Nancy Agati’s work addresses transformations and patterns in nature through physical investigations of materials. Her multiple disciplinary work includes works on paper, sculpture, textiles, site-specific installation and public art.
She has exhibited her work widely throughout Philadelphia, nationally, and abroad including solo exhibitions at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, and Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC. Nancy Agati was a recipient of a Windows of Opportunity Grant from the Leeway Foundation and has been awarded artist-in-residence placements at the Santa Fe Art Institute, New Mexico, Lo Studio dei Nipoti, Calabria, Italy, and Main & Station in Nova Scotia. Her time spent in Southern Italy initiated several bodies of work, including Portico Series, which relate to plant formations, traditional lace patterning, and architectural geometry. Works from the Portico Series are in several prominent collections, three of which were recently added to the permanent collection at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Courtesy of Susanna W. Gold, Ph.D