Nancy H. Taplin

My goal is to build a painting that has it’s own kind of balance through disparate shapes and color in an architectural space. Like an eco system, it depends on different elements that interact. If you remove an element, the loss of balance is obvious and tends to overshadow the whole.

As in the past, my paintings are gestural in nature, using movement of line, shape, and color to create energy. I am exploring the communication between these various elements as though each painting were one big operatic argument.

Having lived in the middle of nature for over forty years, between the Green Mountains, the woods, my garden and tracking the sun and the weather, the environment and it’s changing conditions are always in my subconscious as I paint.

1960 - 1962: Rhode Island School of Design
1962 - 1965: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

2016: Recent Work, BigTown Gallery, Rochester, VT
2014: Recent Work, Robert Lehman Arts Center, North Andover, MA
2012: Recent Work, BigTown Gallery, Rochester, VT
2010: Recent Work, Amy E Tarrant Gallery, Burlington, VT
2008: Governor’s Office Gallery, Montpelier, VT
2007: Recent Work, Bigtown Galery Rochester, VT
2007: A Retrospective, T.W. Wood Art Gallery, Montpelier VT
2004: Chaplin Hall Gallery, Norwich University
2004: Chaffee Art Center, Rutland VT
2003: Monhasset Mill Gallery, Providence, RI
1995: Beside Myself Gallery, Arlington, VT
1992: Beside Myself Gallery, Arlington, VT
1989: Christine Price Gallery, Castleton State College, Castleton, VT
1989: Eliot Pratt Center, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT
1988: Passepartout Gallery, Winooski, VT
1988: Beside Myself Gallery, Arlington VT
1987: The Gallery, The Living Learning Center, University of VT
1986: Moonbrook Artists Union Gallery, Rutland, VT
1985: Beside Myself Gallery, Arlington VT
1981: Bristol Museum, Bristol, RI
1980: T.W. Wood Art Gallery, Montpelier, VT

2017: ArtsConnect@Catamount Arts Juried Show
2014: BigTown Gallery Rochester, VT
2013: BigTown Gallery Rochester, VT
2011: “Hello From Vermont”, Maison Kasini Gallerie, Montreal, Quebec
2011: BigTown Gallery Rochester, VT
2010: BigTown Gallery Rochester, VT
2010: Carol Craven Gallery, West Tisbury, MA
2010: BigTown Gallery Rochester, VT
2009: Carol Craven Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA
2009: Bigtown Gallery Rochester, VT
2008: Carol Craven Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA
2007: BigTown Gallery Rochester, VT
2007: “Big Beautiful Paintings”, Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, VT
2006: Carol Craven Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA
2005: Carol Craven Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA
2004: “Smail Award Exhibition”, Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, VT
2003: “40th Anniversary Show”, Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI
2002: Temenos Book Project Exhibition, United Nations, NY
2000: “Berkshire Art Association 50th Anniversary Invitational”, Hannah Gallery, Stockbridge, MA
1999: New England Artists Trust Congress V
1999: Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
1997: “The Unbroken Line”, The American Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1997: “Exhibition of Works on Paper”, The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
1996: “Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture”, The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
1992: “Their Own Vision”, T.W. Wood Art Gallery, Montpelier,VT
1991: Group Show, Passepartout Gallery, Winooski, VT
1991:“Women’s Work”, Castleton State College,Castleton, VT
1989: Exhibition of 1987 - 1989 Vermont Council on the Arts Grant Recipients, Chaffee Arts Center, Rutland, VT
1988: “10 Vermont Artists”, The Soho 20 Art Gallery, New York, NY
1997: “Save Life on Earth Poster Exhibition”, The Flemming Museum, Burlington, VT
1997: “New England Women Artists”, Richards Gallery, Northeastern University, Boston,
1981: “RISD Biennal”, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
1978: Stratton Artists Festival, Stratton, VT

2017: Robert Manning First Price, ArtsConnect@Catamount Arts Juried Show
2004: Finalist for the Smail Award, Burlington City Arts
2000: Vermont Studio Center Fellowship from The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
1992 - 1993: Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Stratton Arts Festival
1991: Jurors Citation, of Excellence, Stratton Arts Festival
1990: Juror’s Award, Stratton Arts Festival
1997 - 1998: Vermont Council on the Arts Fellowship Grant
1965: Louis B. Ware European Traveling Scholarship from The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
1964: Ford Foundation Scholarship to The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

- Wellington Management, Boston, MA

2010: Review in Art New England by Mark Awadey, June/July/August issue
1998: Review in Art New England by Victoria Doyle, October/November issue
1990: Oil Pastel: Materials and Techniques for Today's Artist, by Kenneth Leslie, New York: Watson-Guptill
1992: Review in Art New England by Pamela Polston,  October/November issue

BigTown Gallery Rochester, VT
VT Metro Gallery, Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT


"‘A Select Retrospective’: Warren artist Nancy Taplin evolves" - Victoria Crain, Rutland Herald
"Gallery Profile: BigTown Gallery Vergennes" - Rachel Elizabeth Jones, Seven Days
"Nancy H. Taplin" - Vermont Art Guide