Nancy  Kozikowski

 

About the Body of Work:

Nancy Kozikowski

   After 40 years of making tapestries I feel that the geometric designs which have evolved in my work express a life of their own. Working within and against the limitations of the loom and evolving from vegetable dyes to unlimited chemically dyed colors, these designs have begun to express power, movement and light.


    I have tried to release the pattern from the surface of the tapestry and create a fluid, gentle, shallow and spontaneous space. I want to release the image from the medium--into the imagination of the viewer.

 

One Person or Two person Exhibitions

2015   Albuquerque Museum and DSG Fine Art, Albuquerque, New Mexico, China: East

           West Warp Weft: Weaving Connects the World: Lin Le Cheng and Nancy

           Kozikowski

2015   Shenyang University, Shenyang, China: East West Warp Weft: Weaving

           Connects the World: Lin Le Cheng and Nancy Kozikowski

2015   Lu Xun Academy, Shenyang, China: East West Warp Weft: Weaving Connects

           the World: Lin Le Cheng and Nancy Kozikowski

2015   ChangChun University, Changchun, China: East West Warp Weft: Weaving

           Connects the World: Lin Le Cheng and Nancy Kozikowski

2014   Nancy Kozikowski New Tapestries and Paintings, DSG Fine Art Albuquerque

2012  The Evolution of Tradition 1895 1895 Cultural Industry District, Jiangsu Province,

          China

2012  Nancy Kozikowski, Shang Shan Art Museum, Song Zhuang, China

2010  New Work: Nancy Kozikowski/Susan Klebanoff, DSG Fine Art, ABQ, NM

2008  Han Yan Gallery, Song Zhuang, China  

1992   J.Cacciola Galleries, New York
1990   Guadalupe Historic Foundation, Santa Fe, NM
1989   Weaving Southwest,Taos, NM

 

The following shows were two person shows: Nancy Kozikowski and Janusz Kozikowski
1988   American Business Interiors, Albuquerque, NM
1986   Robert Four Gallery, Paris 
1985   Wool Warehouse Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
1983   Gallery 10, New York
 1983  St. John's Episcopal Church, New York 
1982   Houshang's Gallery, Dallas, TX
 1982  Enthios Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1981   Open Ring Gallery, Sacramento, CA
1981  The Governor's Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1980   Mariposa Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
1979   Zapiecekk Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
1978   Clay and Fibre Gallery, Taos, NM
1975   Elaine Horwitch Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
1974   Museum of Contemporary Folk Art, Los Angeles

1974  Hill's Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
           Elaine Horwitch Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
           Mariposa Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
1973  Elaine Horwitch Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
          Hill's Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1970 Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR

 

 

 

Awards and Commissions

 

2009     Sandia Casino, Albuquerque, NM 6  8’x12’ tapestry commissions

2007     “Roberta’s Robe” 6’x4’ tapestry and embroidery commission

2005     “Painted Pottery” 10’x8’ tapestry commission for the American Society of

             Radiologic  Technologists (ASRT)

2004     “Red Quarks”  48”x48” tapestry NM State Capitol Building, Santa Fe NM,

               Capitol Arts Collection

2003     “Silver” UCLA Commission by Anderson School EMBA Class

2002      “Block Cycle” 20’ x 8’ tapestry commission, Block Distributing,  San Antonio,

               TX
2002     “Z and S” tapestry commission , New Mexico Junior College, Hobbs NM
2002     “RT Red” tapestry commission, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
2001     “Magnifico honoree for 2001”
2001     “Red Chief Blanket”, 8’ x 30’, Bernalillo County Court House, Albuquerque, NM
1997     “Bravo Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts in 1996, Albuquerque, NM
1996     “Wave Theory” 5.5’ x 20’, U.S.A.A. Insurance, Colorado Springs, CO
1995     “Tangled Belts” 5 48”x48”, Hale and Dorr, Boston, MA
1993     “Covanant” 4.5' x 10' commission, Congregation Albert, Albuquerque, NM
1992     "Thread of New Mexico," 18.5' x 42", City of Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM
1991     "Blue Tallis," 14' x 14',  Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York
1990     "Runways," 6' x 20', Albuquerque International Airport, Albuquerque, NM
1983     Santa Fe Arts Festival
1981     Governor's Award, State of New Mexico
1978     Albuquerque Museum, Textile Award
1974     “Red Chief Blanket”, 8’X30’  Hyatt Regency Hotel, Phoenix, AZ 
1972     Northwest Craftsman's Exhibition
1971     Albuquerque Museum, Textile Competition
1971    Pacific Northwest Handweavers' Conference

 

 

Professorships/ Lectures in China

 

