Biography & CV

Nancy Flanagan

Qualifications Summary

An exceptionally creative individual with a unique blend of skills and capabilities gained through 30+ years of a versatile career in the areas of art education and many exhibitions, solo and group, cityscape, landscape, and portraits.
Created dynamic long term visual studies of urban and landscape sites.
Work exhibited nationally and internationally and has won several national and international awards.
Exhibitions reviewed in Professional Journals, and periodicals, with Scarab Club making the Detroit papers.
Had the opportunity to mentor and teach students in Spain and France.
Exceptional administrative support such as creating budgets, HR tasks, arranging assessment with crediting bodies, recruiting students, and serving in institutional governing body.
Utilized new emerging learning platforms to meet the needs of students.

Career Experience

Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor, MI Painting I, Painting II, Drawing I, II 2012-Present
Henry Ford Community College Dearborn, MI Visiting Professor of Drawing 2011-12
Ann Arbor Art CenterAnn Arbor, MIAcrylic Painting, Oil Painting2012-Present
Chelsea Center for the Arts Chelsea, MI Acrylic Painting 2012-2014
Assumption CollegeWorcester, MA1983-2009
Primary Artist & Associate Professor and Department Chair
Courses Taught: Painting I, II, III, Portraiture, Landscape, Color Senior Seminar. Drawing I, II, III, Figure Drawing, Portraiture, and Cityscape; Art Appreciation, Drawing with writing Concentration, and Independent Study.
Oversaw staff members, including recruiting for the Art Faculty, focusing on service delivery and adherence to school policies and procedures, to deliver ongoing individual performance improvement through coaching.
Held several leadership roles across the departments. Breakdown below:
Served as Chairman for the Department of Music and Visual Art for six years. 1999 until 2006.
Acted as the mediator between the department and administration.
Served as Department Faculty Senator for 8 different years, on the curriculum committee, the Deans Council, Faculty Development Committee, Tenure Committee, and Status and Welfare Committee.
Served as a subject matter expert for curriculum development, assisting with the design efforts to enhance the execution of the school’s strategy for courses that were included in major in Visual Art, with tracks in Studio and Art History.
Built strong relationships with stakeholders to maximize the use of learning resources and influence direction that supports student skills expansion and learning development.
Provided data insights, opportunities/gaps with recommended improvement plans and strategies to support teachers.
Delivered actionable insights and recommendations leading to advancing learning by integrating various data sources.
Monitored and made recommendations regarding the financial budget for staffing and academic departments.

Selected Awards

2005-06 Fully Funded Sabbatical to paint landscape in Cazenovia, Wisconsin
2003 Faculty Development Grant, Assumption College
2001 Faculty Development Grant, Landscape
2001 Pollack-Kransner Foundation Grant
1999 Development Grant, Drawing Marathon
1999 Fully Funded Sabbatical to paint Civil War Battlefield
1989-90 Fulbright Fellowship, Madrid, Spain


Yale School of Art MFA 1985
Maryland Institute College of Art BFA 1981
New York Studio School 1972-76
Quinsigamond CC BBA 2010

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Ypsilanti District Library Coming to Michigan, by the Back Door
2016 Ypsilanti Township Library Michigan City
Scarab Club, Detroit Solo Exhibition
Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor Solo Exhibition
2015 Mix Market, Ypsilanti Solo Exhibition
Chelsea Ctr for the Arts Solo Exhibition
CAFÉ, Hamtramck, MI Solo Exhibition
2014 Mix, Ypsilanti, Mi More of Ypsilanti
Chelsea Center for the Arts Cityscapes, Ypsilanti
2013 Bona Sera, Ypsilanti New Guy in Town
2011 Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA Worcester Home, Downtown
2010 Office of the Mayor, Worcester, MA Around the Parish
Montserrat Gallery, Chelsea, NYC Around the Parish
Governors Island Art Fair, Gov. Island, NYC Solo Show
2009 Assumption College, Worc MA Around the Parish
2008 Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA Using Time Wisely
2007 Assumption College, Worc, MA Local Homesteads, Wisconsin
2006 American Legion Hall,2005 Kingston Gallery, Boston Small Works, Still Lives, Oysters
Dickinson Col, PA Intimate Spaces, Small Works
2004 Kingston Gallery, Boston Still Lives, Oysters
2003 The Painting Center, NYC Recent Work, Solo Show
2002 Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin Recent Work, Solo Show
Dickinson Coll., Toulouse Recent Work, Solo Show
Dickinson Coll, Carlisle, PA Civil War Battle Fields
2001 Dickinson Coll, Carlisle, PA Civil War Battle Fields
2000 The Painting Center, NYC Paintings and Drawings
1995 Assumption College, MA Portraits from Spain
1990 US Embassy, Madrid, Spain Portraits from Spain