.nancy sansom reynolds

Sculptor Nancy Sansom Reynolds fashions colorful wood sculptures that appear to bend and flex at her whim. These whimsical pieces combine her creative sensibilities with architectural drawings and skillful craftsmanship. Reynolds’ commissioned works are in many parts of the world, including China, Australia, Europe, Malaysia and Africa. Her work has been exhibited extensively in the United States in solo, curated and group shows.

Artist Resume





2015    Bobbi Walker Fine Art, Denver, CO

2014    Addison Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC

2010    Addison Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC

2007    Addison Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC

2006    Art Resource Group, Corona Del Mar, CA 

2004    Gallery Materia, Scottsdale, AZ

2003    Addison Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC

2001    Gallery Materia, Scottsdale, AZ

    Boritzer Gray Hamano Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2000    Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, GA

    American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC

    B&B Italia USA, Washington, DC

    Covington and Burling, Washington, DC

1999    Doll – Anstadt Gallery, Burlington, VT

    Manhattan Laundry Building, Washington, DC

    Marvin Center Theater, Washington, DC

1998    Boritzer Gray Hamano Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

    Doll – Anstadt Gallery, Burlington, VT

    Anton Gallery, Washington, DC

    Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, VA

1996    Anton Gallery, Washington, DC

    Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

1995    School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD

1994    Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC

    Arnold and Porter, Washington, DC

    IBM Headquarters Building, Tysons Corner, VA

1989    Main Street Gallery, Napa, CA

1982    Dimock Gallery, Washington, DC

1978    Marvin Center Theater, Washington, DC

1976    Fine Arts Gallery, Frostburg State University, MD

    Lane Center Gallery, Frostburg, MD



2013    "Selected Works", Susan Street Fine Art Gallery, Solano Beach, CA. Three person show.

    "Gallery Artists", Keven Barry Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA

    "Women Artists of Washington", U.S Embassy, Sophia, Bulgaria

2012    Faculty Exhibition, Northern Arizona University Art Museum, Flagstaff, AZ. Also 2010, 2009.

    "Gallery Artists", Costello Childs Contemporary, Scottsdale, AZ

    “Gallery Artists”, Susan Street Fine Art Gallery, Solano Beach, CA. Also 2010, 2011.

    "Gallery Artists", Keven Barry Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA; San Francisco, CA; Las Vegas, NV

2010    Two person show, Design Infusion Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2009    Three person show, Gilman Contemporary Gallery, Ketchum, ID

    “Small Works”, Susan Street Fine Art Gallery, Solano Beach, CA.

2007    “Hothouse”, Susan Street Gallery, San Diego, CA. Four person show.

2005    “SOFA”, New York, NY. Represented by Bentley Gallery/Bentley Projects, Phoenix, AZ

2004    “SOFA”, New York, NY. Represented by GalleryMateria, Scottsdale, AZ.

    “25th Anniversary Show”, ERL Originals, Winston-Salem, NC. Invitational show.

    Three person show, Gensler Architecture, Santa Monica, CA. Curated by Stacey Cavin.

    “New Artists”, Bentley Projects/Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ.

    “New Collection”, Interior Architects, Washington, DC. Curated by ArtMatters.

2003    “Your Turn: Collecting Wood Art”, Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI. Curated show. 

    “SOFA”, New York, NY. Represented by GalleryMateria, Scottsdale, AZ.

    “Collectors of Wood Art”, Santa Fe, NM. Represented by GalleryMateria.

    “Wood Show”, GalleryMateria, Scottsdale, AZ.

2002    “SOFA”, New York, NY. Represented by GalleryMateria. Work part of panel discussion “The Visual Power of Wood”

    “Curator’s Choice”, Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC. Catalog.

    “Selections from the Washington Sculptors Group”, 1111 Sculpture Space, Washington, DC. 

    “The Shape of Color”, Montgomery College Art Gallery, Rockville, MD

2001    “New Work in Wood”, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, Burlington, VT. Curated six person show

    “Out of Tradition”, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington

    “Between the Lines”, Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, GA

    “Emotional Attachment”, Washington Artists Museum, DC

    “SOFA”, Chicago, IL. Represented by GalleryMateria, Scottsdale, AZ

    “Seven Artists”, District Fine Arts, Washington, DC

2000    “In Good Form”, Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, GA

    “Washington Sculptors Group”, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

    “Vernissage 2000”, Doll – Anstadt Gallery, VT. Also 1999, 1998, 1997

    “Summer Show”, BGH Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Also 1999, 1998, 1997

1999    “New Work”, Anton Gallery, Washington, DC

    “WPA/Corcoran Auction and Exhibition”, Corcoran Museum, Washington, DC. Also 1998

    “Drawing Invitational”, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

1998    “Traces”, Anton Gallery, Washington, DC. Four person show.

