Singular and Serial: Expanding the Circle, Cove Street Arts, Portland, ME

The Ordinary Unbound, A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton, MA—four person show

An Atmosphere of Water and Dust, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA—solo show

Eighth Annual Juried Show, Gallery A3, Amherst, MA

The Artful Ice Shanty, Brattleboro Art Museum, Brattleboro, VT

A Ripple is a Wave, An Ocean is a Mountain, Olivia Arau curator, Sanford Gallery, Northampton, MA


Canary in the Coal Mine, Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Easthampton, MA

All I want is to be the river…, Worcester Art Museum, MA, Central Massachusetts Artist Initiative Rotation

The Connecticut River, The Saint-Gaudens Memorial, Cornish, NH—three person show

Spring, Sanford Gallery, Northampton, MA

Member Show, Bromfield Gallery, Boston

Connect: small prints by members of the Boston Printmakers, Curtis Center for the Arts, CO

The Lightness of Being aka The Exhibition of Delights, Sanford Gallery, Northampton, MA


Mapping Narratives, New Prints 2021/Winter, IPCNY, New York, NY

Rising Waters/Blazing Earth, Augusta Savage Gallery, UMass Amherst, MA

Flat File, A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton, MA

Intertwined, Sanford Gallery, Northampton, MA

Shards, The Loo Gallery, Zea Mays Printmaking, Northampton, MA—solo show

Renew, Bromfield Gallery, Boston

Canary in the Coal Mine, Forbes Library and Sanford Gallery, Northampton, MA


Green to the Extreme, A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton, MA

Summer Show, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

One after Another, William Blizard Gallery, Springfield College, MA

The Sky Is Falling, New England Biolabs, Rowley, MA

CONEXIONES/ CONNECTIONS, Taller Experimental de Grafica de La Habana, Havana, Cuba


Synchronicity, Easthampton City Arts Gallery

All I want is to be the river though I return again and again to the clouds, Bromfield Gallery, Boston—solo show

Boston Printmakers Traveling Flat File, Museum of Printing Arts, Haverhill, MA

Autumn Light, Sanford Gallery, Zea Mays Printmaking, Northampton, MA

The Inward Gaze, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute

Print As Sculpture II, Chandler Gallery, Cambridge, MA

More Light, Bromfield Gallery, Boston

All I want is to be the river though I return again and again to the clouds, Anna Maria College Gallery, MA—solo show

All You Need Is, Bromfield Gallery, Boston

New Faculty, Truro Center for the Arts, MA


8 x 8, Sanford Gallery, Northampton, MA

The Space Between Two, A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton, MA

Double Vision, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

Borders, Boundaries and Limits, Remarque/New Grounds Print Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Inkling, Project B Gallery, Framingham, MA

Bromfield Prints, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA


Working Green: Prints from Zea Mays, Motherbrook Arts Center, Dedham, MA

Beasts of Burden, pop-up show, TUF Gallery, New York, NY

Objectified, Bromfield Gallery, Boston MA

Below the Surface, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Zea Mays Printmaking: New Works, Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA

The Sky Is Falling, Edwards Main Gallery, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME—solo show

Printmakers from Zea Mays, Hardwick Gallery at Columbia College, MO
Unity of Opposites, Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, ME


Unity of Opposites, A.P.E. Ltd. Gallery, Northampton, MA

A State of Mind, Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, NH

Text. Image./ Image. Text. Curry College, Milton, MA
Alter Egos, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

Working Green, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

Hot off the Press, Hope and Feathers, Amherst, MA

MGNE 4th National Exhibition, Attleboro Arts Museum, MA. Juror: Andrew Stevens

Edditional (sic) Tools, Project Space Gallery, SUNY Oneonta, NY

Absence & Presence, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia


The Sky Is Falling, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA—solo show
Winter Solstice, Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA

Once, Brickbottom Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Awagami Miniature Print Exhibition, Inbe Art Space, Yoshinogawa City, Tokushima, Japan

Absence & Presence, Curry College, Milton, MA

Artists as Curators, Kehler Liddell, New Haven, CT

Plus One, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

Digital Exhibitions: Textures, Zea Mays Printmaking:


Substrata: the stuff of which prints are made, Sanford Gallery, Northampton, MA

Continental Drift: Printmakers Converge, Belmont Gallery of Art, Belmont, MA

Quarter Sheet: Almost Legal, Sanford Gallery, Zea Mays Printmaking, Northampton, MA

Fall Frontal, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

Palate to Plate, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI (August 2014 – January 2015)

