Nancy–Ellen Churchville, artist, sculptor, poet and author, is a native of Philadelphia, PA, and has been painting, drawing and storytelling since childhood. She received her formal fine arts education at the Pennsylvania State University. She considers her work in all media to be inspired because she is compelled to create art that is alive through the expression of feeling and emotion that is captured in a moment of time.
Nancy-Ellen published her first novel, Nana’s Wicker Back, in 2009. It is a provocative tale of one lost woman who is commissioned by her ancestors to settle a serious matter that has haunted their family for generations. After having published the book, she was driven to sculpt some of its characters. Also, she was drawn to reading about the African Middle Passage and to creating ceramic pieces that memorialize the lives of women whom her heart seems to know endured that maelstrom.
March 28, 2021
St Luke's Germantown Episcopal Church
Restoration and Rededication of Wayside Shrine
(crucifix on campus lawn)
SCOPE Basel Miami
"See Me" Art Exhibit -
Miami Beach, FL
Delta Sigma Theta
"Pride In Our Heritage" Art Exhibit
Moore college of Art, Philadelphia, PA
"Aunt Sarah" ceramic bust
THE COLORED GIRLS MUSEUM
Bust entitled "Mabel " on permanent display honoring the everyday character and strength of women who contributed to our country's greatness.
CHARLES L. BLOCKSON AFRO-AMERICAN COLLECTION AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
Bust entitled "Songbird" on permanent display, commemorating the unsung heroines of the African-American struggle.
INDEPENDENCE SEAPORT MUSEUM at PENN'S LANDING
Commissioned Artist for Ancestral Remembrance Day, celebrating the Middle passage and Port Marker Project.
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM
Commissioned Artist for Ancestral Remembrance Day, celebrating the Middle Passage and Port Marker Project.
January - March
FLYING KITE On The Ground in Germantown
"Transformation: Northwest Philadelphia" Art exhibit
PhilaNOMA "Off the Clock" exhibit
Featured Artist for the Philadelphia chapter of
National Organization for Minority Architects
Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival
"An Evening with Nancy-Ellen"
Canvas Wellness Center and Spa