Marsha Mateyka Gallery
2012 R Street NW · Washington DC 20009 · TEL 202-328-0088 · FAX 202-332-0520
Born: 1942 Easton, Pennsylvania
Died: 2017 New York, NY
Education: 1964 BFA, Rhode Island School of Design
(European Honors Program, 1963 - 64)
2013"Nancy Wolf: Landscapes of Unease", A Forty Year Survey of Drawing
Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington,DC
2008“Nancy Wolf, Dragons Adrift: The New Chinese Landscape",
Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington,DC
2004“Architectural Visions”, Department of Architecture; traveling
to Chung Chi College, Chinese University of Hong Kong
“Worlds Within Worlds: The New Chinese Landscape”,
Department of Architecture, Chinese University of
2002New Drawings, Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, DC
1999Follies, Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, DC
1996Architecture Revealed: Drawings, Prints and Paintings by
Nancy Wolf, The American Institute of
Architects Headquarters Gallery, Washington, DC.
1994Mythic Longings: Sacred & Profane Grids, Marsha
Mateyka Gallery, Washington, DC.
1991The Pleasures of Unease, Marsha Mateyka Gallery,
1988Soho Suite: A Response to Postmodern
Architecture, Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, DC
1985Transition Remembered: A Vision of Nigeria, Marsha
Mateyka Gallery, Washington, DC
1981Hidden Cities, Social Science Research Council, New
Recent Drawings, Martin Summers Graphics,
New York, NY
1977Mixed Cities, Henri Gallery, Washington, DC
1974Lifespaces, American Institute of Architects,
1973Future Cities and Future Spaces, Wood-Gerry Gallery,
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Future Spaces, Atlantic Monthly Gallery, Boston, MA
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2011"Drawing: LC Armstrong, Gene Davis, Christopher French, Jae Ko, Nathan Oliveira,
William T. Wiley, Nancy Wolf", Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, DC
1994The Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington Art Dealers'
Association, Washington, DC.
Getting Real: The Collection of Philip Desind, Southbend
Regional Museum of Art, Southbend, Indiana
1993Off the Mall - Inside Washington's Foremost Art Galleries,
Museum of the Americas, O.A.S., Washington, DC.
199210 New York Artists, Steele/Northcutt Gallery, Eastern
Montana College, Billings, Montana.
1990Works on Paper, Marsha Mateyka Gallery,
1988Landscapes, Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, DC
1986In Black and White, Marsha Mateyka Gallery,
1985Collectors' Choice, Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY.
1984Selected Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Marsha
Mateyka Gallery, Washington, DC
1976Federal Cities: Plans and Realities, Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC ( exhibition continued through 1988 )
1973Washington Artists, Henri Gallery, Washington, DC
New Talent Festival, Gimpel and Weitzenhoffer Graphics,
New York, NY.
Drawings and Prints used in Selected Features:
2002cover, Exporting American Architecture 1870 - 2000,
by Jeffrey Cody, Routledge, London.
1999cover, Postmodern Urbanism, revised edition, Nan Ellin
editor, Princeton Architectural Press, New York.
1998Forbes ASAP, "I'm late, I'm late..." by Daniel Schorr, Nov.
Whole Earth, "Facades" by Witold Rybczynski, summer,
1997Whole Earth, "Yellow Pages", winter, p. 24
1996Journal of Architectural Education, "The Frontier is Our
Home", Lynda Schneekloth, May, p. 221.
1995Stadteinfall: 14 Internationale Projekte fu Wien, Architecture
Zentrum Wien, p. 255.
1995Postmodern Cities and Spaces, Sophie Watson and
Katherine Gibson, editors, cover.
1994Ordering Space: Types in Architecture and Design, cover.
1991The New York Observer, "The City's Past: Don't Tear it
Down, Hoist it High", John Tauranac, May 20, p.11
Oculus, "City Planning Talks: What are City Planning and
the Council Going to Do Now?", Richard Schaffer,
Amanda Burden, Ronald Shiffman, James Jao and Robert
Dryfoos, pp.8 -11, Feb.
1989Conference Schedule and Supplement, National Academies
of Sciences and Engineering, "Postmodernism and Beyond:
Archtecture as the Critical Art of Contemporary Culture",
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center, Irvine, CA, pp. 26 - 28, October.
