Nance Davies

Title: Visiting Lecturer


Degrees: BFA, University of South Dakota; MFA, Mills College, Oakland, CA

Solo Exhibitions Portland State University; Portland, OR; Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA; Mills College Art Gallery; Oakland, CA.

Group Exhibitions
Cross-Disciplinary Film Festival, NYC; DeSotoRow Gallery, Savannah, GA; Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media, Boston, MA; Roger Williams University, Providence, RI; New England Conservatory, Boston, MA; Urban Screens, Melbourne, Australia; Whitney Art Works, Portland, ME; Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA; CCMA, Rockport, ME; g.a.s.p. Brookline, MA; Baxter Gallery. Maine College of Art, Portland, ME; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art; Winston-Salem, NC; Maine Coast Artists; Rockport, ME; The Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, NYC; The Curt Marcus Gallery, NYC

Curatorial Work
RIDERS on the TRAIN Project, Axiom Center for New & Experimental Media, Boston, MA.

Publications
The Phoenix; The Weekly Dig; The Boston Globe; Boston Sunday Herald; Winston-Salem Journal; Portland Press Herald; The Washington Post; The Baltimore Sun

Awards
Trefethen Award, Mills College; Art Alumnae Scholarship, Mills College; The Blanche E. Coleman Award, Boston University; The William & Marguerite Zorach Fellowship, Skowhegan School

Residencies
Skowhegan School of Art, Skowhegan, ME

Artist Statement
I am an interdisciplinary, mixed media artist, curator and educator. My work explores the impact of culture and technology on personal experience and social interrelationship. I do this through multiple lenses (art, music, psychology, science and philosophy) and have been influenced by growing up in the vast open spaces of the great plains and on the beaches of mid-coast California. I use juxtaposition, hybrid imagery, and humor allowing the senses, intellect, and intuition to interact. I explore new intersections of site, audience and process. Media includes tactile material as well as virtual / electronic [video and sound] technologies. Work is sited throughout various spaces, both static and moving. My work with graduate students at MassArt is a multidisciplinary examination in the complexities of integrating art practice with the most contemporary theories of art and culture. I'm interested in collaborative investigation with students as we imagine new material and immaterial forms in evolving sites and contexts in order to articulate 21st century experience.