Nan Ring has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards for her fine art, such as the Vermont Studio Center Artist’s Fellowship Award in Painting, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation/NEA Fellowship Award in Works on Paper, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Artists’ Fellowship Award in Drawing. She has been awarded artist-in-residence fellowships Hambidge Center, GA, Castle Hill, MASS, I-Park Foundation, CT, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Soaring Gardens, PA, Ucross Foundation and Brush Creek Foundation, both WY, chaNorth, NY, Djerrassi, CA, the Montalvo Center for the Arts, CA, and The Vermont Studio Center. Her paintings and drawings have been exhibited at The Painting Center, New York, N.Y., 14C Art Fair, Jersey City, N.J., The Visual Arts Center, Summit NJ, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, 73 See Gallery, Montclair, NJ, Crane Arts Center, PA, The Drawing Center, New York, N.Y., The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, N.Y., Gallery Henoch, New York, N.Y., and P.S. 122 Gallery, New York, N.Y., among others. Her work is included in prominent public collections such as Prudential Insurance, Coca Cola, Phillip Morris, and others. Ring is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir; Walking On Walnuts, Bantam, 1996, filled with thirteen of her drawings, (national media, regional bestseller.) Ring earned her MFA in Painting from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pa., where she was nominated for the Robert Motherwell Foundation Dedalus Award in Painting, and is a graduate cum laude of Syracuse University School of Visual and Performing Arts. A transplanted Manhattanite, she lives in northern New Jersey and is the proud mother of a twenty-two-year-old son, a musician based in Memphis.