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Whitney Nye, Artist

Born in San Francisco, CA 1966




Penland School, Penland, North Carolina, Fellowship

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, BA, Studio Arts



One Person Exhibitions

Portland International Airport (Concourse B), Portland, OR 2013-2014

The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015

Tayloe Piggot Gallery, “Abstractions,” Jackson Hole, WY 2008

Cumberland Gallery, “Anew,” Nashville, TN 2007

Julie Nester Gallery, “Continuance,” Park City, UT 2007

The Nine Gallery, Portland, OR 1998

BonaKeane Gallery, “Inheritance,” Portland, OR 1997

Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Hoffman Gallery, Portland, OR 1993



Group Exhibitions

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, “Glean,” Portland, OR (five artists selected for exhibition) 2014

Caldera, “Caldera’s Ford Family Foundation Golden Spot Artist in Residence Awardees 2011-2013,”  Bend, OR 2013

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, “Living Legacies: Celebrating Oregon Artists,” Eugene, OR 2013

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, “The Female Figure: Artistic Multiplicities,” Eugene, OR 2012-13

The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013

The Laura Russo Gallery, “25th Anniversary Gallery Group Show,” Portland, OR 2011

Sitka Art Invitational, “Drawn from Nature,” World Forestry Center, Portland , OR 2010

Tayloe Piggot Gallery,“Taking What’s Abstract Out of Abstract Art,” Jackson, WY 2009

The Laura Russo Gallery, “20th Anniversary Group Show,” Portland, OR 2006

Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN 2005

Carnegie Center, Oregon City, OR 2005

Cathedral Park Place/Haze Gallery, “21 Years of Studios: Friends of Carton Service,” Portland, OR 2004

Stewart Gallery, Boise, ID 2003 Savage Fine Art, “Lost and Found,” Portland, OR 2002

The Art Gym, “Exponential: 4 Huge Paintings,” West Linn, OR 2001

Installation/Collaboration with S. Ray Becker, “Residuum,” Portland Building, Portland, OR 2000

Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, “The Dress,” Portland, OR 1998

Tidbit Gallery, Portland, OR 1998

Savage Fine Art, “Home Show,” Portland, OR 1995

BonaKeane Gallery, “Box Show,” Portland, OR 1995

Mesa Gallery, “Bookworks,” Mesa AZ 1992

Fifth National Fiber Arts Competition, Dalton, GA 1992



Permanent Collections

Amberglen Business Center, Beaverton, OR Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

AmMedDirect, Nashville, TN Providence Cancer Center, Portland, OR

Bellevue Towers, Bellevue, WA Providence Health System, St.Vincent, Portland. OR

Bullard Law, Portland, OR Salem Hospital, Salem, OR

Garvey Schubert Barer, Portland, OR The Commerce Bank, Portland, OR

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, U. of Oregon, Eugene, OR Tin House, Portland, OR (publishers)

Mazama Capital Management, Portland, OR University of Oregon Alumni Center, Eugene, OR

McCormack Communications, Portland, OR Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN



“Art on the Hill: Works from OHSU Collection”, 2011 pp. 64, illus.

Cantor, Allyn, “Vignettes: Whitney Nye: Liberty,” Preview The Gallery Guide, February/March 2011, p. 63

D.K. Row, “A Nice Night for an Art Walk,” The Oregonian, February 3, 2011, pp. E1-E2

Zevitas, Steven T. New American Paintings, Boston, MA:  The Open Studios Press, 2009, pp. 104-107, ills

Nichols, Jake, “’Abstractions’ and Indian Blankets in Jackson,” Planet, Jackson Hole Online, 2008, p. 1

Libby, Brian, “Warming art heats up chilly month,” The Oregonian, Thursday, February 1, 2007, pp. E1, E5

Nolan, Joe, “Our Critics’ Picks,” Nashville Scene, Nashville, TN, May 25, 2006, p. 6

Gallivan, Joseph, "A Summertime Smorgasbord," Portland Tribune, July 5, 2005, pp. B1, B3

D.K. Row, “Livin’ Large,” The Oregonian, January 21, 2001,p. F2

Janey Goetz, “A Show of Extraordinary Proportions,” The Oregonian, January 4, 2001, p.1, 8

Lisa Lambert, “Big Thinking,” Willamette Week, January 2001


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