Nan Tull is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she received her Diploma, 5th Year Certificate and the Clarissa Bartlett Traveling Scholarship. She also studied art at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris, the U. of Tennessee (Knoxville) and at Foothill College (CA).
She received her B.A. from Wellesley College (MA) and her M.A. from Stanford University (CA). Her work has been widely exhibited and reviewed throughout New England, as well as around the United States over the past thirty-five years. Nan Tull has been awarded an Artists Foundation Fellowship (MA), and a NEA/NEFA fellowship, along with residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Millay Colony for the Arts and the Vermont Studio Colony. In addition to over 25 one-person exhibitions, the Boston Public Library's Prints and Drawings Department exhibited a 20 Year Retrospective of her drawings in 1994. A 25 Year Retrospective of her paintings and drawings was on view in 2009 at the Danforth Museum of Art (now Danforth Art @Framingham State University) in Framingham, MA, when she also had a solo exhibition of encaustic paintings in Boston at Soprafina Gallery, which represents her. The exhibitions were enthusiastically reviewed in the Boston Globe, Art New England, Art Scope and the Metro-News West. She continues to exhibit regularly, with two solo exhibitions and a group museum exhibition in 2016, as well as numerous other group exhibitions to the present in 2018.
Her work is in the permanent collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the DeCordova Museum (MA), the Boston Public Library, the Danforth Museum of Art (MA), the Art Complex Museum (MA), the Vineyard Museum (MA), Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College (MA) and the Palo Alto Cultural Center (CA). In addition, over sixty-five corporate and non-profit organizations, including the Bank of America, Fidelity Investments, Wells Fargo Bank, Yale University Hospital and the Ritz Carlton Hotel, as well as many significant private collectors across the United States and abroad, have acquired her work. She is a 1983 founding member of the 249 A Street Cooperative in the Fort Point Channel area of Boston, where she still works.