Curriculum Vitae

Born

1948, New York City, NY


Education

1973-1976, University of California, Los Angeles, M.F.A. conferred June 1976

1971-1973, California Institute of the Arts, B.F.A. conferred June 1973

1966-1971, California State University, Fresno


Selected One Person Exhibitions

  • 2017 - Nancy Youdelman, Fashioning a Feminist Vision: 1972 – 2017, Retrospective, curated by Michele Ellis Pracy, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California
  • 2014-2015 - Nancy Youdelman: Embellished, , Tai Modern, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 2014 - From There to Here: Nancy Youdelman, Four Decades as a Feminist Artist, Borland Gallery, Penn State University, Pennsylvania
  • 2013 - Dogs Are Forever, Eight Modern, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 2012 - The Dearest Allen Series, Letters to Allen and Who Was Betty Potter?, Gallery 25, Fresno California
  • 2011 - Outside the Realm, Eight Modern, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 2008 - Threads of Memory, Eight Modern, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 2006 - Recent Work, Gallery 25, Fresno, California
  • 2006 - Clothing, Metaphor & Memory, Mohr Art Gallery at Finn Center, Community School of Music & Art, Mountain View, California
  • 2004 - Recent Work, Chris Sorenson Studio, Fresno, California
  • 2003 - Leaves 2003, installation, Conley Art Gallery, Fresno, California
  • 2002 - Recent Work, University of California Center, Fresno, California
  • 2000 - Disembodied Garments, Curated by Jaquelin Pilar, Fresno Art Museum, California
  • 1998 - Clothing Transformations, Fresno Pacific University, California
  • 1995 - Nancy Youdelman, Assemblage, Fresno Air Terminal, California
  • 1994 - 22 Years in the Studio, Artist-in-Residence, Fresno Art Museum, California
  • 1990 - Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles, California
  • 1987 - Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles, California
  • 1983 - Molly Barnes Gallery, Los Angeles, California
  • 1981 - Queen of Glass, Downtown Gallery, Los Angeles, California
  • 1981 - Sleeping Beauty, Loyola Marymount University, Westchester, California
  • 1980 - Shattered Glass, Dunaway O’Neil Gallery, Santa Monica, California
  • 1975 - Self Portraits, Vanguard Gallery, Fullerton, California
  • 1974 - Tableaux-Remnants, Grandview Gallery, Los Angeles, California


Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2016 - 2017 - F*uck U! In the Most Loving Way, Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, California
  • 2015 - Casting Shadows / Work in Dimension and Relief , Julie Heller Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts
  • 2015 - Cut of the Same Cloth, Nancy Youdelman & Arshag Amirkhanian, commemorating 100 years since the Armenian Genocide 1915-2015, Jewel FM Art Gallery, Fresno, California
  • 2015 - XX Redux, , Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, California
  • 2014 - A ‘Womanhouse’ or a Roaming House? ‘A Room of One’s Own’ Today, A.I.R. Gallery, Curated by Mira Schor, Brooklyn, New York
  • 2014 - Metamorphosis: Clothing and Identity, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, curated by Deborah Corsini, California
  • 2014 - Good Dog! Art of Man’s Best Friend, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, curated by John Harper, catalogue, Redding, California
  • 2014 - Equilibrium, Women’s Caucus for Art National Exhibition, catalogue, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2013 - Generations, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, catalogue, Tallahassee
  • 2013 - Bound, Phoenix Gallery, Women’s Caucus for Art National Exhibition, catalogue, New York, New York
  • 2012 - Honoring Women’s Rights: Echoing Visual Voices Together, Women’s Caucus for Art National Exhibition, catalogue, National Steinbeck Center, Salinas, California
  • 2012 - Momentum, 825 Gallery, Women's Caucus for Art National Exhibition, catalogue, Los Angeles, California
  • 2011 - Coming Out of the Closet: Clothing Art as an Emergent Form,
  • Mary Brogan Museum of Art & Science, catalogue, Tallahassee, Florida
  • 2011 - Hidden Cities, New Century Artists Gallery, Women’s Caucus for Art National Exhibition, catalogue, New York, New York
  • 2011 - unCommon Threads, El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance California
  • 2010 - Centennial Alumni Exhibition, Conley Art Gallery, California State University, Fresno
  • 2010 - From the Center: Now!, Woman Made Gallery,  juried by Lucy R. Lippard, exhibition catalogue, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2009 - A Studio of Their Own: The Legacy of the Fresno Feminist Experiment, Conley Art Gallery, California State University, Fresno, Curated by Dr. Laura Meyer, exhibition catalogue
  • 2008 - Small Treasures, Fresno Art Museum, California
  • 2008 - 30th Anniversary Exhibit, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, California
  • 2008 - Assemblage, Gallery 25, Fresno, California
  • 2007 - Other People’s Memories-Found Photos: A Dialog with the Anonymous, Mendocino College Art Gallery, Ukiah, California
  • 2007 - Women’s Work, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, California
  • 2007 - Modern Dimensions, Eight Modern, Sante Fe, New Mexico
  • 2007 - Clothing as Metaphor, Edna Carlsten Gallery, University of Wisconsin
  • 2007 - Exquisite Acts & Everyday Rebellions, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia
  • 2006 - Where Truth Lies, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho
  • 2005 - Nancy Youdelman, Mark Paron, Walter Robinson and Cara Alhadeff, Chanel Boutique, Maiden Lane, San Francisco California, Sponsored by SFMOMA, Chanel and Vanity Fair
  • 2005 - Assemblage, Merced Art Center, Merced, California
  • 2004 - Uncommon Threads, University of California Center, Fresno, California
  • 2004 - Nancy Youdelman, Carolyn de Anda, Chris Sorenson Studio, Fresno, California
  • 2002 - Remembering, Artists Look at 9/11/01, Merced Arts Center, Merced, California
  • 2002 - Next Wave 2, Fresno Art Museum, California
  • 2002 - Four Generations of Armenian Artists, Fresno Art Museum, California
  • 2002 - Buttons and Beads, Oholone College, Fremont, California
  • 2001 - Five From Fresno, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, California
  • 2001 - Then and Now—Women of the Feminist Art Program, 1970-71, Fresno Art Museum, California
  • 2000 - Lost Wax/Foundry Friends, Invitational Bronze Exhibit, California State University, Fresno
  • 2000 - Faculty Exhibition, California State University, Fresno
  • 1999 - Nancy Youdelman/Nancie Holliday, Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, California
  • 1999 - Faculty Exhibition, Art Space Gallery, Fresno City College, California
  • 1998 - New Members, Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, California
  • 1997 - Fresno Art Museum, with Robert Cremean & Olga de Amaral, California
  • 1996 - Feminist Directions 1970/1996, curated by Amelia Jones and Laura Meyer, Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside
  • 1994 - The Celebration of Women’s Art, California State University, Fresno
  • 1994 - USA Within Limits, Oficina Das Artes Do Livro, San Paulo, Brazil
  • 1992 - 500 Years Since Columbus, Triton Art Museum, Santa Clara, California
  • 1989 - 40 Years of California Assemblage, Traveling exhibition, Wight Art Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 1988 - Presentation—Conception/Perception, Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Fullerton Museum Center, Fullerton, California
  • 1987 - Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles, California
  • 1986 - Southern California Assemblage: Past and Present, College of Creative Studies Gallery, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 1986 - Southern California Assemblage: Past and Present, Cabrillo College Gallery, Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, California
  • 1986 - California Institute of the Arts, Alumni Exhibition, Valencia, California
  • 1985 - 58F Plaza-A Time Remembered, California State University, Fullerton
  • 1984 - Hold Everything, Palos Verdes Art Center, California
  • 1984 - Metro Rail Consultants, Los Angeles, California
  • 1983 - At Home, Long Beach Museum of Art, California
  • 1982 - Art and Survival, curated by Sandy Ballatore, Traction Gallery, Los Angeles, California
  • 1981 - LAVA 81, curated by Melinda Wortz, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Los Angeles, California
  • 1978 - The Object Observed, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, California
  • 1978 - The Subject is Object, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, California
  • 1978 - Garment Works, Santa Ana College Art Gallery, California
  • 1977 - William DeLappa, Nancy Youdelman and Los Four, Fine Arts Gallery, Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, California
  • 1977 - 100+ - Current Directions in Southern California Art, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Century City, California
  • 1977 - Attitudes Toward Space: Environmental Art, Mount Saint Mary’s College, Los Angeles, California
  • 1975 - Impetus: The Creative Process, curated by Josine Ianco Starrels, Barnsdall Park,Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, California
  • 1975 - Gallery as Studio, Lang Art Center, Scripps College, Claremont, California
  • 1975 - Assemblage and Collage in Southern California, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art Century City, California
  • 1975 - Women in the Printing Arts, Woman’s Building, Los Angeles, California
  • 1975 - First Annual Photography Show, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, California
  • 1975 - Self Portrait Show, Woman’s Building, Los Angeles, California
  • 1975 - Robert Goulart, Janice Lester and Nancy Youdelman, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, California
  • 1974 - First Annual California Sculpture Exhibition, cash prize winner, California State University, Northridge, California
  • 1974 - Sixth Annual Small Images Show, California State University, Los Angeles, California
  • 1974 - Sculpture & Assemblage, Art Rental Gallery, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
  • 1974 - Invitational Drawing Show, 58-F Plaza Gallery, Orange, California
  • 1973 - Make-up Show, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
  • 1973 - Opening Invitational, Womanspace, Los Angeles, California
  • 1973 - Costume Show, California State University, Fresno, California
  • 1973 - Women U.S.A., Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, California
  • 1973 - Sixteenth Annual Art Unlimited, Downey Art Museum, Downey, California
  • 1972 - Fifth Annual Small Images Show, Fine Arts Gallery,California State University, Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 - Womanhouse, Los Angeles, project of the Feminist Art Program, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
  • 1972 - I Tried Everything, collaborative work with Suzanne Lacy, Dori Atlantis, Jan Lester, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
  • 1971 - First Exhibition, Feminist Art Studio, Rap Weekend, Fresno, California


