Whether in drawing, painting, or printmaking, the process for me is about layering and energizing space in such a way that objects are fluid, interconnected and full of energy and movement. I try to utilize a variety of lines, marks and media to suggest both stasis and openness to possibility and transformation as well as the passage of time. As I attempt to describe the multiple realities which intermingle in memory, imagination and daily life, images emerge and diverge - reconfiguring in new relationships.
Critics have described Nancy Lasar's work with such phrases as "drawing with light", "condensed energy and flow", "calm and crazy", and "organized chaos". For over 40 years, she has worked with images observed from nature using a variety of drawing, painting, printmaking and photographic processes.
Nancy Lasar has exhibited her award winning images widely throughout New England, New York, Minnesota and as far away as Sweden.. She is an exhibiting artist at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Her work may be also be seen at Van Deb Editions, New York, The Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport, CT and the New Arts Gallery, Litchfield, CT. She has exhibited in other group and one person shows at the Mattatuck Museum, The Bruce Museum, The Washington Art Association, The Lyman Allen Museum, the New Britain Museum, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking and at The International Print Center and Paperworks Projects in New York.
Her works are included in many public and private collections including Pfizer Corp, Aetna Life and Casualty, The General Mills Corp., and the Rutger's Print Archive. Nancy Lasar receives commissions to create unique pieces for private homes and offices in Connecticut, New York and Minneapolis. She has received two Individual Artist Fellowships from the CT. Commission on the Arts and has had a grant to study at the Vermont Studio Center. Nancy Lasar resides in Washington CT. where she maintains her studios.
Recent Solo Exhibitions
Recent Invitational and Selected Group Exhibitions
Selected Awards and Grants
Krasdale Food Collection, White Plains, NY and NYC, curator Sigmund Balka
The Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT; Gift of Benjamin Ortiz & Victor Torchia, Jr.
Aetna Life and Casualty, Hartford, CT
Canterbury School, New Milford, CT
C&J Goodfriend, Drawings and Prints, New York, NY
Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
Clair Engineering, Ansonia, CT
The Connecticut Collection, University of Connecticut Health Center, CT
Cummings & Lockwood, Hartford, CT
General Mills Corporation, Minneapolis, MN
Halloran, Sage, Phelon & Hagerty; Hartford, CT
Mechanics Savings Bank at 100 Pearly St, Hartford, CT
New Haven Paint and Clay Club, CT, Permanent Collection
North Western Connecticut Community College, CT
Pfizer Inc., New York, NY
Rutgers Print Archives, NJ
Spring Hill Conference Center, MN
VanDeb Editions, New York, NY
Westover School, Middlebury, CT
Private Collections and Commissions