2015   Shenyang University, Shenyang, China: East West Warp Weft: Weaving

           Connects the World: Lin Le Cheng and Nancy Kozikowski

2015   Lu Xun Academy, Shenyang, China: East West Warp Weft: Weaving Connects

           the World: Lin Le Cheng and Nancy Kozikowski

2015   ChangChun University, Changchun, China: East West Warp Weft: Weaving

           Connects the World: Lin Le Cheng and Nancy Kozikowski

2014  Jia Sheng Culture Media Women’s Art Festival,

          Zhalainuoer Museum, Manzhouli, China (Artists Representative Speaker)

2008  November Beijing Lausanne to Beijing 5th International Fiber Art Biennale Catalogue (Juror)

2008 Shanghai Vocational Art and Craft Institute, JiaDing, Shanghai

2006  November Beijing Lausanne to Beijing 5th International Fiber Art Biennale Catalogue (Juror)

 2006 October  Wuhan 

            South Central Minorities University

            Hubei Fine Art Academy

2005 May ShenYang  

            Liaoning Technology Institute of Economic Vocation

2005 June Suzhou

            Suzhou Art & Design Technology Institute

2005  Shanghai Shanghai Institute of Technology

2004 Zibo, Shandong

            Shondong Silk Industry School

2004 Jinan, Shandong

            Shondong College of Arts & Design

2004 Tianjin

            Tianjin Polytechnic University

            Tianjin University of Science & Technology

2004 Nanjing

            Nanjing Art Institute

2004, 2005 Shanghai

2004 Changsha, Hunan, ChangSha University of Science and

         Technology

2004 Yi Yong, Hunan,

 

 

 

Selected Recent Group Exhibitions

 

2015  Sunshine Museum, Song Zhuang China  Fields of Dreams

2015  Song Zhuang Museum, Song Zhuang, China Life In Song Zhuang

2014  Jia Sheng Culture Media Women’s Art Festival,

          Zhalainuoer Museum, Manzhouli, China (Artists Representative Speaker)

2013  Song Zhuang Art Festival Invitational Sunshine Museum, Song Zhuang, China

2013  Blow Up Your Mind Rodin International Gallery - Songzhuang Xiaopu, China

2013  Not Strangers International Artists Invitational,

          Huan Dao Museum, Song Zhunag, China

2013  Juried Invitational (Juror) Da He Wan (Gulf) Museum, Song Zhuang, China

2013  KIAF Korean International Art Fair, Seoul, Korea

2013  Jeon Ju Invitational Exhibition, Jeon Ju Korea

2013  Song Collection Tour of One Hundred Artists in Kubuq, Inner Mongolia

           (catalogue page 134)

2012  Lausanne to Beijing 7th International Fiber Art Biennale (Juror) Nantong China

2012  4th International Tour Show (Park Fine Art) Song Zhuang, China, Seoul Korea,

          Istanbul, Turkey, Albuquerque, NewMexico, USA

2012  KIAF Korean International Art Fair, Seoul, Korea

2012   The Evolution Of Tradition, Exhibition, Lecture, Workshop, JeonJu, Korea

2011  The Cross Yinna Yang Art Center, Songzhuang, Tongzhou, Beijing

2010  Textile Connections, Tokyo University of Arts, Japan

2010  Lausanne to Beijing 6th International Fiber Art Biennale (Juror)

          Zheng Zhou, Henan, China

2008  Lausanne to Beijing 5th International Fiber Art Biennale (Juror)

2008  Han Yan Gallery Song Zhuang Live Draw

2007  Song Zhuang Art Festival International Art Exhibition Invitational

2006  From Lausanne to Beijing 2006 4th International Fiber Art Biennale

         (Souzhou)  (Catalogue page 137)

2006 China Yunan International Folk Arts and Crafts High-Level Forum

          At Yunan Provincial Museum and Yunan Provincial Library Kunming China

2004   “From Lausanne to Beijing,  Suzhou 3rd  International Tapestry Art Exhibition” 

2003   “Live Draw” DCA, Venice CA
2003   “Abstract Art” Anderson Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2003   “Live Draw” Dartmouth Street Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2003   “New Mexico in Kansas” Rice Gallery, Overland Park, KS

2002   “From Lausanne to Beijing  -Shanghai 2nd  International Tapestry Art Exhibition” 
2001   “Thread of New Mexico”  (created by Nancy Kozikowski) Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque NM
2001   “Nancy Kozikowski Invites II” Dartmouth Street Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2000   “From Lausanne to Beijing—Beijing 2000 International Tapestry Art Exhibition” 
1999   “Nancy Kozikowski Invites” Dartmouth Street Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
1997   “Rock   Scissors   Paper”, Anderson Contemporary Arts, Albuquerque, NM
 