Boston and Iceland Printmakers, Icelandic Printmakers Society, Reykjavik, Iceland

Work for Food, Room 83 Spring, Watertown, MA

New Selections, Sanford Gallery, Zea Mays Printmaking, Northampton, MA

Dog Portraits, Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA

Print Austin 2014, Georgetown Art Works, TX

IMPRINT!, The Art Gallery at North Hill, Needham, MA


The Boston Printmakers 2013 North American Print Biennial, 808 Gallery, Boston University

Prints from Zea Mays, San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba

PR!NT, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

In Lovely Blueness, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA—solo show

Inklings: Ideas in Print, Sanford Gallery, Zea Mays Printmaking, Northampton, MA

Black Ink, Nave Annex Gallery, Somerville, MA


Different Kind, The Gallery at Mt. Ida College, Newton, MA—solo show

The Usual Suspects, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

Large Scale Prints, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

Scale in Contemporary Printmaking, A.P.E. Ltd Gallery, Northampton, MA

Alt Photo, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

Printmaking: Prominent Printmakers, New Hampshire Art Institute, Manchester, NH

Print/Counter-Print, Rose Contemporary Gallery, Portland, ME, and at Sanford Gallery, Zea Mays Printmaking, MA


Shelter in Place, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA—solo show

Print Show, Lorg Fine Art Printmakers Ltd, Workshop and Gallery , Galway, Ireland

A4Printmakers International 2011, The Poly Arts Centre, Falmouth, Cornwall

Prudent Prints, School of Art Gallery and Museum at Aberystwyth Univ., Aberystwyth, Wales, UK

Six of One, Half Dozen of the Other, Augusta Savage Gallery, UMass Amherst


Under Cover, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

Half a World Away: Sustainable Printmaking from New Zealand and New England, Wharepucke Gallery, Kerikeri, New Zealand & A.P.E., Northampton, MA

Considering the Figure: 4 Points of View, Gallery One, Washtenaw Comm. College, Ann Arbor, MI

10, Southern Graphics Council Conference, Philadelphia, PA


Hunter College, New York, NY MFA in Painting and Sculpture

Bennington College, Bennington, VT BA in Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking

Saint Martins College of Art, London Study abroad


Maine College of Art; Marvin Bileck Visiting Artist at Bowdoin College, ME; Wheaton College, MA; Art Institute of Boston; SUNY New Paltz, NY; SUNY Oneonta, NY; SUNY Oswego, NY; Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI; Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA


2005-present: Zea Mays Printmaking, Northampton, MA; Truro Center for the Arts, Castle Hill, Truro, MA; A6 Studio, Bend, Oregon; Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY


2000-2010 Associate Professor, Director of Interdisciplinary Arts, Chester College of New England, Chester, NH

1999-2000 Lecturer Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA; Regis College, Weston, MA; Salem State College, MA

1993-1999 Assistant Professor of Art, Art Department, Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA


Coursework Grant, International Print Center New York, 2021

“Rowing Between the Lines: Nancy Diessner’s Liminal Spaces” by Lauren Szumita. Exhibition Catalog Essay 2019

“A State of Mind; Printmakers Tackle the Issues,” by Linda Chestney. Artscope magazine, Nov. / Dec. 2016

“Different Kind: Nancy Diessner,” by J. Fatima Martins. Artscope magazine, Nov. / Dec. 2012

“Art for the Love of Dogs,” by Chris Bergerson, Metrowest Daily News, April 4, 2011

“Shelter in Place by Nancy Diessner”, Dog Art Today, April 5, 2011

“Photos Figure into Body of Work,” by Mary Sherman, Boston Sunday Herald, June 17, 2001


New York Public Library; Hampshire College; Wheaton College; San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba; School of Art at Aberystwyth Univ., Aberystwyth, Wales, UK; Portland Museum of Art; Yale University Art Gallery; BioLabs, Rowley, MA; Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College; Mortimer Rare Book Room at Smith College; Southern Graphics Council; Vassar College; Wellesley College; Wesleyan University; Cleveland Institute of Art; Smith College; The University of the Arts; Virginia Commonwealth University; Bucknell University; Reed College; Califia; Skillman Library, Lafayette College, Easton, PA; Eli Wiesel, NY, NY; Cedar Crest College, Cressman Library, Allentown, PA; Temple Covenant of Peace, Easton, PA; Arak-Kanofsky Studios, NJ; Southern Graphics Council Archives at the University of Mississippi; Anchor Graphics at Columbia College Archive; various private collections