Rev. Nancy R. Rouse

Artist Bio

Rev. Nancy Rouse has journeyed through the challenges of being born hearing-impaired, transforming adversity into a backdrop that mirrors her unique perception of sound and silence. Her art serves as a portal into her world, translating auditory experiences into captivating visual narratives. Amidst the solitude of the pandemic, Nancy's daily hurdles were magnified, hindered by masks that obscured her ability to communicate effectively. Nevertheless, she persevered, harnessing her impairment as a lens to illuminate the intricate beauty of her surroundings.

Through her art, Nancy employs textures to expand upon her methods of sensory interpretation, revealing her profound interaction with the world. Her educational background boasts a Fine Arts Degree from Brooklyn CUNY College, where she earned the esteemed Presidential Award and the prestigious Morris Dorsky Artist Award.
Nancy's achievements include notable publications such as the World Wide Art Magazine "Music Series 1-20," and recognition from esteemed institutions like the Circle Foundation with "Mastermind" Awards. Her contributions extend to international publications, including "Never Broken Volumes 1- 4," highlighting her exceptional talent and dedication to her craft.

With an extensive exhibition history spanning venues like the Spirit del Art Gallery Chelsea and the Disabled Artist Network Ireland Dublin Solo show, Nancy's work continues to captivate audiences worldwide. Her media appearances, including guest spots on TV shows like "Linda Lynn This Could Be You" and "Joan's Healing Within," further attest to her growing influence and reach.

Nancy Rouse's artistic journey is a testament to resilience, creativity, and unwavering passion. Her work transcends barriers, offering a profound glimpse into the beauty of the human experience.

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