designer Nancy Klotz

designer Nancy Klotz

biographical note



I began my career as a painter, receiving an MFA in painting and for 12 years living and working as an artist in Washington, D.C.  I have shown my work in galleries and museums around the country, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art , the Chrysler Museum of Art and the Washington Project for the Arts.  I also was the recipient of two arts grants, which helped me to expand my work to three dimensions.  I moved to New York where I showed my work at Art in General as well as other venues.  I eventually moved away from painting and into ceramics with a focus on working in porcelain. Ultimately, I found my way to jewelry design and fabrication.  It was actually a return to something that I had always loved.  I had started making silver jewelry in High School and worked through college making pieces to sell for spending money.  I was completely self taught.  I always wanted to come back to it and in time I did.  I found my way to The Jewelry Center at the 92nd St. Y in New York City and  I was back on track..  I love making these beautiful little "paintings" and "sculptures".  At the jeweler's bench is where I think, breathe, create, work and just enjoy life.  I feel fortunate to have a studio and the ability to create and make the things that I envision.  I see this as my endless pursuit.  It is my infinite luck.



SFA Galleries

Refined - Steven Austin University - Nacogdoches, Texas

October 27 - December- 28, 2018


Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design - West Palm beach, Florida

October 18 - November 21,2018


Flora and Fauna - Denver, Colorado September 9 - September 30

New York Historical Society Museum -

Designing women Market New York, NY Dec 9 2017

Carter Burden Gallery

Holiday Show - New York, NY Dec 7 - Dec 21 2017

Weill gallery of art

92 Street Y -Juried exhibition April-May 2017 New York, NY

Palos Verdes ARt Center

7th International Wearable Expressions 2017 - Los Angeles, CA Feb. - Mar. 2017

carter Burden Gallery

Holiday Show  -  New York NY Dec..1 - Dec. 21 2016

D'Art Center

Wearable Art Exhibition 2016- Norfolk VA April-May 2016

Weill Gallery of Art

92 Street Y - Juried Exhibition ,  April - May 2015 New York, NY

Providence Art Club

Earthly Elements - Juried Group Show , March - May 2015 Providence ,RI

Ellington- White Contemporary Art Gallery

Earthly Abstractions - Juried Group Show, January - February 2015 Fayetteville, NC