Nancy Ungar - Artist




2003    Art Resources Transfer, Chelsea, NY.

2002    Maryland College of Art and Design, Silver Spring, MD.

2000    Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, MD.

1999    Dumbarton Concert Gallery, Washington, DC.

1997    Friendship Gallery, Friendship Hghts. Village Center, MD.

1996    Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville, MD.

1992    Wyoming (Es)capes, College Center Gallery, College of New  Rochelle, NY.

1991    The Bronx Museum of the Arts, NYC.  Wyoming landscape pastel paintings.

1989    Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY.  Political paintings.

1987    Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY.  Pastel paintings..

1987    Flatland and Aftermath, Westchester Community College,  Valhalla, NY.

1986    Ingber Gallery, Soho, NYC.  Pastel paintings.

1984    Flatland Series, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY.

1981    Gallery of Emerging American Artists, Chelsea, NYC. Mixed media. 




2017   science/Thresholds, Galleries at the Takoma Park Community Center

2017 Fresh, SOLA Gallery, L.A., curated by Peter Frank 

2013  Diatoms, Galleries at the Takoma Park Community Center

2009, 2012, 2013  Wish You Were Here, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

1997-2009: Faculty Shows, Montgomery College

2006   Neptune Gallery (3-person show), Bethesda, MD.

2005   Memories of War, performance by Exhibit 9 Dancers, Ratner Mus., Bethesda, MD.

2004   Artomatic, Washington, DC

          Dialogue Through Art:  Women Artists Viewing the Middle East, Wash. D.C.

          Generations, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

          Wish You Were Here, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

2001    Artscape, City Hall, Baltimore, MD.
           Contemporary Realism, The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA.

2000    Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC.

           Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD.

           Gallery K, Washington, DC.

1999    Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC.

1998    Holter Art Museum, Helena, Montana.

           Mid-Atlantic Contemporary Tile Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA.

           Gallery K, Washington, DC.

1997-98 Women Artists New to Zenith Gallery. Adams National Bank,WashingtonDC.

1997    Painting 98, Arlington Arts Center, VA. Juror:  Holly Block            

1995    Tile 95. Jurors: Betty  Woodman, Jim Melchert, Tobin.Pewabic Pottery,Tile  

           Heritage Found., Detroit, MI.

           Sculpture Show. Juror: Valerie Fletcher, Curator, HirschhornMuseum. 

           Art League Gallery, Alexandria, Va.           

           The American Landscape.  Equal Award.  Juror:E. Rathbone, Curator, The    

           Phillips Collection, Art League Gallery,  Alexandria, VA.

           Maryland Free State V.  Juror: Bill Dunlop, WETA., Rockville Arts

1994    The American Landscape. Award of Merit. Juror: H, Paine. Art League           

           Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA.

           Art  League 40th Anniversary Show.  Gary T. Kuhn Award. Juror:David Levy,

           Dir., Corcoran Gallery. Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA.

1993    New/Old: Media/Technique, Gurmukh Gallery, Aspen Hill, MD.

1992    Rolling Steel, Castle Gallery, New Rochelle, NY.

           On the Road, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY.

           Landscape ‘92, Somerstown Gallery, Somers, NY.

           Neighbors, Krasdale Gallery, White Plains, NY.

1991    A Current River View, The Gallery  at Hastings -on -Hudson, NY.

           The Natural Perception, The Gallery  at Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

1990    Vital Signs: Artists Respond to the Environment, Henry Street    

           Settlement,NYC.China: June 4, 1989.  P. S. 1, NYC.

           Visions of the Vanishing Landscape, Soundshore Gallery, Stamford, CT. 

            Images of Outrage, Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY.                                 

           Our Environment, Krasdale Gallery, Bronx, NY.

1989    China: June 4, 1989.  Asian American Arts Center, NYC.

           The Figure Again, The Gallery  at Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

           Ossining Area Artists, The Rye Arts Center, NY. (artist/curator)           

           32nd ChautauquaNational Exhibition of American Art, Chautauqua, NY and traveling.

