Artist Talk with Nancy Friese

Thursday Jun 28, 2018

110 Cornell Dr SE (UNM)
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Phone: 277-3901
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Shelly Smith

Phone: 505-277-3901

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The artist discusses inspiration, her work, her history and what's next for her landscapes.


Painter-printmaker Nancy Friese continues the plein-air landscape tradition. Friese began her tenure at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 1990 as the head of printmaking. In addition to teaching, she spends her time between her home-base in Providence and a family farm in North Dakota, painting and drawing familiar forests, meadows, and river banks. Her fascination with landscape has taken her to Giverny to paint Monet's gardens, and to Japan to study formal gardens. At Tamarind, she will expand her landscape arsenal to include the high desert of New Mexico.

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Join creatives in the brightly lit, clean space of the Tamarind Institute (2500 Central Ave. SE) for a discussion led by artist Nancy Friese. Friese is a painter and printmaker who has spent the last several decades examining landscapes in her work—some as far flung as Giverny to paint Monet's gardens. Stateside, she divides her time between Rhode Island (where she heads the Rhode Island School of Design's printmaking department) and a farm in North Dakota. During her time in New Mexico, she completed her first residency at the Tamarind, and spent most of her time in the bosque, bringing her connection and keen eye for natural spaces to the middle Rio Grande. She will speak at the Institute on Thursday, June 28 at 5:30pm. Tickets are free, but an RSVP is required. Visit for more information and to register for the event.

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