Nell Waters Bernegger

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Nell is a painter based in Westport, Connecticut with her husband and three sons. She studied at Parsons New School for Design NYC, the San Francisco Academy of Art and earned her BFA in painting from SUNY Purchase College. Nell is a volunteer teaching artist in a healing arts program with cancer patients at Yale New Haven Hospital. She currently paints in her home studio.


1996-99 SUNY Purchase, NY. BFA in Painting

1994-95 Parsons New School for Design, NYC.

1992-94 San Francisco Academy of Art, CA.



Art Collective Members Pop Up Show, Westport Arts Center,CT.

Selected Art Collective Pop Up Show, Westport, CT.

Ongoing online: Saatchi,, Serena and,


Art Collective Members Pop Up Show, Westport Arts Center,CT.

Annual Juried show- Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

Serena and Lily Art Collection

Group Exhibition, Moments show, Westport Arts Center, CT

Group Exhibition, Smilow Yale-New Haven Hospital, CT.

Juried show Art About Town, Westport CT.

Dovecote, Westport, CT. (ongoing since 2009)

Saatchi Online Gallery


Juried show, Home Sweet Home, Westport Arts Center, CT.

Juried show Art About Town, Westport, CT.

36th Annual Juried show at Ridgefield Guild of Artists, CT.

SOLOS show juried by Susan Cross, curator of MASSMoCA, Westport Arts Center

Dovecote, Westport, CT.


WAH Harvest Juried Show Brooklyn , NY

35th Annual Juried Exhibition Ridgefield Guild of Artists

Juried Exhibition ‘Foodies’ Westport Arts Center

Mayor’s Gallery, Norwalk City Hall

Dovecote Westport, CT (2009-current)


Dovecote Westport, CT ongoing

49th Annual CCNS Art Show, Rowayton,CT., June

Troy Gallery Westport, Ct April 2011 ongoing


Juried group show, H20 Show S.P.A.G. Norwalk, CT., February

Group Show at the Art Studio, Westport, CT., May

Art by Local, Sconsett Square, Westport, CT., May

48th Annual CCNS Art Show, Rowayton, CT., June

'SUMMER’ Juried group show at Westport Arts Center, August

Dovecote Westport, CT ongoing

Selected Group Show, Rockwell Gallery Wilton, Ct Oct 2010


Group Show at the Art Studio, Westport, CT., May

Dovecote Westport, CT ongoing


Members Show Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT., July


BFA/ MFA Show SUNY Purchase, NY, May


Permanent collection Smilow Cancer Center at Yale New Haven Hospital

Private collection Kate Spade
phone 203.858.4076


I explore the physicality of paint as relationships between washes of color and forms develop over the surface. I want to show the dance that happens involving intention, control and spontaneity.These compositions show how stillness and activity coexist. They reveal their own truths evoking nostalgia and emotional weight.
Through painting, I aspire to illuminate different themes on autonomy, the weight and lightness of being.


Art Basel- Miami Project, Booth 5 Claudine Maidiue Gallery, Miami, FL, United States, 2015