Professional Experience, Residencies, Grants

  • Presenter, Ninth Annual Encaustic Conference, June 5 – 7, 2015, Provincetown, Massachusetts
  • Full-Time Lecturer, California State University, Fresno, Department of Art & Design, Sculpture, 1999-2013
  • Six-week teaching residency at Penn State, Feb 25 – April 7, 2014. The course, Judy Chicago @PSU, Art, Pedagogy, Exhibition & Research, will be facilitated by Dr. Karen Keifer-Boyd and Nancy Youdelman and will feature an exhibition Out of Here, which will feature student work created during the course.
  • Presenter for Judy Chicago Symposium. Feminist Art Education April 5 & 6, 2014
  • Lecture: Judy Chicago, Womanhouse & Beyond, Florida State University, February 29, 2012
  • Honored at a special event at the Getty Center for artists included in Lyn Kienholz’s book, LA Rising: So Cal Artists Before 1980, December 7, 2010
  • Guest presenter at the opening of Through the Flower's (Judy Chicago’s foundation) exhibition Home Sweet Home, in Belen, New Mexico, August 7, 2010
  • 2009 - Artist lecture and panelist during symposium for A Studio of Their Own, organized by Dr. Laura Meyer
    September 17 & 18, California State University Fresno and the Fresno Art Museum

  • Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation Visual Artist Grant Recipient 2007

  • 2006-08 - Chairperson of the Fresno Art Museum’s Council of 100. Organized in 1986, the Council is a unique
    organization devoted to recognizing outstanding women in the arts. Working in collaboration with the Fresno
    Art Museum, the Council has garnered recognition for its Distinguished Woman Artist Award. It is a coveted
    award that has brought the Fresno Art Museum statewide and national recognition. Fresno’s was the first museum
    in the country to create a serious program featuring the work of important women artists in what was a male
    dominated art world

