Nancy Benoy

Nancy Benoy


Nancy is a self taught visual artist, working primarily in acrylic, ink and paper. Nancy was born and raised in Port Credit, Ontario and now lives, creates and teaches art in Hamilton, Ontario. She received an honours degree for Sociology & Anthropology attending the University of Guelph. A study abroad program through the university allowed Nancy to live and work in London, England, where her passion for art and design was awakened/rekindled. No longer content as an onlooker, she pursued her passion upon returning home to Toronto. She studied at, among others, Ryerson University, O.C.A.D. and George Brown College.

Nancy completed the Community Artist Educator Training Programme at the Art Gallery of Hamilton in 2009 and the Artist-Educator Training Course Learning Through The Arts (Royal Conservatory) in 2011.

Nancy is an advocate for art in the community, facilitating art workshops at her home studio as well as teaching at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, DVSA, Shalom Village and elementary schools throughout Hamilton with LTTA. Nancy also received her first OAC Artist in Education grant to bring the love of the arts into classrooms all over Hamilton.


  • Honours BA, Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph
  • Artist Educator Foundations Course (Learning Through the Arts, Royal Conservatory)
  • Community Artist Educator Certificate, Art Gallery of Hamilton



  • 2017 WHAT West Hamilton Artists Tour
  • 2016 Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts – Ripple Effect
  • 2016 Homegrown Hamilton – Spark Joy
  • 2016 Arts Market, Hamilton Arts Inc – Culture Days
  • 2016 Hamilton Artists Inc. – Swarm Annual Member Show
  • 2016 Winter Art Show – Nancy Benoy Studios
  • 2015 Sketch Gallery – Miniature Show
  • 2015 You Me Gallery, Hamilton – Invitational
  • 2013 Hamilton Artists Inc. – Swarm Annual Members Show
  • 2012 James North Studio – Out of the Blue
  • 2011 Burlington Fine Art & Craft Festival
  • 2011, 2012 McMaster Innovation Park, Art in the Workplace
  • 2010 Burlington Outdoor Fine Art & Craft Show
  • 2009 Port Dover Outdoor Art Show
  • 2007, 2010 & 2012, Dundas Valley School of Art Auction


  • 2016 Staircase Cafe – “Fresh Paint”
  • 2015 Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts – “Lighter Than This”
  • 2014 James Street Bookseller, Hamilton
  • 2013 James North Studio, Hamilton
  • 2013 DeFacto Gallery, Hamilton
  • 2012 Relish Vintage – Supercrawl
  • 2012 Homegrown Hamilton
  • 2011 Hamilton Hotel – Supercrawl
  • 2010 Freeway Coffee House, Hamilton
  • 2010 My Dog Joe, Hamilton
    2007 Bad Dog Café, Hamilton

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