Nancy Wride Biography

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Nancy Wride Art

Nancy Wride


Statement on Documentary Series

The art critic Griselda Pollock has argued to promote the relationship of women artists and domesticity within the world of art. She states that documenting the space of family or the domestic relates the truthful ideologies that are foundational to a universal lived social practice. Within the structure of the home, I find that the circumstances of observation reveal social practices or family narratives familiar to all. From the simple navigation of space or surreality of their current environment to a negotiation of gender practices such as dress-up or a concept of beauty, I spend time watching my children figuring out life and who they are in the world. My images parallel the way that other photographers work, such as how Sally Mann documents the intimate spaces of those she loves or how the details in a Shelby Adams photograph relates the authenticity of the individuals. I photograph, not as a parent, but an observer of this social space of the family in hopes of recognizing the small intricacies of life. As Pollock points out that art allows women to extend beyond established gender roles to offer insight to everyday life and social practices, my photographic work also documents the current ways gender roles are defined. Within their range of emotions and need for attention, I question even how a young girl?s obsession with pink is perpetuated by the culture surrounding them. These images reflect the ways in which women and children struggle to come to terms with both societal expectations and their own.

Statement on Color Series

For many years, I've explored the dynamic possibilities of color and light photographically. Visceral and sensorial, the use of light and color in my work transcended beyond their mere existence or representation in an image. Throughout different series, viewers and critics responded positively to the intensity of the brilliant color and the blurred transitions that overwhelm their perception of space. In the way that many spiritual doctrines and religious symbolism reference light, I searched for how color luminosity generated a state of understanding in which our minds are enlightened, truth and knowledge are revealed, and peace is known. By extending beyond a discernable physical presence, the color in my photographs represented a spiritual experience that lights us from within. With my latest body of color work, however, I challenge my earlier idealism. As I have grown to recognize that contemporary society often presents us with gray areas or spaces of indeterminacy, these concepts also saturate my photographs. Through the presence and absence of color in this work, I literally draw from the terminology and use of photographic lighting where the penumbra of a shadow can be expanded or contracted to provide depth or contrast to the subject or color provided. Similarly, I believe that the viewer must look to the moments of clarity or color for illumination when searching for spiritual understanding. To widen the dimensions of our personal beliefs or emphasize the contrasts found within our daily lives is to adjust to the penumbra of existence. Technical notation: All of the images throughout each of the color series do not present as traditional photographs. These photographic prints are second surface mounted behind different variations of acrylic (matt vs. high gloss) and exhibited frameless, floating on the wall with no boundaries to their accessibility. Often, viewers question the existence of the works as photographic. At sizes individually ranging from 20" x 20" to 48" x 48" to triptychs at 48" x 144" and installation environments as wide as 15 feet, they are meant to overwhelm the viewer.

EDUCATION:
1999 Master of Fine Arts
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Emphasis in Photography

1997 Bachelor of Fine Arts
Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Double Majors in Photography & Graphic Design

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
2007 Associate Professor
Media Studies, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio

1999- 2007 Assistant Professor
Media Studies, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio
Educating students in traditional photography and digital imaging.

1998 Teaching Assistant
Photography Department, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Organized Photography Department, instructed and assisted students in color darkroom and computer lab.

1997 Teaching Assistant
Photography, Art Department, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Experienced teaching the fundamentals of photography.

1995-97 UGTF- Undergraduate Teaching Fellow
Graphic Design, Art Department, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Organized lesson plans and assignments, taught and familiarized students with Computer Design Software.

ONE/TWO PERSON EXHIBITION:
2006 GalleryV Presents Nancy Wride, Gallery V, Columbus, Ohio
2004 Photography by Nancy Wride, Gallery V, Columbus, Ohio
2003 In Search of the Spirit, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
2002 Body and Soul, Gallery V, Columbus, Ohio
2001 The Nepalese Gaze, The Little Gallery, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
2000 Reality Check, Gallery V, Columbus, Ohio

JURIED EXHIBITIONS:
2009 Utah09: "Crafts & Photography", Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
2009 Notes From Dresden, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, Ohio
2007 The Annunciation in Contemporary Art, Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, New Jersey
2006 Narrative Abstraction, Markel Fine Arts, New York City, New York
2004 Ohio State Fair, Cox Fine Art Center, Columbus, Ohio
2004 Art For Life, Canzani Center Gallery, CCAD, Columbus, Ohio
2002 Abstraction/Figuration, Gallery V, Columbus, Ohio
2000 20th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show, Stamford, Connecticut
Jurors--Roxana Marcocci, Janice H. Levin Fellow, Curatorial Assistant, Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York
2000 Greater Columbus Arts Council Business Arts Partnership Awards Competition, Columbus, Ohio
1997 Eccles Center Black & White Exhibition, Eccles Center, Ogden, Utah