    “Gallery Artists”, Marie Park Gallery, Dallas, TX

    “Water”, Anton Gallery, Washington, DC. and “Painted Objects”, Anton Gallery, Washington, DC

    “Alumni Centennial Exhibition”, Frostburg State University, Maryland

1997    “Landscapes: An Exhibition of Sculpture”, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC. Catalog

    “Intrinsic Nature”, Anton Gallery, Washington, DC; American University, DC;

        Roanoke College, VA; Frostburg State University, MD. Six person show.

    “Light and Form”, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA. Three person show.

    “Small Works”, Anton Gallery, Washington, DC

    “Verticals”, Anton Gallery, Washington, DC

    “Five from Washington”, Washington Square, DC

    “Summer Show”, Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    “Images of Eden”, Georgetown Park, Washington, DC

    “Faculty Exhibition”, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD. Also 1996

1996    “Sources”, Boyden Gallery, St. Mary’s College, MD. Six person show.

    “Invitational Exhibition”, Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, MD

    “Sculpture Now 1996”, Washington Square, DC. Also 1995, 1994

    “Irene Leach Memorial Exhibition”, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA

    “Dozen”, Mill River Gallery, Ellicott City, MD

    “Commonwealth Collects”, Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, VA

    “In Pursuit of Excellence”, Rockville Arts Place, MD

    “Land, Sky, Body, Spirit”, Anton Gallery, Washington, DC. Four person show.

1995    “Elusive Source”, Hemicycle Gallery, Corcoran Museum, Washington, DC. Five person show. Catalog.

    “Indeterminate Origins”, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD. Five person show.

1994    “Across Borders/Sin Fronteras” Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC. Catalog.

    “Drawing on Form”, International Sculpture Center, Washington, DC

    “Juried Exhibition 1994”, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA

    “10th Anniversary Show”, Washington Square, DC

    “Angels in August”, Anton Gallery, Washington, DC

1992    “Woodworking ‘92”, Brea Civic and Cultural Center, Brea, CA

    “27th Annual Exhibition”, San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, CA

1991    “Seven Western States Open”, Long Beach Arts Center, Long Beach, CA. Also 1989

    “International Exhibition”, Gallery 57, Fullerton, CA

1990    “Matrix International Show”, Barbara McDonald Gallery, Sacramento, CA

    “5th Annual Sculpture Show”, Long Beach Arts Center, Long Beach, CA. Second place award.

    “Exhibition ‘90”, Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA

    “Regional Exhibition”, Gallery House, Palo Alto, CA

1989    “In High Gear/Survival in the 90’s”, SITE Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Catalog.

    “Bay Area Artists”, Eye Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1981    “Invitational Sculpture Show”, Lansburgh Building, Washington, DC

    “Essentially Sensuous”; and “Collector’s Corner”, Gallery 10, Washington, DC

1979    “Label: Women”, James Forrestal Building, Washington, DC

1978    “Western Maryland Artists”, Baltimore Museum of Art, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

        University of MD, Columbia Museum, Salisbury State College, other Maryland sites. Catalog.


SELECTED Bibliography

Jenkins, Mark. "Nancy Sansom Reynolds." The Washington Post, Style: In the Galleries, 4 May, 2014. Four color     photographs.

Editorial. "Sculpture Un.furled, by Nancy Sansom Reynolds." Artsy Editorial: Feature story, 7 May 2014. Six color     photographs.

MacDonald, Louise. "The Sinuous Shapes of Nancy Sansom Reynolds." Kudos magazine, January 16, 2013. p. 28 – 29. 

    Color photographs.

Finch, Erika Ayn. "Elegance in Wood." Sedona Magazine, July 2012, p. 49. Color photographs.

Kellogg, Craig. "Good Neighbors." Interior Design magazine, March 2012, p. 236 – 245. Color photographs.

Kevin Barry Fine Art promotional article, "Must – Haves". Luxe Interiors + Design magazine, Los Angeles, Winter 2012. Color     photograph.

Addison/Ripley Gallery full page promotional ad. ARTnews, September 2010, p. 9. Color photograph.

Stephens, Pam. “Connecting to Nature.” SchoolArts, March, 2010, pp. 22,23. Color photographs.

Bruner, Betsey. “Dreamy Faculty Show Dazzles.” Arizona Daily Sun, Feb. 28, 2010, section B2. Color photograph.

May, Stephen. “Nancy Sansom Reynolds.” ARTnews, June 2007, p. 144. Color photograph.

