Nancy Hejna


Nancy is grateful for the teaching of Thomas McDonald and support from the Riverside Arts Center.  Her works are often inspired by the Midwest landscape and the rich imagery of 19th century painters such as Whistler, Turner, Innes and pre-impressionistic France. She gravitates toward used surfaces, found materials and mixing media. Nancy lives in Riverside, Illinois where she enjoys the occasional company of her four adult children.  She works as an occupational therapist in special education. 

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

Recent Works   Riverside Township Hall, Riverside, IL  2013
Found  Freeark Gallery, Riverside, IL  2010
Seasons of the Riverwalk    Best Art Gallery, Naperville, IL  2004
Midwest Landscapes    Best Art Gallery, Naperville, IL  2003
Inside Riverside (with Jim English)    Freeark Gallery, Riverside, IL  2003
Views from the Skyway    Morton College, Cicero, IL   2002
Views from the Skyway    Blue Parrot Cafe, Riverside, IL  2002
Recent Works    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL  1999
Recent Works    Riverside Township Hall, Riverside, IL  1998

Group Exhibitions

The Minds I    Julius Ceasar Gallery, Chicago, IL  2012
Adam and Eve    Freeark Gallery, Riverside, IL  2007
Dreamings from the Shaven Plain    Stolizzo Gallery, Chicago, IL  2003
Spirituality and Art    Art in Chicago Series, Riverside, IL  2002
Animal Instincts    Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI  2001
Member Show    Freeark Gallery, Riverside, IL  annually 1995-2013

Juried Exhibitions

Women's Works 2005    Court House Gallery, Woodstock, IL  2005
Spirituality & Religion in a Modern World    Union St. Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL 2005
Gallery 2004    Robert F. DeCaprio Gallery, Palos Hills, IL  2004
Gallery 2003    Robert F. DeCaprio Gallery, Palos Hills, IL  2003
Gallery 2002    Robert F. DeCaprioGallery, Palos Hills, IL  2002 (awarded 2nd place)
Women's Works    Court House Gallery, Woodstock, IL  2002 (awarded 3rd place)
Crosscurrents    Blank Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN  2000, 2001, 2002
Gallery 2000    Robert F. DeCaprio Gallery, Palos Hills, IL  2000 (honorable mention)
Illiana Artists Juried Show    Chesterton, IN  2000
23d Annual Baer Exhibition    Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL  1999
Annual Acrylic & Casien Painters    New York, NY  1999
Gallery 1999    Robert F. DeCaprio Gallery, Palos Hills, IL  1999