Born:
New York City

Education:
San Francisco Art Institute, BFA 1962

Gail Chadell Nanao's paintings manifest an eloquent and creative spirit. Her paintings are suffused with a cool glow creating a somber mood reminiscent of Francisco Goya and Edvard Munch. The rich tonal color is achieved with brushwork that appears to be free and loose in application but still maintains precision in defining form. The surfaces have an intrinsic glow. Her works impart a feeling of beauty that is profound and remote and timeless.

Karl Kasten, Professor Emeritus
U.C. Berkeley
Gail Chadell Nanao


Selected Solo and Joint Exhibitions
2018
"Her View: The Bay Area Figuration of Gail Chadell Nanao"
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Sonoma, CA
2016
b. sakata garo, Sacramento, CA
2012
"Nudes and Other Portraits"
b. sakata garo, Sacramento, CA
2009
b. sakata garo, Sacramento, CA
2008
Smith Anderson Gallery North, San Rafael, CA
2008
"Dirty Dishes"
SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, CA
2002
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artist's Gallery
1990
Aomori Gallery, Aomori, Japan
1982
Gallery Space, San Francisco, CA
1978
Solano Junior College, Solano, CA
1965
Tsubaki Kindai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1964
Brooklyn Museum Art School, New York City
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016
"Artists in Residence: San Jose's 20th Cenrurt Vanguard"
San Jose Mueum of Art
San Jose, CA
2013
"Facing Forward: New Acquisitions, 2000 to Present"
Monterey Museum of Art
Monterey, CA
2013
"David Lance Goines and Friends"
Hillside Club
Berekely, CA
2012
"Lines and Colors"
Carnegie Arts Center
Turlock, CA
2012
"Gender Specific: Take It or Leave It"
Smith Andersen Editions
Palo Alto, CA
2011
"Big Names, Small Art"
Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA
2011
"So Who Do You Think You Are"
San Jose Museum of Art, CA
2010
"Juicy Paint"
San Jose Museum of Art, CA
2010
"Figure"
b. sakata garo, Sacramento, CA
2005
Cafe Borrone
Menlo Park, CA
2003
"10 Days In Berne"
Smith-Anderson Gallery
Palo Alto, CA
2001
"The Art of Collaborative Printmaking"
Smith Anderson Editions, Minneapolis, Minnesota
San Francisco, CA
2001
"The Art of Collaborative Printmaking"
Smith Anderson Editions, Michael Martin Galleries
San Francisco, CA
1999
"The Art of Collaborative Printmaking"
Smith Anderson Editions, de Saisset Museum
Reno, Nevada
1998
"The Art of Collaborative Printmaking"
Smith Anderson Editions, Nevada Museum of Art
Santa Clara, CA
1994
"Somthing in Common"
Collector's Gallery, Oakland Museum
Oakland, CA
1984
Donald Jones Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1984
Creative Growth, Oakland, CA
1981
San Francisco Art Institute, Gallery Space
1979
Work No. 4, The Farm, San Francisco, CA
1977
California State Fair, Sacramento, CA
1977
Ohlone College of Art, Fremont, CA
Public Collections
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, San Francisco, CA
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Monterey, CA
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Patrick and Beatrice HAggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Stanford University Library, Palo Alto, CA
University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA
Grants
1968
Ford Foundation Grant
Tamarind Lithography Studio
Los Angeles, CA
Reviews
1981
Art News, May, Thomas Albright
1981
San Francisco Chronicle, Thomas Albright, Jan. 24
Residencies
2004
Aomori Contemporary Art Centre
Aomori, Japan
2004
Tamarind Lithography Workshop
Albuquerque, New Mexico
2003
Tom Blaess Printshop
Berne, Switzerland