  • Chair of Symposium Committee for American Originals: A Lifetime of Art, a panel discussion on
    September 9, 2006 with June Wayne, Ruth Weisberg, Rachel Rosenthal, Bella Feldman, Inez Storer,
    Angie Bray, Olga Seem & Junko Chodos, at the Fresno Art Museum

  • Artist Lecture, Community School of Music & Art, Mountain View, California, February, 2006

  • Pollock/Krasner Foundation Grant Recipient 2005

  • Lecturer, California State University, Fresno, Department of Art & Design, Sculpture, 1999-present

  • Adjunct Faculty, Art Department, State Center Community College District, 1995-2007

  • Artist Lecture, Ohlone College, Fremont, California, January, 2002

  • Artist Lecture and graduate student workshop, California State University, Northridge, September, 2001

  • Feminist Art Symposium, March 1-3, 2001, California State University, Fresno. Lead panelist and member of
    planning committee, commemorating the 30 year anniversary of the first feminist art class taught by
    Judy Chicago in 1970-71

  • Staff member, Fresno Art Museum, education department, 1994-99

  • Artist in Residence, Fresno Art Museum, 1994

  • Graphic artist, New West Magazine, Beverly Hills, California, 1978-80

  • C.E.T.A. Artist Grant, member of L.A.C.E., 1978

  • Guest Artist, Cerro Coso College, Ridgecrest, California, 1977

  • Guest Lecturer, Western Washington State, 1977

  • Photo Editor for Our Own Hands: A History of the Women Artist’s Movement in Southern California,
    published by Double X, 1976-77

  • Member of Double X, a group of women artists in Southern California dedicated to cultural and educational
    projects reflecting a feminist philosophy, 1975-77

  • Teacher at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, 1976

  • Teaching Assistant in sculpture at UCLA, 1974-76

  • Member of Grandview Gallery, a feminist co-op gallery in the Woman’s Building, 1973-75

  • Writer for Artweek, 1974-75

  • Artistic Consultant for the Rolling Stones concert, Los Angeles, July, 1975

 

Feminist Art Program

Original student in the first feminist art class for women only that was organized and taught by Judy Chicago at California State University, Fresno in 1970. Continued with the Feminist Art Program at Cal-Arts with faculty members Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro, 1971-73.


Womanhouse


Students and faculty of the program at Cal-Arts worked together and transformed an abandoned mansion into an environment reflecting the dreams, ideas and emotions of women. Related performances were presented during the exhibition of Womanhouse, January 21-February 27, 1972. This collaborative project received international media attention and has been covered in numerous books as well as a documentary film that was made by Johanna Demitracas.


Selected Bibliography

Chapman University, XX Redux: revisiting a feminist art collective, exhibition catalog, 2015

Women’s Caucus for Art, Bound, exhibition catalog, 2013

Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Generations, exhibition catalogue, 2012

Women’s Caucus for Art, Honoring Women’s Rights: Echoing Visual Voices Together, exhibition catalog, 2012

Women's Caucus for Art, Momentum, exhibition catalogue, 2012

Fields, Jill, Entering the Picture, Judy Chicago, The Feminist Art Program, and The Collective Visions of Women Artists, essay by Nancy Youdelman, pgs. 64-77, Routledge, 2012

The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, Coming Out of the Closet: Clothing as an Emergent Form, exhibition catalogue, 2011

La Palma, Marina, Nancy Youdelman: Outside The Realm, THE Magazine, September 2011

Eight Modern, Nancy Youdelman Outside the Realm, exhibition catalogue, 2011

Kienholz, Lyn, LA Rising: So Cal Art Before 1980, California/International Arts Foundation, 2011

Women’s Caucus for Art, Hidden Cities, exhibition catalogue, 2011

Batson, Jill, Dress to Transgress, The New Mexican, April 11, 2008

McGraw, Kate, Castoffs Reinvented, Albuquerque Journal, April 11, 2008

Walker, Hollis, The Women Behind the Art, Albuquerque Journal (Santa Fe North section), May 2, 2008

