Nancy Zboch

Nancy Zboch

Hons. B.A.

Born and raised in Toronto, I studied at OCAD, U of T and Sheridan College.

Travel exploration is an important source for my creativity – before entering post secondary I travelled throughout Europe for 6 months.

Most influential was taking a year to travel and live in Japan and Asia.

My move to Hamilton has a calming AND energizing effect on my art and I enjoy working at my home studio interlacing daily life with art making.

I call the Dundas Valley Conservation Area my church since it provides great solace and inspiration.


  • My artistic exploration with mixed media mosaics started 30 years ago when it became essential for me to touch the surface. I quickly shifted from painting on canvas to wood: gouging, cutting, burning, attaching. This approach is directly related to my anthropological studies at UofT.

  • Teaching has always provided a wealth of communication solving opportunities:

  • In Toronto I developed a program structured around Biomimicry – using concepts of natures PROCESS to help my students design with mosaics.

  • This was directly related to my work at Interface Inc. (they design and manufacture modular carpet tiles).

  • At the World Washi Summit, Toronto – I designed a Mosaics workshop using Japanese paper – adding a soft element to my mixed media art.

  • My collaboration with architects/designers to create interior and exterior commissioned projects is a continuing source of creative AND technical knowledge.



  • WHAT (West Hamilton Art Tour), Hamilton, Ontario
  • 17th AWP Exhibit (Art in he Work Place) McMaster Innovation Park, Hamilton, Ontario

2014- 2007

  • Exclusive representation by Oeno Gallery, Prince Edward (PE) County, Ontario.

Yearly Group Exhibitions


  • St Francis Xavier University Art Gallery, Antigonish, Nova Scotia. The forest for the trees 5th Town Artisan Cheese Factory, P E County, Ontario. 7G exhibit
  • David Kaye Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.


  • Circolo Cutrale Il Gabbiano, La Spezia, Italy. The forest for the trees
  • David Kaye Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.


  • Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. The forest for the trees
  • Oeno Gallery, Prince Edward County, Ontario.
  • David Kaye Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. New Faces

Upcoming Classes