Collection of Nancy Rourke works of art

RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive

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Nancy Rourke works of art
Creator - Artist
Rourke, Nancy
Inclusive Date(s)
Nancy Rourke works of art consists of one original oil painting, and 3 poster size reproductions of other original pieces. These works of art were created in 2009 and 2010 by Nancy Rourke, a Deaf artist who attended the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).
4.0 Item(s) (1 flat box - painting; 1 flat file drawer - posters)
Dimensions note
Original oil painting on canvas "Plugin or Unplug" measures 11 x 14 inches. Poster "L.O.V.E. U.2" measures 16 x 20 inches, and the two copies of "One Handed Alphabet 2" measure 18 x 24 inches.
C.S. North, Shelf 232
Reading Room Poster Drawer 31
RIT Archive Collections
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623
(585) 475-2557

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Nancy Rourke studied graphic design and painting at the National Technical Institute of the Deaf (NTID) and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, NY and earned a master's degree in computer graphic design and painting. She has worked as a graphic designer for such companies as Xerox, 20th Century Fox, and Microsoft Corporation.

She began drawing and painting when she was a child as a way of communicating with her parents. Her ultimate goal, aside from expressing herself, is to show appreciation for the Deaf community and to convey her Deafhood journey and experiences.

For more information about Nancy Rourke and her works of art, go to

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Nancy Rourke works of art contains an original oil painting on canvas Plugin or Unplug, and three reproductions of her original works, L.O.V.E. U.2., and One Handed Alphabet 2, of which there are two copies.

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Personal Name(s)

  • Rourke, Nancy


  • Deaf artists
  • Deaf women

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Preferred Citation

Nancy Rourke works of art, RIT Archive Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Accession Information

Nancy Rourke works of art were acquired by Joan Naturale, National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) Library Liaison in October 2010 and June 2011. Accession number(s): 10:82; 11:51

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in August 2011.

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