Nancy Staub Laughlin American (b. 1953) A Connecticut native, Nancy Staub Laughlin fondly remembers summers in the Litchfield Hills. One set of grandparents resided on South Street in Litchfield and the other set had a house on Lake Waramaug. She began her art studies at the California College of Arts and Crafts in California and then returned East to complete her B.F. A. at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. She settled outside of Princeton, NJ, where she continues to reside and work. Nancy’s work has received critical acclaim for her art from reviewers for the Princeton Packet, the Trenton Times, The Star Ledger and even the New York Times. She has exhibited at the Noho Gallery in New York and various New Jersey venues including the Bernstein Gallery at Princeton University, the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, the New Jersey State Museum and the corporate galleries of Bristol Myers Squibb, Prudential and Schering-Plough. The triptych, an art form dating back to medieval altar-pieces, if not earlier, is a masterful way to re-imagine an assemblage of pearls, crystals and sequins. Like the Surrealists, Laughlin challenges her audience to see these ordinary objects in a new light. By exploring translucency, layering and light in her pastels, “I create these stills by gathering specifically chosen ‘props’ and then combine them to create a new concept of still life”.