Biography

Nanette Newbry was born in Pensacola, Florida and currently lives in Carlsbad, California.While growing up she traveled 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, magna cum laude majoring in visual arts with a minor in theatre, Nanette founded Comet Creative, 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 colleges.

In 2011, she won the Juror’s Award for her painting Headed West From East at the Cannon Gallery Biennial, was selected for the 2013 Biennial and for the SDAI 52nd 2013 International.

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.

EDUCATION
1990 B.A., Major Visual Arts, Minor Theatre Arts, University of California, La Jolla
2001 Extended Studies, Barbara Kruger, University of California
2006, 2012, 2014 Encaustic Workshops: RF Paints; Paula Roland

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2021 Violet Salon and Gallery, Encinitas, California
2012 Violet Salon and Gallery, Encinitas, California
2010 Image and Memory, Ivanffy-Uhler Gallery, Carlsbad, California
2007 Back Forward Everyday, N Newbry Gallery, Carlsbad, California2003 New Work, City of San Diego, Benjamin Public Library, San Diego
2003 Inside/Out, N Newbry Gallery, Carlsbad, California
2002 New Work, Bakerloo Gallery, Carlsbad, California
1980 An Affair of the Art, Aesthetics Collection, San Diego

GROUP EXHIBITIONSMarin Show
2016 Group Exhibition, Front Porch Gallery, Carlsbad, California
2016 Group Exhibition, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Marin, California
2014 Regional Exhibition, San Art Institute, Balboa Park, Califoria
2014 Encaustic Monotypes, Miles Conrad Gallery,Tucson, Arizona
2014 Group Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, Balboa Park, California
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
2006 City of Encinitas, City Hall, Encinitas, 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

AWARDS
2016 Honorable Mention, Front Porch Gallery
2014 Juror’s Award, San Diego Art Institute
2013 Juror’s Choice, Cannon Gallery Biennial
2007 Honorable Mention, San Diego Art Institute

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Private and corporate collections: United States, France, United Kingdom

VISITING ARTIST
1992-1993 University of California, La Jolla

LECTURES AND PANELS
2006-2011 Palomar College, San Marcos, CA, Lecture on Art and Graphic Design
2006 KFMB Radio, San Diego, Sandboxed Performance Art
2004 KUSI Television, Good Morning San Diego, Encaustic Demonstration
2003 University of California, La Jolla, Performance Art Lecture
2002 University of California, La Jolla, Performance Art Lecture

PUBLICATIONS
2014 Encaustic Art Magazine, “Excursions and In-Between”
2013 DesignWise.com, Ongoing articles on encaustic, art and news
2008 Ranch and Coast Magazine, “Nanette Newbry, Encaustic Artist,” Bob Stefanko
2007 KUSI Online News, “Encaustic Art”
2006 Lifestyle, “Sargent Art Group Exhibition,” Savannah Arrigo
2006 The Coast News, “Carlsbad Artist Gives 3-Day Performance Art Piece,” Chrystall Kanyuck
2005 Art and Gallery Guide, “Performance Artist Nanette Newbry”
1980 Union Tribute, “An Affair of the Art,” Robert Pincus