           Large Format Painting, Northern Westchester Center for the Arts, NY

1988    Focus on Westchester: Eight Artists, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY.

1987    Pastel Anthology II, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, NYC.

           Visiting Artists on View,  Bridge Gallery, White Plains, NY.

           Vistas, G. W. Einstein Gallery, NYC.  Curator: Peter Frank

1986   Works on Paper ‘86, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY.

          Transformations, Northern Westchester Center for the Arts, Goldens    


          Freedom  from Tradition: Women and Pastels, Cork Gallery, Lincoln Ctr. NY 

1985   On the Line, The Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

          New Talent, Silvermine Guild for the Arts, Silvermine, CT.

1984   Hypergraphics 84, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design

          Providence, RI.  Illus. cata..




Lehman College of the City University of New York (M.F.A., painting).

Hunter College of the City University of New York (M.A., Art History).

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (M.A. candidate, Art History).

The State University of New York at Stony Brook (B.A., Art History; minor, painting).

L’universite de Neuchatel, Switzerland (Certificat des etudes).

The High School of Music and Art, NYC.


BIBLIOGRAPHY   (partial listing)


The Montgomery Gazette, “Into the Woods with Sikorska and Ungar and MCAD,” - Ken Oda, 2/20/02.

The Montgomery Gazette, “Ungar Creates Landscape, Mindscape in “Suburban Geometree” - David Tannous, 5/10/00.

Washington Post, “Group Show at Arlington” - Ferdinand Protzman, 2/5/98

The Montgomery Gazette, “Three Faces of Landscape at the Mansion” - K. J. Kahn, 11/20/96

KOAN - Phyllis Jacobs, 11/96

The New York Times, “In Pelham, Artists  Who Take to the Road”  - Vivien Raynor, 8/16/92


"But the artist who covers the most ground is Nancy Ungar. Of her seven pastels, three were done in upstate New York, three in the West and one in Florida. The most ambitious of them feature slate-colored roads diving down between, respectively, rust-brown hills and a canyon carved of gray rock. Ms. Ungar appreciates not only landscape but also the hazards of driving it, as in "Rainy Day, Binghamton." This is the kind of situation where everything is a smear, and the only guide is the tail lights of the vehicle up ahead, in this case a white van."


The New York Times, “A Show of Works that Define or Simply Allude to Landscape” - Vivien Raynor, 10/13/91

The New York Times, “That Abiding Favorite, the Hudson River” - William Zimmer, 6/16/91.

Gannett Westchester-Rockland News., “Ungar Defends Timelessness, Relevancy of Her Political Art” - Kathie Beals, 3/5/89.  Includes reprint of artist’s statement in “Art and Artists”, FCA, 12/88-1/89.

The New York Times,” Bronx Museum Calls on Eight Artists from Westchester” - William Zimmer, 4/10/88.

Gannett Westchester Rockland News., “Artists Break from the Mold” - Kathie Beals, 4/3/88.

The Christian Science Monitor, “Pastels that Show Why the Medium Deserves Respect” - Theodore Wolff, 9/30/87

The New York Times, review of solo show at Ingber Gallery, Soho - John Russell, 7/11/86.

Hypergraphics, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, illus. cat.., 1984.

Gannett Westchester Rockland News., “Positive Approach to Discrimination”, Arts People profile - Kathie Beals, 9/26/82.

Gannett Weekend Magazine - Kathie Beals, 5/30/80.

Arts Magazine -  Harold Olejarz, 1/80.

The Village Voice - Peter Frank, 6/4/79.

Arts Magazine - Helen Thomas, 5/78.

Womanart Magazine -  Peter Frank,  Summer/77.

Arts Magazine - Helen Thomas, 2/77.


Represented by Exhibit 9, Potomac, MD.

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