Bio & Statement


Nancy Hollinghurst is a realist painter born in Atlanta, GA in 1978.
She received an MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2008,
and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2002.
She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY with her husband Dave.

Artist Statement

Whether I am painting an actual person, food, landscape or a collection of things, in my view, it’s always a portrait.
Of course we know that every human has a story, but beyond the figure, I’m very interested in the narrative of people’s personal space.
We collect objects and assign meaning to them because someone gave it to us, made it for us, it’s their recipe, or it just simply reminds us of time spent with a sepcific person.
When these people are gone, we hold onto “them”. Life’s little souviniers.
I am aware that my paintings will outlast me in this world, and I strive to create with intention and honesty,
and produce my personal narrative, that will give insight into my little corner of  the universe.