Nancy Doniger


Nancy Doniger

Nancy Doniger is a visual artist and illustrator based in Brooklyn, N.Y. Her pieces are often figural, fantastical and narrative. She is interested in open-ended story telling, and the juxtaposition of positive and negative, interior and exterior, and fear and whimsy.  Her prints, paintings, drawings and paper collages have been shown at many galleries in the New York City area and in New England, and are in private collections as well as in the collection of Zea Mays, in Florence, MA.  

As an illustrator, Nancy Doniger has created works for a diverse list of clients, including the New York Times, Unite!, Bank of America, and the Brooklyn Historical Society.  She has also illustrated several books

Doniger received a BA from Rutgers College, New Brunswick NJ, and studied at the Art Students League in NYC, The New York Studio School, Parsons, and SVA. She has been most influenced by the work of artists Béatrice Coron, JoAnne Mcfarland, Faith Ringold, Romare Beardon, Jacob Lawrence, and Henri Matisse, and the writers Alice Munro and Flannery O'Connor. 


I am a visual artist and illustrator. I work in several mediums including drawing, painting, digital art, and printmaking.  Sometimes I work from what I see, often I work from nightly .  My work is about emotion, time, safety, finding one’s “place.”  Lately it is also about layering, literally and metaphorically.
My Illustrations and fine artwork have in common a bold, graphic style and a 'quirky' edge.


Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

  • 1978Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick/Piscataway, BA
  • 2015Once, Brickbottom Gallery
  • 2015Fresh Ink, Zea Mays Printmaking
  • 2015Fairytales, Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch
  • 2015MGNE Members Show, Zulio Gallery
  • 2015Master Storytellers, Poe Park Visitor's Center, Bronx, NY
  • 2014Journeys through Bookland: Contemporary Illustrators of Children's Literature, Kingsborough Community College Gallery
  • 2014Access Art, Brooklyn Arts Council
  • 2014Connections, Skulski Gallery
  • 2014Momentum, St. Joseph's College Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2014We Wish You Were Here 13, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2014Painting Times Four, KurrierPlus
  • 2012From Mice to Monsters: Illustration for Children, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2010Women About Woman, BlueDoor Gallery
  • 2010Looking Out, Looking In, Kingsborough Community College Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 20142014 Park Slope Windsor Terrace Artists Open Studios, Doniger Studio, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2015Zea Mays Printmaking
7 Windsor Place
Ground Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Studio visit available upon request.