Instructor Profile

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.

Background, Exhibitions & shows

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

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