Nancy Fletcher Cassell
Nancy Fletcher Cassell was born in Lebanon, Tennessee She received an
MFA in Drawing from The University of Cincinnati (1979) and a B.S. from
Middle Tennessee State University in Painting and Art Education (1970).
She studied as a full time student at the Art Academy of Cincinnati (1974-75). Early in her career, she worked as a graphic designer in Nashville and was an exhibiting member of The Artist’s Guild. Later she taught drawing, painting and design at Mount Saint Joseph College, Cincinnati, Ohio (1980-84).
Cassell has received two residency fellowships to Yaddo and one to The
Virginia Center for Creative Arts, as well as grants from Art Matters (1990), The Kentucky Arts Council, Al Smith Fellowship (1987, 1994, 2002), The Southern Arts Federation NEA/Regional Fellowship Program (1988),
The Kentucky Foundation for Women (1988, 2003) and Summerfair, Individual Artists Grants ( 1987, 1995).
Her work is in the permanent collections of The Owensboro Art Museum,
Owensboro, Kentucky, The Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Ohio, The
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, The Louisville Courier Journal, Cincinnati Bell and numerous public and private collections. She was invited to participate in a video on Kentucky Painters titled “Looking at Painting” for WKET public television. Her work was reproduced in, Drawing Space, Form and Expression, published by Prentice Hall. Reviews and articles about her work have appeared in Dialogue, Art Papers, The Artists Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, The New Art Examiner and New American Paintings (2007 & 1998).