EDUCATION

2007   MFA University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
1980    BFA Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

SOLO EXHBITIONS

2013    Arcadia, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
2010    Sublunary, Flicker Street Studio, Memphis, TN
2008   Homegoing, Askew, Nixon, & Ferguson, Memphis, TN
2005   Departure, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
2003   Looney, Ricks, Kiss Architects, Memphis, TN
1998   Askew, Nixon, Ferguson & Wolfe, Memphis, TN
1996   New Work, Ledbetter Lusk, Memphis, TN
1994    Kurts Bingham Gallery, Memphis, TN
1991    Askew, Nixon, Ferguson & Wolfe, Memphis, TN
1988   Schmidt Bingham Gallery, New York, NY
           Alice Bingham Gallery, Memphis, TN
1986   Alice Bingham Gallery, Memphis, TN
1984   Alice Bingham Gallery, Memphis, TN

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013    David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
            Present Tense: The Art of Memphis from 2001- Now, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN
2012    David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
2011     Found, Flicker Street Studio, Memphis, TN
2007   Art Museum at the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
2003   Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN
1998    Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN
            Director's Council Exhibit, Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
            Memphis Arts Council's Arts Day, Memphis, TN
1997    Group Exhibition, Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
            Body & Soul: Contemporary Southern Figures, traveling exhibit: Columbus Museum, Columbus,
            GA; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS; Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL; Cummer
           Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
           ArtFair/Seattle (Ledbetter Lusk Gallery of Memphis) Seattle, WA
           Memphis College of Art Biennial, Memphis, TN
           Spectrum, Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN
1996    ArtFair/Seattle (Ledbetter Lusk Gallery of Memphis) Seattle, WA
           Three from Memphis, Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS
          Tree as Icon, Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
1995   31st Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
           Fogelman Collection, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
           Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
1994   Olga Dollar Gallery, San Francisco, CA
          Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA
1993   From the Mountains to the Mississippi, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN
           Invitational Artist of Garden of America Exhibit, Dixon Museum, Memphis, TN
1992   Peyton Wright Gallery, Santa, Fe, NM
          Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
          From the Mountains to the Mississippi, Memphis State University Gallery, Memphis, TN
1991    Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
           Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
1989   Fracture Design, The Black Box, St. Louis, MO
1986   Schmidt-Bingham Gallery, New York, NY

COMMISSIONS & PROJECTS

2010    Women's Foundation of Memphis, Memphis, TN
2006   Memphis in May, Memphis, TN
1998    Central Library (Memphis Public Library & Information Center), Memphis, TN
1996    Wolfchase Galleria, Memphis, TN
1994    Memphis Arts Festival, Memphis, TN, Festival poster
1993    Youth Services-Bridge Builders, Memphis, TN, Poster
           Memphis Arts Council Calendar
           Open House, National Alliance to End Homelessness The Children's Museum, Memphis, TN,
            installation for the permanent collection
1989   Opera Memphis, Set design Collaboration, The Magic Flute, 1989 production
1987   Concert Magazine, Memphis Symphony, cover
1986   Art in Embassies Program

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

The Children's Museum, Memphis, TN
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

ARA Foods, Philadelphia
Askew, Nixon, Ferguson & Wolfe, Architects, Memphis, TN
Autozone, Inc., Memphis, TN
Boatman's Bank Headquarters, Memphis, TN
Federal Express Corporation, Memphis, TN
First Tennessee Bank, Memphis, TN
Green Square Capital, Memphis, TN
Hilton Hotels, Memphis, TN
Keye Media, New York, NY
Richard Manoogian, Taylor, MI
Memphis Cancer Center, Memphis, TN
Memphis Cook Convention Center, Memphis, TN
Memphis Public Library, Memphis, TN
Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN
Promus Hotel Corporation Headquarters, Nashville, TN
Schering Plough, Memphis, TN
Seessel's Supermarkets, Memphis, TN
Theatre Memphis, Memphis, TN
Trammel Crow, Memphis, TN
Union Planters National Bank, Memphis, TN
University Club, Memphis, TN

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Architectural Digest, Brendan Gill, Centerbrook, August 1988
Art Forum, Ronnie Cohen, Nancy Cheairs, April, 1988
Art in Creation, Boatman's Bank, Catalog, 1985
Catalog, Amman, American Art in the Embassy Residence, Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville, TN
The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN
      Fresh Looks of Summer Make a Competent Show, 1982      
       New Show Stands Out, May 1984      
       Donald LaBadie, Inner Light is Aglow, May 1985      
       Concert Magazine to Make Debut, September 1987
      Concert Magazine, Susan Robinson, Memphis, TN, September 1987        
       Artist Cheairs Dreams Lead to Her First New York Show, December 1987
       Mysticism Lives in Cheairs Work, May 1988    
       Cheairs Allure Beyond Words, April 1991
       Fredric Koeppel, Cheairs Painting of Rare Quality, March 1994    
       Fredric Koeppel, As a teacher, Cheairs learns as she goes, December 2010
       Flicker Street Studio, November 2011                             
Memphis Business Journal, Edwin Howard, The Visual Dimension, April 1991      
     Free of Pressure, Cheairs Charts New Painting Directions, January 1990      
    Cheairs Art in Transition, May 1988         
Living Arts Magazine, A Chat with Nancy Cheairs, August 2006
Memphis Business Journal
      The Visual Dimension, May 1984
      Free of Pressure, Cheairs Charts New Painting Directions, January 1990
      Cheairs Art in Transition, May 1988       
Number One, Profiles, Memphis, TN Summer 1987
Number Eight, Elise Nester, Nancy Cheairs, Memphis, TN Spring 1988
RSVP, Kini Kedigh, Passionate Transformation, February 1997
WKNO-FM 91.1 (PBS), Charles Billings, January 1990