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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Pierre Nagley

Yellow Springs Ohio 45387 United States
Cell Phone: 937 903 6969 Website:


Pierre Nagley is an American artist currently living between Kyoto, Japan and Yellow Springs, Ohio. Starting his career as a scenic painter, Pierre delved into the world of mural art using this medium to foster meaningful conversations within communities about social and cultural themes. His contributions were recently recognized upon receiving the ‘2023 Village Inspiration and Design Award’ in Yellow Springs. His paintings and sculpture works were also selected for the Kanjian International Art Exhibition in Takahama, Japan in 2023.

Artist Statement

‘Rev. W.D. Chappelle’ (Ink on paper, 9×12)
Rev. W. D. Chappelle was a prominent resident of Columbia, South Carolina, and as a bishop in the AME church. He stood as President of Allen University there before he later joined its Board of Trustees. This drawing is a depiction taken from a family photo. 

‘Rosina C. Palmer’ (Ink on paper, 9×12)
Rosina C. Palmer, daughter of South Carolina Statehouse Representative Robert John Palmer, married AME Bishop Chappelle and had two sons. She was intelligent and adept at running a successful social schedule in support of her influential families. This drawing is a depiction taken from a family photo.

Illustrative portraits commissioned by Felicia Chappelle.