Nance Davies

Title: Visiting Lecturer


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

Solo Exhibitions betweenHOMEandELSEWHERE, Portland State University; Portland, OR and Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA (collaborative, multi-sited, interdisciplinary installation); everywhere_all_at_once Mills College Art Gallery; Mills College, Oakland, CA (interdisciplinary installation); speculoria@inverse!probe, Mills College Art Gallery, Mills College, Oakland, CA (interdisciplinary installation).

Group Exhibitions ArchTime Cross-Disciplinary Film Festival, NYC; Text/Video, Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media, Boston, MA; Big Muddy Film Festival, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; Cinesonika 3: International Conference & Festival of Sound Design, Derry, IR; Sound Devices, Sound Performance Event, Dublin, IR; ∞ (Infinity) itch: International Online & Print Periodical, Johannesburg, South Africa; Screening, Roger Williams University, Providence, RI; The Engine Room: Exhibition for Cornelius Cardew, Morely College, London; Mind the Gap, Gallery 5533, Istanbul, Turkey; Bits + Pieces Mills Gallery, Boston, MA; Maine Print Project, CCMA, Rockport, ME; Exchange, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA; Thread Counts, g.a.s.p. [gallery artists studio projects] Brookline, MA; Urban Screens, Melbourne, Australia; Sculpture Etc., Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA; Tiny, Whitney Art Works, Portland, ME; Maine Print Project, CCMA, Rockport, ME; Skowhegan at 50, Maine Coast Artists Rockport, ME & Maine College of Art, Portland, ME; Threadbare: Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art; Winston-Salem, NC; BODYpolitic, Maine Coast Artists Rockport, ME; By a Hair's Breadth: The Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, NYC; TOUCH: Beyond the Visual, organized by The HandWorkshop, Richmond, VA; Drawing to the Nth Degree, Maine College of Art, Portland, EXHIBITION: Davies / Fraser / Powley / Tomney 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.