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2010 Artists for Corroon, Kayo Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
2006 CCAD at SACI, SACI Gallery, Florence, Italy
2006 Art LA, Los Angeles, California
2005 Art LA, Los Angeles, California
2004 "JUNK" Camera Show, Shremshock Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
2004 2004 Faculty Biennial Exhibition, Canzani Center Gallery, CCAD, Columbus, Ohio
2001 2001 Faculty Biennial Exhibition, Canzani Center Gallery, CCAD, Columbus, Ohio
2001 Summer Salon, Gallery V, Columbus, Ohio
2000 Snapshot: An Exhibition of 1,000 Artists, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Maryland
1999 In Pursuit of Perfection 1999 Faculty Biennial Exhibition, Canzani Center Gallery, CCAD, Columbus, Ohio
1999 Graduate Degree Show, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
1997 Fragments of a City, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
1997 Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibition, Twain Tippetts Gallery, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
1997 USU 2nd Annual Bookstore Exhibition, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
1997 Fine Art Exhibition, Twain Tippetts Gallery, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
1996 Commercial Art Exhibition, Twain Tippetts Gallery, Logan, Utah

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND AWARDS:
2006 International Residency: Dresden Germany Greater Columbus Arts Council International Artist Exchange Program with the Saxony State Ministry for Arts and Sciences in Dresden, Germany.
2005 Artist Development Grant, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio
2001 Artist Development Grant, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio
2000 Greater Columbus Arts Council Business Arts Partnership Awards Finalist, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus, Ohio
1999 Merit Scholarship, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
1997 Student of the Year Finalist, Art Department, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
1997 Best of Show, USU 2nd Annual Bookstore Exhibition, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
1997 3rd place, Fine Art Exhibition, Twain Tippetts Gallery, Logan, Utah
1996 Certificate of Merit, Commercial Art Exhibition, Twain Tippetts Gallery, Logan, Utah

PUBLICATIONS ABOUT:
2009 "Nancy Wride" Herausegeber: Kunsthaus Raskolnikow, Dresden 2008| Artist Exchange?Kunstleraustausch: Columbus Ohio- Freistaat Sachsen
2006 "Close to Home. Religion, Culture Reflected in Pieces by Photographer, Painter" Jacquelline Hall, Columbus Dispatch, March 5
2004 "Seeing the Light. Nancy Wrides Blinding Spiritual Photography glows at Gallery V " Melissa Starker, Columbus Alive, March 24
2004 "Gallery Aglow With Works Involving Neon, Glass, Paint" Jeanne Fryer-Kohles, The Columbus Dispatch, March 21
2003 "In Search of the Spirit: Religious Imagery in Work by Three Contemporary Artists" Bruce Nixon: A former editor-in-chief of Artweek
2003 "Radical religious art" Julianna Thibodeaux, NUVO, Nov 19
2002 "Quiet Introspection- Inspires 2-D Works" Jeanne Fryer-Kohles, The Columbus Dispatch, September 15
2002 "Soul,Focuses on Photography, Art" Kimberly Hicks, The Lantern, March 12
2000 "Catch the Spirit- Photographer Focuses On Color, Religion" Nancy Gilson, The Columbus Dispatch, March 8
2000 "Women Lead Way in March" Elizabeth James, Short North Gazette, March
1999 "ACE & CCAD- The Non-Profit Gallery and College Faculty on Display" Melissa Starker, Columbus Alive, Nov 4

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
2010- 11 Presenter
Foster Arts Program, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah A professional group of local artist, willing to place their work in homes around the city

2008 Juror
Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Grants Program, Columbus, Ohio A panel of jurors awarding $30,000 in photography.

2002 Presenter
Society for Photographic Educator√Ę‚?¨‚?Ęs 39th National Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada A multimedia, video, digital, performance presentation.

2001 Official Expedition Photographer
choiceHUMANITARIAN, Jamiere, Nepal Interviewing villagers, recording their history, and compiling a photo documentary of the expedition.

SERVICE:
2000- 05 Academic Advisor
Media Studies, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio Assisting Media Studies students with academic concerns.

1998-99 Lab Assistant
Central Media Lab, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Assisted students with various computer and output devices.

1998 Creative Intern
FJCN/W&R, Salt Lake City, Utah Designed billboard, logos and brochures.

1997 ASUSU Designer
Associated Students of Utah State University, Utah State University, Logan, Utah Designed logos, brochures, posters, banners and flyers for student activities.

1996 Intern
SDI- Screenprint Design, Salt Lake City, Utah Responsible for camera-ready and mechanical paste-ups.

1996 Student Volunteer
SEGD-Environmental Design Conference, San Francisco, California

1996 Student Volunteer
SIGGRAPH 96, Los Angeles, California

NUMEROUS PRIVATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS WITHIN NEW YORK CITY, MICHIGAN, CALIFORNIA, VERMONT, WASHINGTON, WASHINGTON DC, OHIO AND UTAH.