Dawson, Jessica. “Ripples and Flourishes at Addison/Ripley.” The Washington Post, Style: Galleries, 17 March 2007. 

    Color photograph.

Addison/Ripley Gallery promotional ad. ARTnews, March 2007, p. 34.  Color photograph.

May, Stephen. “Nancy Sansom Reynolds.” ARTnews, March 2004, p.137. Color photograph.

“Nancy Sansom Reynolds”. Interior Design Magazine, Feb. 2004, p. 30. Color photograph.

O’Sullivan, Michael. “Our Picks: Exhibition – Nancy Sansom Reynolds: Sculpture.” The Washington Post, Weekend, 17 Oct.

    2003. Color photograph.

“Galleries: Crafting Sculptures with Plywood”. Washington Times, Weekend Calendar, Thursday, 30 Oct. 2003. Photographs.

Addison/Ripley Gallery promotional ad. ARTnews, November 2003, p. 47. Color photograph. 

Cohen, Keri Guten. “Wood Pieces Go Beyond the Typical”. Detroit Free Press, Sunday, 22 June 2003, 8E. Color photograph.

“Galleries”. Scottsdale Magazine, July/August 2003, p. 80. Color photograph.

Denne, Thomas. “ARTISTudio – Nancy Sansom Reynolds”. Montgomery College Television. Thirty minute widescreen         digital video. Channel 10, April, May 2003.

“Beauty: New Expressions – Rich Traditions”. Catalog, SOFA New York 2003. Color photograph.

Rubinstein, Raphael. “Report From Arizona: Not a Mirage”. Art in America, Dec. 2002, pp. 41 – 47. Color photograph, p. 43.

Thurston, Sam. “New Work in Wood – Robert Hull Fleming Museum”. Art New England, Feb./Mar. 2002, p. 44.

Awodey, Marc. “Going With the Grain.” Burlington Free Press, Seven Days magazine, 31 October 2001, p. 29A.

Cushman, Jennifer. “Defining Fine Art Vs. Craft”. Scottsdale Life magazine, December 2001, pp. 68 – 69. Color photographs.

Sozanski, Edward J. “Natural Sculpture.” Philadelphia Inquirer, 28 September 2001; Art. 

Filipiak, Kris. “Expanding Space at SOFA Chicago”. American Style magazine, Fall 2001. Color photograph.

O’Sullivan, Michael. “The Collectors”. The Washington Post Magazine, Sunday, 14 October 2001, pp. 26 – 28, 36.

    Color photographs.

“Nancy Sansom Reynolds New Work”. Washington Review, October/November 2001, p. 5. Photograph.

“Out of Tradition”. DCCA News, September/October 2001. Photograph.

“SOFA Chicago”. Catalog, October 5 – 7, 2001. Color photograph.

“New Work in Wood”. On View, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, Fall 2001 newsletter. Photograph.

Dawson, Jessica. “Showing Collector’s Attachment”. The Washington Post, 27 September 2001; Arts. Photograph.

Gallery Materia promotional ad. Art in America (Annual Guide 2001 – 2002), p. 60. Color photograph.

Chattopadhyay, Collette. “Nancy Sansom Reynolds”. Sculpture magazine, July/August 2001. Photograph.

“Nancy Sansom Reynolds”. GW Magazine, Summer 2001, p.31. Color photograph.

Montgomery County Public Television. “Artstrokes – Nancy Sansom Reynolds.” Documentary video.

Dawson, Jessica. “Re-forming Nature, Piece by Piece.” The Washington Post, 22 Feb. 2001, Arts. Photograph.

Crothers, Beck. “Nancy Sansom Reynolds – Light Form”. Washington Review, Feb./Mar. 2001. Photograph.

Fox, Catherine. “Movement, Stasis: Works Plumb Opposites”. The Atlanta Journal Constitution,

    29 Dec. 2000. Color photographs.

Byrd, Cathy. “Ecstatic Wood”. Creative Loafing  (Atlanta), 23 Dec. 2000. Photograph.

Cullum, Jerry. “Branching Out”. ARTnews, Dec. 2000. Color photograph.

Bingham, Robin. “Ply – Able”. Washington City Paper, 13 Oct. 2000. Photograph.

Crothers, Beck. “Nancy Sansom Reynolds, Sculpture”. Crothers Quarterly, Fall 2000, Winter 2001. Color photographs.

Hales, Linda. “Making the Eames Connection.” The Washington Post , 4 Mar. 2000, Style. Color photographs.

Dietsch, Deborah K. “Light Form”. Catalog statement, American Institute of Architects, solo exhibition and installation.

