Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Nancy Wilkoff was educated at Ferry Hall at Lake Forest, Illinois and attended Youngstown State University. There she studied art with Jon Naberezny, Chair of the Art Department. Prior to attending YSU, Nancy studied privately for five years with Margaret Evans, retired Director of the Butler Institute of American of Art. Though essentially small color and design seminars held at her home, these weekly discussions encouraged relentless yet civil critiques of each other’s work.
Spanning the years in Youngstown; Ann Arbor, Michigan; then finally in Tucson, Nancy has explored various mediums, participated in critique sessions and generally, followed her curiosities wherever they have led.
Nancy begins each piece by sifting through collections of papers and objects until one thing, seen many times before, suddenly presents itself as a beginning point. From there, the work progresses with additions and subtractions until the final design uniquely satisfies the space
Nancy is a Signature Member of the National Collage Society. She was also a 1998 and '95 member of the Tucson/Pima Art Council Selection Panel for Public Art Projects. Nancy has been recognized as an "Emerging Artist" in the March, '08 Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine.