Nancy Mee

Born: 1951, Oakland, California


1974 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Printmaking, University of Washington
1973 Atelier 17, (S.W. Hayter), Paris, France
1972 The American Center for Art and Artists, Paris, France


1988 The Betty Bowen Memorial Award, Seattle Art Museum
1985 Washington Arts Commission Artist Fellowship Award


1976 Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA “Alternative Printmaking”
1976 Seattle Public Library, Seattle, WA “Printmaking in the Library”
1975 Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA “Multimedia Art”
1974 University of Washington, Seattle, WA “Viscosity Printing”
1973 California State Exhibition, Sacramento, CA “Serigraphy”

Artist in Residence

1992 Chateau Beychevelle, Centre International d’Art Contemporian, France
1984 The Pilchuck School, Stanwood, WA

Selected Exhibitions

2008 Tacoma Art Museum, “Speaking Parts”, Tacoma, WA
Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, “20th Anniversary Exhibition”, Port Angeles, WA
2007 Seattle Art Museum, Seattle WA
2006 Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
2004 Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2001 University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
2000 Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition Invitational, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
1998 Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition, Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA
Betty Bowen Award Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, WA
1997 Calido Contemporary Warm Glass, Tucson, AZ
Society of Arts and Crafts, “Centennial Glass Exhibition”, Boston MA
Milwaukee Art Museum, “Recent Glass Sculpture: A Union of Ideas”, Milwaukee, WI
1996 Artopia, New York, NY, “Divine Flesh”
1995 “Allied Arts Center, Yakima, WA (two person)
1993 Centre International d’Art Contemporain, Chateau Beychevelle, France
1992 New Jersey Center For Visual Art, Summit, NJ “Contemporary Glass Sculpture: Innovative Form and Expression”
Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT “Dreams and Shields, Spiritual Dimensions in Contemporary Art”
1991 Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA “Nancy Mee: The Tension of Dualities”
Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA “Frozen Moments-Glass of the Northwest”
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA “Glass: Material in the service of Meaning”
Old Pueblo Museum, Tucson, AZ
1989 Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA “Figures of Translucence” (three person)
1988 Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA “3-D/2D – Sculptors Drawings”
The Cornish Institute, Seattle, WA “Specific Gravity”
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, “The Betty Bowen Memorial Award Tenth Anniversary Exhibition”
Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue WA, “Pilchuck School: The Great Glass Experiment”
1987 Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA “Northwest ‘87”
Chicago, IL “Art in Chicago”
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA “Focus: Seattle”
Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH “Vitality of Vision: Works by Women”
1986 Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA “Poetics of Darkness” (two person)
Contemporary Crafts Associations, Portland, OR “Contemporary Glass”
1985 State Capital Museum, Olympia, WA “Governor’s Invitational”
Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, WA “Double Image”
1984 Western Washington State University, Bellingham, WA “Women in Glass”
1982 Chicago, IL “Art in Chicago”
1981 Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
1980 Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA “Eight Seattle Artists”
1979 Kauai Museum, Kauai, HI
1979 Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA “Three Seattle Artists”
1977 Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA “Northwest 77”
1977 Visual Arts Center, Anchorage, AK “34 Prints from Seattle”
1976 Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY “Thirty Years of American Printmaking”
1976 Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA “Works on Paper”
1975 Bumbershoot Art Festival, Seattle, WA “Pacific Northwest Open”
1975 Philadelphia Print Club, Philadelphia, PA “Seattle Printmakers”
1975 Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA “Bellevue Drawing Exhibition”

Public Commissions

2000 Auburn Public Library, Auburn, WA (major commission in collaboration with Dennis Evans)
2000 Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
1999 Sullivan Hall, Seattle University Law School, Seattle, WA
1998 Pierce College Library, Puyallup, WA
1998 Port Angeles Public Library, North Olympic Library System, Port Angeles, WA
(major commission in collaboration with Dennis Evans. )
1997 Regional Justice Center, Kent, WA
1991 University of Oregon Library, Eugene, OR (executed two portal sculptures)
1990 Western State Hospital, Tacoma, WA
This was a design team project which lasted five years in the development of a master plan with the eventual installation of three permanent works. Dealt with design professionals, mental special interest groups, and patients in the development of the final works.
1988 Tacoma Public Library, Tacoma, WA
Executed suite of sculptures to be seen from both interior and exterior of building.
1987 The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia, WA
Executed three wall mounted sculptures for main lobby.

Design Team

1986 Western State Hospital, 1% Art Program, Washington State Arts Commission


Safeco Corp., Seattle, WA
Microsoft Corp., Redmond, WA
Port Angeles Public Library
Swedish Medical Center
Davis, Wright & Jones, Bellevue, WA
The Frank Russel Company, Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Public Library
The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia, WA
Foster, Pepper, Sheffelman, Seattle, WA
City of Seattle
King County
Seattle Art Museum
Crocker Art Museum
Seattle Sheraton
Bank of America
State of Washington
Phsio Control, Redmond, WA
Seattle First National Bank, Seattle, WA
Tacoma Art Museum
Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe, Seattle, Wa
Bogel & Gates, Seattle, WA
Museé des Arts Decoratives, Lausanne, Switzerland
6300 Building, Los Angeles
Newport Harbor Museum, Newport Harbor, CA
University of Oregon, Knight Library
Hyatt Regency, Roissey France