Statton, Liza, Nancy Youdelman: Threads of Memory, THE Magazine, June 2008

Munro, Donald, Art That Clicks, The Fresno Bee, June 22, 2008

Munro, Donald, For Youdelman, Connecting Through Art, The Fresno Bee Beehive, August 25, 2008

CSUF University Journal Online, Newsmakers: Nancy Youdelman, video interview, October 2008

Walker, Hollis, “We Are What We Wear, and Hide in Our Closet”, Santa Fe/North, May 25, 2007

Tanenbaum, Molly, “Metallic Memories”, Mountain View Voice, February 3, 2006

Nancy Youdelman, Sculpture, Exhibition catalogue, essay by Gail Levin, Community School of Music and Art, Mountain View, California, 2006

Mike Kelley, Foul Perfection, edited by John C. Welchman, Cambridge and London, MIT Press, 2003

Strumwasser, Gina, “Nancy Youdelman”, The Muse, Newsletter Fresno Art Museum, Summer, 2002

Jones, Amelia & Meyer, Laura, Feminist Directions 1970/1996, Exhibition Catalogue, Sweeney Art Gallery, University of Riverside, 1996

Broude, Norma & Garrard, Mary D., The Power of Feminist Art, Harry N. Abrams Inc., 1994

Hale, David, “Artwork Pays Tribute to Women of Yesterday”, Fresno Bee, February 21, 1994

La Palma, Marina, “Material Implications, Nancy Youdelman at the Ovsey Gallery”, Artweek, May 10,
1990
Muchnic, Suzanne, “Vintage Memories: Nancy Youdelman”, Los Angeles Times, May 4, 1990

Wight Art Gallery, UCLA, Forty Years of California Assemblage, Exhibition catalogue, 1989 p. 226

Raczka, Robert, Fullerton Museum Center Re: Presentation – Conception/Perception, Exhibition Catalogue, October 1988

Quinn, William, “UCLA Grad, Nancy Youdelman’s Art Showing”, UCLA Daily Bruin, May 11, 1987

Askey, Ruth, “Nancy Youdelman”, ArtScene, May, 1987

Muchnic, Suzanne, Los Angeles Times, May 8, 1987

Welles, Eleanor, “Fantasies of the Past”, Artweek, February 26, 1983, p. 5

Wolfe, Gretchen, “Nancy Youdelman: Shattered Glass” Fiber Arts, January 1980, p. 74

Iskin, Ruth E., “Shattered Illusions of History”, Artweek, January, 26, 1980

O’Conner, Maureen, “Form Follows Fashion”, Artforum, December 1979

Brown, Sheridan, “Art In Her Fashion”, Women’s Wear Daily, July 5, 1979

Wilson, William, “A Still Life Chop Suey at Barnsdall”, Los Angeles Times, September 24, 1978

Askey, Ruth, “Double X Curates Women’s Show”, Artweek, July 29, 1978

Askey, Ruth, “Nancy Youdelman”, Visual Dialog, Winter, 1977-78

“The Nation”, Art News, March 1977, p.92

Askey, Ruth, “Six Artists, Six Spaces, Artweek, February 5, 1977

Wilding, Faith, “24 Women Making Art”, Artweek, January 15, 1977

Wilson, William, “Art Walk”, Los Angeles Times, December 5, 1975

App, Timothy, “Gallery As Studio”, Artweek, November 1, 1975

Wortz, Melinda, “Women’s Art Experiences”, Artweek, September 9, 1975

Polak, Clark, “The Surfacing of L.A. Artists”, Los Angeles Free Press, April 11, 1975

Notebloom, Stan J., “Nancy Youdelman’s Self Portraits”, Artweek, February 1, 1975

King, Susan, “Lester and Youdelman”, Artweek, May 11, 1974

Wilson, William, “Works to the Rafters in Women’s Building”, Los Angeles Times, May 3, 1974

Wortz, Melinda, Artweek, March 2, 1974

Ostrow, Ricki, “Personal Subtle Messages in ‘Small Images’ Exhibit”, Cal State L.S. Newspaper,
January 8, 1974