 

 

Selected Bibliography;

 

2015  Mei Yuan Magazine - LuXun Academy of Fine Arts   Between China and the   West No Boundaries,critique of the works by Nancy Kozikowski

2014 Trend Magazine Universal Language by Dr Wesley Pulkka

2013 Sand Charm, Ecological China Art Desert, Song Collection Tour of a

         Hundred Artists in Kubuqi, Inner Mongolia, china

2013 The Art Trade Journal Cover Feature,

         Foreign Artists Sitting on the Fence in Beijing,  pp 36 to 55

2013 Not Strangers catalog Huan Dao Museum Song Zhuang China

2012  From Lausanne to Beijing 7th International Fiber Art Biennale Catalogue201

2011  Prime, The New Standard of Luxury August 2011 pp 110 to 116

         ISBN 978-7-112-12523-4 PP 144

2010  From Lausanne to Beijing 6th International Fiber Art Biennale Catalogue

         ISBN 978-7-112-12523-4 PP 144

2010  Sketchbook Confidential , North Light Books, ISBN-13: 978-1-4403-0859-8

2010  TEXTILE CONNECTIONS-woven cosmos-  Tokyo University of Arts

2006  From Lausanne to Beijing 4th International Fiber Art Biennale (Suzhou) Catalogue

         ISBN 7-112-08674-4  PP 137

2006  Fiber Art Design, Tsingua University Publication

          ISBN 7-80685-553-X PP 46, 73, 103, 116

2006   Albuquerque The Magazine April

2005  Jounal of Suzhou Art & Design Technology Institute Suzhou, PRChina

           ISBN 1672-3848 Inside front and back cover, PP71 to 74

2005/2006  Spalding, Julian. Interview: “Nancy Kozikowski”  abqARTS Vol. 9 No. 11

                   Dec2005/Jan2006  pp17

2004  From Lausanne to Beijing 3rd Internationl Fiber Art Biennale (Shanghai)  

          Catalogue ISBN 7-112-06994-7 TU. 6235(12948) PP106  PR China

2004  Shi Jie Zhuang Shi Tu Dian PP 58  isbn 7-112-06570-4  TU.5743(12524)

           Tsinghua University PR China

2004  by Liberty, Lou. “Talking Tapestry – Looking at Nancy Kozikowski” Mirage, Fall 2004, Volume 23, Number 1. PP24-27

2003  “Beijing: Tapestry Art Biennale” Nancy Kozikowski, Fiberarts Magazine
2003 “Abstract Art” Stuart Ashman, Suzanne Deats, Fresco Fine Art Publications
2003 “Artists at Home” Emily Drabanski, New Mexico Magazine, Publisher
2002 “Girl’s Guide to Elvis” Broadway Books/Random House
         “Thread of New Mexico” catalogue 
2000 “From Lausanne to Beijing—Beijing 2002 International Tapestry Art Exhibition”

          catalogue 2000
          Ballatore, Sandy. "Weaver Merges Art Forms." Albuquerque Journal, March

          17,1989:C1.
          Bennett, Kate. "N.M. Weaver Mounts Show in New York," The Albuquerque

          Journal, January 12, 1992:G2.

          Nancy Kozikowski Tapestries Paintings Drawings, Dartmouth Street Gallery
          Press, Albuquerque, NM, 1994.
          Bennett, Kate. "Making Art in Albuquerque," Crosswinds, January/February,     1993 Chaney, Dale. "New Mexico: Another Dimension Looms," The Saturday Evening

         Post, April, 1990:83
         Comber, Mary J. "Nancy Kozikowski: Balancing Opposites," Fiberarts, May

         1990:10.
         Gibson, Daniel. "Kozikowski Weavings," Southwest Profile,

         September/October :59-61.

         "Woven Targets/Painted Arrows," NuCity, May 21 - June 3, 1993:13. 

1992  Reed, Ollie, Jr. "Neon Tapestries," The Albuquerque Tribune, January 21,

          1992:C1,3.

1984 Grant, Barby. "Kozikowski's to be honored for art," Ruidoso News, September 16,

         1982:14. 

1983  Stewart, Tabori & Chang. American Crafts: A Sourcebook, 1983
        "Great Style." Elle, December 1991:72. 
         "Janusz & Nancy Kozikowski," Fiberarts, May/June 1976: 28-31.
         Traugott, Joseph. "Tapestries' Subtle Color Shifts Hypnotizing," Albuquerque

         Journal, May 1, 1983:D2
1979 "NM artist sending tapestry to Pope," The New Mexican, Oct 2, 1979:1.
          Raether, Keith. "Weaving is their way of life," The Albuquerque Tribune, March 7,

          1979:B-1.
           "Weavers to show in Poland," The New Mexican, November 17, 1978:

            Weekend:3. 
 