Groer, Annie. “Sinuous Shapes For a Sleek Look”. The Washington Post, 24 February 2000. Color photograph.

“Summer Exhibition, Grounds for Sculpture”. Sculpture magazine, July/Aug. 2000. Color photograph.

Dietsch, Deborah K. “In the Laboratory”. The Washington Post, 3 Oct. 1999, Magazine. Color photographs.

James, Curtia. “Hard Wood.” ArtPapers, Jan./Feb. 1999. Photograph.

Roberts – Pullen, Paulette. “Modern Alchemists”. Style Weekly (Richmond), Arts and Leisure, 28 July 1998. Photograph.

McCoy, J.J. “Shaped Plywood Sculptures”. The Washington Post Home, 2 April 1998. Color photograph.

“Best Bet: Art Exhibition.” The Los Angeles Times, 15 Mar. 1998, Westside Weekly. Photograph

 “Hard Wood”. Hand Workshop Art Center (newsletter), Summer 1998. Photograph.

Awodey, Marc. “Negative Thinking”. Burlington Free Press (VT), 21 Jan. 1998. Color photograph.

“Forces and Opposition”. Burlington Free Press, 15 January 1998. Weekend. Color photographs.

Fariello, Anna. “Intrinsic Nature.” New Art Examiner, Sept. 1997. Photograph.

St. John Erickson, Mark. “Artists Offer Fresh Outlook on Wood, Light”. The Daily Press, 6 April 1997. Color photograph.

“Portfolio: Nancy Sansom Reynolds.” American Craft magazine, Feb./Mar. 1997. Color photographs.

Howell, George. “Nancy Sansom Reynolds, Anton Gallery.” Sculpture  magazine, Dec. 1996. Color photograph.

Banks, Anne J. “Nancy Sansom Reynolds, Sculpture.” Washington Review, Dec./Jan. 1996. Photograph.

Johnson, Linda. “Nancy Sansom Reynolds.” Articulate, October 1996. Photograph.

Cohen, Jean. “One Artist, Two Shows.” Where magazine, September 1996. Color photograph.

Crothers, Beck. “Inside Washington…Nancy Sansom Reynolds: Sculptor”. Washington Life, Sept. 1996. Photographs.

Campello, F. Lennox. “Nancy Sansom Reynolds at Anton Gallery”. Dimensions, Sept. 1996. Color photographs.

    Also Visions magazine, Sept. 1998. Color photographs; and KOAN, Sept. 1998. Photograph.

“Alumni Newsmakers.” GW Magazine. Summer 2001; Fall 1996; Fall 1994. Color photographs.

“Gallery”. American Craft magazine. Aug./Sept. 1996. Photograph.

Hileman, Kristen. “Dwelling: Nancy Sansom Reynolds.” Catalog statement, Arlington Arts Center.

Giuliano, Mike. “Sculpture Show: Wood That It Were So”. Columbia Flyer, Aug. 1996.

Koeppel, Mary Sue. “Visual Artists”. Kalliope, Vol. XVIII No. 2. Cover photogaph, inside photographs.

O’Sullivan, Michael. “Here and Now”. The Washington Post, Sunday Arts; 23 June 1996. Color photograph.

Howell, George. “Elusive Source.” ArtPapers, Jan./Feb. 1996.

Soriano, Cesar. “On Exhibit.” The Washington Times, 6 July 1995. Photograph.

“Hemicycle: Elusive Source”. The Corcoran Night and Day. July/Aug. 1995. Photograph.

Hamilton, Megan. “Elusive Source”. Washington Review, June/July 1995. Photographs.

Vogt, Barbara. “Across Borders/Sin Fronteras”. Washington Review, Oct. Nov. 1994. Photograph.

“Former City Resident Exhibits Sculptures”. Cumberland Times News, 14 May 1994.

Fleming, Lee. “Reynolds at Foundry.” The Washington Post, 12 March 1994, Style. Photograph.

Smith, Mark Chalon. “Into the Woods”. Los Angeles Times, 10 Sept. 1992.

 “California Woodworking ‘92”. The Southern California Woodworker, Sept./Oct. 1992.

“Woodworking ‘92”. Southwest Art, Sept. 1992.

“Nancy Sansom Reynolds: Sculpture”. The Napa  (CA) Register, Valley Living. 19 Oct. 1989. Photograph.



