Nancy XiáoRong Valentine is a self-taught multi-disciplinary artist from Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Drawing technical inspiration from her Chinese heritage, Nancy strives to reveal hidden connections to her audience through implied design. Many of her works communicate an affinity and appreciation for the simplistic, the natural and the feminine form; her themes often revolve around the connection point of the natural and the spiritual. Nancy's mediums of focus are alcohol ink, charcoal, india ink and watercolor.
In addition to her pursuit of art, Nancy earned her BA in Communication and Professional writing at University of Minnesota Duluth in 2013. She continues her involvement in the fields of communication and marketing through her work at Springboard for the Arts, a non-profit focusing on economic and community development organization for artists, by artists (offices based in Fergus Falls, and Lowertown, St. Paul, Minnesota).
CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
May 2019 - June 2019
A CENTER FOR THE ARTS SOLO EXHIBITION
A solo exhibition of works from Nancy's Liminal Femininity series will be on display at A Center for the Arts in downtown Fergus Falls, MN.
THE SPOT PANINI & WINE - SOLO DISPLAY
A showcase of new works will be on display at The Spot Panini & Wine in Fergus Falls, MN in autumn of 2019. Stay tuned for specific dates.
November 14th, 2018 | 7:00pm - 11:00pm
RAW: MINNEAPOLIS - OVATION SHOWCASE
A showcase of over 50+ local Twin Cities artists of all different mediums and art forms coming together to showcase their work at The Pourhouse (10 S 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402). Tickets $22 via link below or $30/door.
11 Questions with Nancy Valentine, Multi-Disciplinary Artist
ElizabethMae Blog, a platform for highlighting all things related to wellness, creativity and style, reached out to me early spring of 2018 for an interview.
They asked questions about my career and artistic journey. To read my interview with ElizabethMae, visit: ElizabethMaeBlog.
POP-UP ART SHOW
Fergus Falls, MN
I put on a 2-week Pop-Up art show at The Spot Panini & Wine, a local eatery in Fergus Falls.
On display: pieces finished in 2018 & series: "Long Happy Life," a project portraying iconic scenes of Nancy's Chinese-American grandfather enjoying his favorite activities throughout Otter Tail County (which received project funding through the Lake Region Arts Council through resources from the McKnight Foundation).
JUST BARELY COVER
My painting "Virgo" was featured as the cover image of Just Barely in the September issue of 2017.
LIVE WIDE OPEN FEATURE
Otter Tail County, MN
In August of 2017, I was interviewed and featured by Live Wide Open a campaign through West Central Initiative.
Learn more about me & why I love to call Otter Tail County my home on Live Wide Open.