in a wheel chair and toasted all with mescal.  Nancy died two weeks later.


Casa de la Cultura de Huitzo, Huitzo, Oaxaca, Mexico (2009)


Galeria Biulu, Oaxaca, Mexico (2008)


Shanghai in the Eyes of World Artist, Shanghai, Peoples’ Republic of China (2002)


Zomachi Garden, Route des Esclaves, L’Arbre des Ancetres, Ouidah Republic of Benin,


West Africa (2002)


The Bird Room, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois (2001)


Cows on Parade, “Be-Bop a Re-Bop,” at Clark and Monroe, Chicago, Illinois (1999)


Illinois Women Artists, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., (1999-01)


PastPresentPresentPast, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland (1996)


Artemisia at Transmission, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow Scotland (1994)


Selections, Salon du Vieux Colombier, Paris, France (1993)


Latina/Americana: Fertile Ground, Medellin and Bucaramanga, Colombia, South America (1992-93)


Self-Portraits, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (1989)


79th and 76th Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, The Art Institute of Chicago (1977 and 1981)



Nancy exhibited at the following Chicago galleries: A.R.C.; Artemisia; The Beauty Salon; Gescheidle; Las Manos; Ann Nathan; Aron Packer; Betsy Rosenfield; Woman Made; and World Tattoo.


Her work has been reviewed nationally and internationally. She received numerous awards and grants during her career, and her work is included in a number of museum and individual collections.  For a complete list, please see her full CV.


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