Nanette Newbry

Biography

Nanette NewbryNanette Newbry was born in Pensacola, Florida and currently lives in Carlsbad, California. While growing up she travelled extensively with her family, going across the U.S. multiple times, living in Japan and Hawaii. In her twenties, she was a model and actor working on the East and West coasts. After graduating from the University of California San Diego in 1990 (magna cum laude), where she majored in visual arts with a minor in theatre arts, Nanette founded Studio 2055, an award-winning graphic design company.

In 2001, she returned to painting, opening Newbry Studios, a working artist and performance space. During that time, she participated in multiple solo and group exhibitions and created CrossFire and Sandboxed, performance art works relating to contemporary social and political themes. She’s been a visiting lecturer and critic at universities and art colleges.

Nanette was drawn to the encaustic painting of Jasper Johns and began learning the technique in 2005. She’s discovered that the medium’s characteristics allow her to deepen the meaning and metaphors in her work.

The artist welcomes commissions and may be reached at 760.729.8205.


Nanette Newbry in StudioSOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012 Violet Salon and Gallery, Encintas, California
2010 Image and Memory, Ivanffy-Uhler Gallery, Carlsbad, California
2007 Back Forward Everyday, N Newbry Gallery, Carlsbad, California
2003 New Work, City of San Diego, Benjamin Public Library, San Diego, California
2003 Inside/Out, N Newbry Gallery, Carlsbad, California
2002 New Work, Bakerloo Gallery, Carlsbad, California
1980 An Affair of the Art, Aesthetics Collection, San Dieg

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 San Diego Art Institute International Show, Balboa Park, California
2013 Cannon Gallery Biennial: Carlsbad, California
2013 Group Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, Balboa Park, California
2012 Group Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, California
2011 Group Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, California
2010 Cannon Gallery Biennial: Juror's Award, Carlsbad, California
2009 Group Exhibition, Ivanffy-Uhler Gallery, Carlsbad, California
2008 The Contemporary Scroll, San Diego Art Institute, Balboa Park, California
2006 St. Tropez Gallery, San Diego, California
2006 City of Solana Beach, Public Library, Solana Beach, California
2005 San Diego Art Institute Juried Show, Balboa Park, California
2005 Group Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, Balboa Park, California
2004 San Diego Art Institute Juried Show, Balboa Park, California
2003 Regional Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, Balboa Park, California
2002 C-Note Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, Balboa Park, California
1996 Group Exhibition, Arthouse Gallery, Carlsbad, California

SELECTED PERFORMANCES
2006 Sandboxed, Carlsbad, California
2005 Henri Bobo Comes and Goes, Del Mar, California
2002 CrossFire, Leucadia, California
2002 Henri Bobo and Ground Zero, New York, New York
2000 Henri Bobo and Rhoda, Encinitas, California
1996 Face to Face, Arthouse Gallery, California
1996 Tree Circle, Group Participation Performance Work, Julian, California
1995 Tell Me Your Secret, Del Mar, California
1995 The Virgin Bride, San Diego, California
1994 The Bride Visits the Psychiatric Hospital, La Jolla, California
1993 Meat, Mandeville Center, La Jolla, California
1991 My Mother Myself, SDSU Art Gallery, San Diego, California
1990 Henri Bobo Joins the Group at Jerome Rothenberg’s, Encinitas, California
1989 The Bride, Encinitas, California
1988 Sarah Stewart Tells Her Story, UCSD, La Jolla, California
1988 She’s a Schizophrenic, La Jolla, California
1987 Appropriated Pie, Encinitas, California