 

 

Group Exhibitions 1996 and earlier

 

1996   “Human Nature”, Dartmouth Street Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
1996   “Southwest ‘96”, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
1996   “Craft at Gump’s:  The Helen Heninger Years, Craft & Folk Art Museum, Fort

            Mason, San Francisco, CA
1995    Cynthia Woody Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1995   “Objective  Non Objective”, Dartmouth Street Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
1995    “Common Ground 95”, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
1994    "Contemporary Concepts IV", Los Colores Museum, Albuquerque, NM
            "National Tapestry Invitational Exhibition", Art Space/Lima, Lima, OH
            "Metamorphosis", Mariposa Gallery, Albuquerque, NM 
            "High On Fiber", Mesa Arts Center, Mesa,

             AZ                                                            
            "Fiber at the End of the Century", Corvallis Arts Center, Corvallis, OR
1993    Los Colores Museum, Corrales, NM                                                            
            "The Bold Perspective," Matteucci Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
            "Tapestries by Selected Artists from Weaving Southwest," The Historic Taos Inn

              New Mexico
            1993 National Tapestry Invitational, Northern Arizona University Art

            Museum, Flagstaff 
            "The Art of Albuquerque," Magnifico! Albuquerque Festival of the Arts,

             Albuquerque Convention Center
1992    "The Art of Albuquerque," Magnifico! Albuquerque Festival of the Arts,

             Albuquerque Convention Center
1991    "National Tapestry Outlook," American Tapestry Alliance, Alum Gallery, Goshen,

             VA
            "Textiles from Around the World," Textile Arts Foundation, Federal Reserve

              Bank Gallery, Boston
            "Los Colores de Nuevo Mexico: Contemporary Concepts,"  Los  Colores

              Museum, Corrales, NM
            "Little Gems," Fenn Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
            "Magnifico: Albuquerque Festival of the Arts," Albuquerque, NM 
1990    "Southwest '90 : A Fine Arts Competition," Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe,

              NM
            "The Art Of Albuquerque, 1990," Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM 
            Gumps Gallery, San Francisco
            Society for Art in Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA
            Dartmouth Street Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
1989    "Small Works Invitational," The Center for Tapestry Arts, New York
            University of Maryland
            Roswell Museum, Roswell, NM
            Dartmouth Street Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
1988   "Images of Contemporary Tapestry, '88," University of Northern

            Arizona,  Flagstaff, AZ
            Invitational, Pioneer's Museum, Colorado Springs, CO
            Dartmouth Street Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
            Houshang's Gallery, Dallas, TX
           "A Women's Invitational Exhibit," Santa Fe Festival of the Arts, Santa Fe, NM
1987   "Contemporary Images of Traditional Ideas," DSG Fine Art Albuquerque, NM
1985    Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
            Second Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1982    Kauffman Gallery, Houston, TX
            Old Warsaw Gallery, Alexandria, VA
            The Elements Gallery, Greenwich, CT
1981    The Craftsman's Gallery, Scarsdale, NY
            Santa Fe Arts Festival International, Santa Fe, NM
1980    Shaw Rimington Gallery, Toronto, Canada
            "Space and Image," Ni-Wo-Di-Hi Gallery, Austin, TX
1979   Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM                                                   
1978   "Annual Invitational," Roswell Museum, Roswell, NM
           "Convergence '78," Colorado State College, Fort Collins, CO
1977   De Colores Gallery, Denver, CO
1975   "National Invitational," Chenley Cowles Museum, Tacoma, WA
            Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM
1973    "Invitational," Fairtree Gallery, New York
1972    Northwest Craftsman Invitational, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1962    Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe
1959    Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe

Selected Collections

 

Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Art Museum, Washington, DC
Lisa and Ben Holt, San Antonio, TX
Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
American Numismatic Association
Ash Collection
Ellis Island Collection
Hale and Dorr, Boston, MA
Inter-State Assurance Co., Des Moines, IA
KRQE Television, Albuquerque, NM
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
National Bank of Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM
Neutrogena Corporation, Los Angleles, CA
New Mexico Savings and Loan  Corporation, Albuquerque, NM
One Commerce Square, Philadelphia, PA
Scudder, Stevens, and Clark, Boston, MA

St. Thomas Church, Abiqui, NM
Scottsdale Country Club, Scottsdale, AZ
Soltex Polymer Corporation, Houston, TX
The Vatican, Rome

 

Education; University of New Mexico