ABOUT NANCY HIRSCH LASSEN
I adore color. . .that’s my passion and, I think, my special gift. I especially love the juxtaposition of color and the evolutionary interplay of color on canvas. Purely contemporary, non-representational paintings intrigue me most at present. I begin my process with lots of texture, line, brushstrokes and glazes, then follow the paint’s lead. The challenge is to keep the excitement of the process evident in the final product. . .fresh and exhilarating!
About the Artist
Nancy Hirsch Lassen is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She discovered her passion for art early on, and pursued a career in art and interior design. She received her BA degree from Newcomb College in 1975, where she spent her junior year attending the University of Madrid studying art history in the Prado. After Newcomb, Nancy remained in New Orleans where she started her design firm, Interiors & Extras, now in it's 32nd year. Nancy has studied with Nell Tilton at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art since 2004 and has taken many workshops with Steven Aimone, Bob Burridge, and Krista Harris.
She is currently represented by Degas Gallery in New Orleans, LA, The Kessler Collection at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Birmingham, AL, Dk Gallery in Marietta Ga, Taos Blue in Taos, NM, and has giclees in The John Richards Collection in High Point, North Carolina. Her largest piece from her show in May at the Kessler Gallery was purchased by the owner, Richard Kessler, for his private Collection, (and the smallest of that show was purchased by the gallery director). In April 2017, Nancy participated in Fivefecta, a show with 4 fellow contemporary artists from the New Orleans area, at Degas Gallery. She received the highest honor in May 2017 from the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, the Director's Award, leases work to the movie industry through Nola Props, and has produced numerous commissions in New York City. Recently, forty-eight original pieces were commissioned and installed in the new University Medical Center in New Orleans and she has three times been one of twenty finalists in the Bombay Sapphire New Orleans show. She has commissioned works in the Federal Reserve Bank of New Orleans and works in Sloan Kettering, NYC. Her small works are sold currently at the New Orleans Museum of Art retail shop. Nancy's work was featured on the cover of Inside New Orleans magazine October/November 2017 issue, with a 4-page spread discussing her current work.
She has a solo show scheduled April 7th, 2018 at the Degas Gallery in New Orleans and will participate in an Abstract Show at the Grand Bohemian in September, 2018.
Nancy always looks forward to and welcomes exciting and inspiring new projects and commissions.