1982        MFA, Sculpture, George Washington University, Washington, DC

1976        BS, Fine Arts, Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD. Graduated magna cum laude


SELECTED Related Professional Experience

1993 – 2016    Works in numerous public and private collections nationwide and in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia

1997 – 2014    Completed numerous private commissions

2006 – 2016    Recent public commissions include:

        "Yellow Nautilus", "Orange Nautilus", Peninsula Paris Hotel, Paris, France

        "Nautilus", "Arc 1", "Arc 2"; Disney Contemporary Resort, Davenport, FL

        "Red Twist", main lobby, Mariott Hotel, Atlanta, GA

        "Red Fold", main lobby, hotel, Hong Kong

        "White Nautilus", Marriott Renaissance Hotel, Barcelona, Spain

        "Arcs", installation of four sculptures, Presidential Suite, Star City Hotel, Sydney, Australia

        "Water", installation of five sculptures, San Diego Marriott Hotel, San Diego, CA

        “Arcs”, “Twist”, installation of 3 sculptures, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

        “Arc”, UC San Diego Medical Center, Cardiac Care Unit, San Diego, CA

        “Black Twist”, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Miami, FL

        “Water”, 12’x30’ wall of 7 sculptures, five star hotel, Suzhou, China

        “Red Fall”, “Red Twist”, “Red Arc”, Peninsula Shanghai Waitan Hotel, Shanghai, China

        “Arcs”, private bank, Los Angeles, CA

        "Nautilus 5", U.S. Embassy, Germany

        “Autumn Leaf: 1", U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

        “Yellow Arcs,” The Barclay, New York, NY

        “Summer: Sun”, Dana Farber Cancer Center South Shore Hospital, Weymouth, MA

        “Winging It”, Palomar Hotel, Atlanta, GA

        “Red Twist”, MGM Grand Hotel, Detroit, MI

        “Three Arcs”, Dartmouth University Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

        “Red Loop”, “Red Arcs”, University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center, Ann Arbor, MI

        “Andromeda”, private hospital, Miami, FL

 “Rosette”, Nokia Headquarters, New York, NY

        “Loop”, U. S. Embassy, Nepal

        “Flag”, Liberty Investments, Denver, CO

        “Yellow Arcs”, The Valley Hospital, Paramus, NJ

        “ Black Nautilus”, St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco, CA

        “Red Arcs”, U. S. Embassy, Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire, Africa

        “Aqua Fold”, “Leo”, “Yellow Arcs”, “Red Unwinding”; Gray, Cary, Ware and Friedenrich, Washington, DC

        “Orion”, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, Los Angeles, CA

        “Pale Arc”, “Red Twist”, “Orange Loop”, Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

        “Pink Arc” and “Purple Spin”, Marriott Hotel, Indianapolis, IN

        “Red Unwinding”, Sprint Headquarters, Washington, DC

        “Yellow Arcs”, Bessemer Trust, Miami, FLA

        “Nautilus”, Convention Center, Washington, DC

        “Red Fall”, Dorsey Whitney, Washington, DC


2002 – 2010    Other public art experience :

        Finalist, chapel commissions, Oakland Cathedral, Oakland, CA.

        Semi – finalist, outdoor sculpture commission, Germantown Transit Center, Germantown, MD

        Semi – finalist, rotunda commission, City Court of Atlanta building, Atlanta, GA


        Semi – finalist, corridors commission, City Court of Atlanta building, Atlanta, GA

        Semi – finalist, Duvall Wing of the Prince George’s County Courthouse commission, MD

        Semi – finalist, Accokeek Branch Library commission, Prince George’s County, MD


2008 – 2012    Adjunct Instructor, Drawing, 2D Design, 3D Design, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

2007        Adjunct Instructor, Drawing, Yavapai College, Sedona, AZ

2001 – 2003    Adjunct Professor, Drawing, 3D Design, 2D Design; Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

1999 – 2000    Adjunct Instructor, 3D Design, 2D Design; University of Maryland, College Park, MD

1996 – 1999    Adjunct Instructor, 3D Design, 2D Design, Drawing; Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

                Board member: Washington Sculptors Group (DC) and Arlington Arts Center,                     Arlington, VA.

                Chairman, Exhibitions Committee, Arlington Arts Center

        Independent curator, “Intrinsic Nature” and “Elusive Source”, traveling exhibitions


1976 – 1993    Graphics and Printing Manager for national publications including Los Angeles Magazine, Los Angeles                 Times Magazine, Image magazine (San Francisco), Pacific Bell Directory (San Francisco), 

            AAAS (Washington, DC), NSTA (Washington, DC).

        Guest lecturer: UCLA Dept. of Graphic Arts, Santa Clara University (CA) Dept. of Journalism, Frostburg

            State University  (MD) Dept. of Fine Arts

        Director, Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland, MD

        Resource Art and Music teacher, Allegany County, MD

        Recipient, National Endowment for the Humanities grant; drawings, historical buildings, Mt. Savage, MD