Urbis, The Journal of the Department of Architecture and
Planning, The Catholic University of America, Washington,
DC frontispiece, No. 6.
Pulpsmith, "The Market Place", Peter Halfar, pp.23-25,vol.8.
1987Place Makers, Ronald Lee Fleming and Renata Von
Tscharner, Harcourt, Brace & Jovanovich, Boston, MA, p. 2.
1984Federal University of Technology Bulletin, Yolo, Nigeria,
pp. 1 - 4.
1975The Washington Post, "Understanding Urban Realities",
Wolf Von Eckardt, E1, Feb. 21.
Inland Architect, "The Downfall of the Highrise", Wolf Von
Eckardt, pp.7 - 17, October.
1974DUSP ( Department of Urban Studies and Planning ), M.I.T.
Newsletter, cover, pp.2 - 14.
The Atlantic Monthly Magazine, "My Petition for More
Space" John Hersey, cover, pp. 62 - 67.
A.I.A. Journal, "Protest Against the Primacy of Technology
Over Humanity", pp. 34 - 37, July.
1973The Federal City: Plans and Realities, Smithsonian Institute,
pp. 93 - 99.
1972The New York Times Magazine, "The Erich Fromm Theory of
Agression", Erich Fromm, pp. 80 -81, February 27.
1971The New York Times Magazine, "Is America Falling Apart?",
Anthony Burgess, p.99, November.
1970The New York Times Magazine, "On the Lam in America",
Anthony Lukas, December 13.
Selected Public Collections:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin Texas
American University Museum, Katzen Center, Washington, DC
(formerly in the collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art)
Weil, Rex. "Nancy Wolf", Marsha Mateyka, Washington, DC, Artnews, Summer 2008
Lawrence, Sidney. "Nancy Wolf at Marsha Mateyka", Art in America, May 2008
Barbiero, Daniel. "Nancy Wolf", The New Art Examiner, May. 1988
Blake, Peter. "No Need for Words", Interior Design pp. 228-29, November. 1988
Danikian, Caron le Brun. "Painter Printmaker Looks at Future Space", The Christian
Science Monitor, August 4. 1973
Forgey, Benjamin. "Demolition Job: Artist Nancy Wolf's Dynamite Views of Modernist
Architecture", The Washington Post, Sept.21, pp. C1,C7. 1996
Forgey, Benjamin. "Wolf's Building Sense of Anger", The Washington Post, C2,
March 19. 1988
Lewis, Jo Ann. "The Art of Building", The Washington Post, G3, July. 1974
Lewis, Jo Ann. "Creating a New City with the Oddball Help of 16 Washington Artists",
The Washington Magazine, p.106, Nov. 1975
Lewis, Jo Ann. "Scaling Modern Architecture", The Washington Post, B7, December
Lewis, Jo Ann. "Wolf, Moving On", The Washington Post, Galleries, C2, April 20. 1985
Long, Andrew. "Openings", Art & Antiques, March 1999, p.36,38 1999
McCoy, Mary. "Wolf's Ominous Building Blocks", The Washington Post, Galleries, C2,
March 30. 1991
McWilliams, Martha. Washington City Paper, p.72, Oct. 14. 1994
Mulbetsch, Marilyn. "Nancy Wolf Paints Her Case", Boston Globe, p.71, July 29.1973
Power, Mark. "Works on Paper at Mateyka", The Washington Post, Galleries, C2,
November 27 1986
Sherman, Harvey E."Nancy Wolf: An Art of the Emotional Landscape", Utopian
Studies, 9,1, pp. 173-83 1998
Tucker, Patrick. "Deconstruction Sites", Museum and Arts Washington p. 73,
Tucker, Patrick. "Soho Suite: A Response to Postmodern Architecture", Pulpsmith
p.26, vol. 8. 1989
Catalogues and Publications:
1996Franck, Karen, “Nancy Wolf, Hidden Cities Hidden
Longings”,monograph, published by Academy Editions,
1994essay, "An Artist's Perspective on Type", Ordering Space
Types in Architecture, edited by Karen C. Franck and Lynda
Schneekloth, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York.
1988“Nancy Wolf, Soho Suite: A Response to Postmodern
Architecture”, introduction by Wolf Von Eckardt, catalogue
published by Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, DC.
1996“Architecture Revealed”, American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC
1993-92"Utopia; Dystopia", New Jersey Institute of Technology