Nancy Boyd

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Nancy was born in Hamilton in 1949 and studied art at Ontario College of Art as well as at the University of Waterloo before moving to Vancouver. For years she worked as a designer and architectural renderer, most notably for Expo 86. Nancy taught design, drawing and painting at Capilano University for 23 years before she retired in 2010. Her work retains the influences of her design and architectural rendering background as evident in her fascination with 'views' and the conflation of scale between the microscopic and the cosmic. All her work, either representational or abstract, is infused with an ongoing sense of wonder and attention to the beautiful.

Nancy has shown extensively in the Lower Mainland and western Canada as well as internationally in the US, Japan and Australia. Her work can be seen at the Vancouver Art Gallery and Burnaby Art Gallery Rental Programs and at Wallace Galleries in Calgary.

Solo Exhibitions

2016    Making Matters, South Main Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2015    More Wabi Sabi, Wallace Galleries, Calgary, AB
2014    Wabi Sabi: Dark Matter (with Stephen Booth)  SOPA Gallery, Kelowna, BC
2008    New Work, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2006    Against the Cold, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, BC                                                                                           
2006    New Work (with Andy Petterson), Wallace Galleries, Calgary, Alberta
2004    New Work (with Camrose Ducote), Wallace Galleries, Calgary, Alberta 
2004    SCANQUEST, Elliot Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC                                                                                       
2002    Resonance Imaging, Ballard/Lederer Gallery, Vancouver, BC                                                                    
2001    Resonance Imaging, Ramsay Gallery, Vancouver BC
1999    Portrait Analogs, Ramsay Gallery, Vancouver BC
1999    Recent Drawings of Classical Sculpture, Ramsay Gallery, Vancouver BC
1999    Portrait Analogs, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby BC
1999    Portrait Analogs, Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam BC
1998    Beyond Random, Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks BC
1997    Geography Duets, Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria BC
1997    Opening, Ramsay Gallery, Vancouver BC
1994    Into the Labyrinth, Ramsay Gallery, Vancouver BC
1993    Vessels, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond BC
1992    Vessels, Patrick Doheny Fine Arts, Vancouver BC
1991    New Drawings, Patrick Doheny Fine Arts, Vancouver BC
1990    New Paintings and Drawings, Patrick Doheny Fine Arts, Vancouver BC
1990    Nancy Boyd: 1984-1990, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey BC

Group Exhibitions

2017    Finalists, Salt Spring Island National Art Prize, Salt Spring Island, BC
‚Äč2017    Works on Paper with Scott Plear and Wendy Skog, SOMA Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2016    Summer Show, Gallery Artists, SOMA Gallery, Vancouver BC
2014    Final Capilano Grad and Faculty Exhibition, Gordon Smith Gallery, North Vancouver, BC
2013    Exploring Abstraction, Wallace Galleries, Calgary 2009    Under 8, SOPA Gallery, Kelowna, BC
2012    New Artists, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver
2007    Faculty Exhibit, Capilano College, Vancouver, BC
2007    Splash, (also 2006, 2005) Vancouver, BC
2006    Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2006    Splash, Vancouver, BC
2006    Faculty Exhibit, Capilano Colleg, Vancouver, BC
2006    Faculty Exchange Exhibit, U. of Wollongong, Australia
2005    Art for Life, Vancouver, BC
2002    Volumes: Sculptural Artist's Books, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby BC
1999    Art for Life, Vancouver BC
1998    Art of the Book, Community Arts Council, Vancouver BC
1998    Printmakers, Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria BC
1997    Art for Life, Vancouver BC
1997    Art for Life, Vancouver BC
1997    Ji Ku/Space-Time, Asian Centre, UBC, Vancouver BC
1996    Ramsay Gallery, Vancouver BC
1994    Capilano College Art Gallery, North Vancouver BC
1993    Ramsay Gallery, Vancouver BC
1993    Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria BC
1992    Aichi Gekusan College, Japan
1990    Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver BC


Air Canada
Boughton, Peterson, Yan, Anderson
Briant, Angus, McClellan and Ruebenstein
City of Vancouver Art Collection
Fireside Industries International
First City Financial Corporation
Hotel Georgia, Vancouver BC
Lignum Ltd.
Lions Gate Hospital
MacAulay McColl
McDonald's of Canada
Telesat Canada
St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver
Peterson, Yan, Anderson, Vancouver
The Keg, Toronto


"Five Artists Selling in the West", Galleries West Magazine, Fall/Winter 2013
''Artists at Capilano College, The Capilano Review, 2007                                                                                  
''Global Relations'', Ilawarra Mercury News, Australia, 2006                                                                                       
''Nancy Boyd at the Evergreen Cultural Centre,  Asian Art News, March/April, 1999                                                 
Nancy Boyd: Portrait Anaglogs, Johnson, Mia, PREVIEW, November 1998
The Power and the Glory, The Vancouver Sun, November 14, 1992
New Drawings from Nancy Boyd, The Vancouver Sun, June 28, 1991
Works from a Female Perspective, The Vancouver Sun, May 12, 1990
Visual Puns Compelling, The Province, May 11, 1987


Nancy Boyd

Price range: $500-$5000