Nancy Gesimondo

Palm Springs, CA

Artist Bio

Nancy is a self-employed interior designer who consults with Wanta Architect, pllc in Soho, New York.  She splits her time between her beloved second city of Palm Springs CA.

Nancy has been a visiting professor at Pratt Institute, where she taught color and materials courses with a strong emphasis on sustainability.  Prior academic posts include The School of Visual Arts and The Fashion Institute of Technology.
Nancy coauthored a textbook called MATERIALITY and Interior Construction, published by Wiley & Sons in 2011.

Nancy is passionate about nature and the beach in particular. She has curated group exhibitions nationally and internationally. She has curated five Beach Elements exhibitions in various galleries throughout Queens including Studio 7 Ft. Tilden, Rockaway Park.

What kind of public art project do I want to work on?

I am an artist and a curator.  I have created public exhibitions in art galleries.
If you don’t have public art experience, please describe your interest in a public art project.: I am an interior designer by trade and a visual artist specializing in mixed media assemblage.

As a designer I am a big fan of elegant mid-century modern architecture and design.  That was a big draw for me when i bought my condo in Palm Springs in 2016.  I love spending time out West and would be very pleased to add my contribution to this special place.

My design is based on a mid-century modern aesthetic that depends on a well curated color palette.  I chose the colors from the Mystic Paint fan deck.  The colored pencils in the rendering approximate the true colors as closely as possible.  The colors were chosen because they blend well with the terracotta pavers and other accents along North Palm Canyon Drive.    The lightest colors are reserved as accent colors while the deeper tones can take the abuse of heavy traffic.  The combination is fresh and sophisticated.
Describe your art in 6 words or less: My design is based on a Mid-Century Modern aesthetic that is never kitch.