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Nancy Friese obtained her BS in nursing from the University of North Dakota, in the state where she was born and maintains a farmstead studio. She changed her career course and studied painting and printmaking at different venues, culminating in an MFA from the Yale University School of Art in 1980. Primarily a landscape painter and printmaker, Friese is currently working in watercolor on large-scale landscapes. A recipient of numerous awards, fellowships and artist residencies, Friese has exhibited her paintings and prints nationally and internationally. She is a professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she has taught since 1990.
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Friese, Nancy and Goulis, Richard, "Nancy Friese" (2011). NetWorks RI | RISD Faculty Profiles. 20.