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1987 Master of Fine Arts, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
1985 Master of Arts, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
1982 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Austin, Austin, TX

Solo Exhibitions

Weathering Time, CUE Art Foundation, NYC, NY [forthcoming]
Weathering Time, whitespace gallery, Atlanta, GA
Weathering Time, The Pearl Conard Art Gallery, Ohio State University, Mansfield, OH
Weathering Time, 1982-2010: Video Projection, Flux 2011, Atlanta, GA
She’s Got a Gun, Brenau Gallery, Brenau University, Gainsville, GA
She’s Got a Gun, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
James M. Floyd Memorial, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Williamette University, Salem, OR
Weathering Time, video projection, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
Weathering Time, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
Stopping Power, Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

Weathering Time, three-person exhibition, Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA
10.9, three-person exhibition, Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery, Broward College, Davie, FL
Portfolio 2016, Eight photographs, Curated by Lisa Sutcliffe, Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, Atlanta, GA
National Photography Competition, Juror Elisabeth Biondi, Soho Photography Gallery, NYC, NY
The Gun Show, Drawl Southern Contemporary, Little Rock, AR
American Gun Show, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA
Everyday is Ordinary,Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
Looking Glass: Exploring Self-Portraiture, The Lubeznik Center, Michigan City, IN
Georgia Artists Selecting Georgia Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA
Scope Miami, Hagedorn Gallery, Miami, Florida
A Road To Nowhere,Billboard Art Project, Atlanta, GA
Divergence, FotoFreo 2012, Perth, Australia
She Got Game, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
Alignments, Leigh Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Heroines, hyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain
Behind the Atom Curtain: Life and Death in the Nuclear Age, Sol Mednick Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
POST-Her, ackson Fine Art, Westside Project Space, Atlanta, GA
Rehearse, Rewind, Repeat: Photography, Video and Performance,Seigfred Hall, Ohio University, OH
Hand in Hand: (2010), Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, GA
Hand in Hand, Western Kentucky University Gallery, Bowling Green KY
Hand in Hand: (2009), The Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, VT
FADE, Centre for the Living Arts, Mobile, AL
What’s Happening Now?, Cherry Lion Gallery, Atlanta,GA
PHOTOGRAPHY: SOUTHEAST an Invitational Exhibition, McMaster Gallery, Columbia, SC
A Just Image: Selections from the Light Work Collection, Robert B. Menschel Media Center, Syracuse, NY
Game Face:  (2006) Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Miami, FL, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, Phoenix Central Library, Phoenix, AZ; (2005) The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ, Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, Jacksonville, FL.; (2004) St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis, MO; World Financial Center, New York City, NY; Fisher Gallery at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; (2003) Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, IL; (2002) Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA; NCAA Hall of Champions, Indianapolis, IN.; The Women’s Museum, Dallas, TX; (2001) Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC.
Wine, Women and Wheels,White Columns, New York, NY
Before & After, Part of Projections: Intermission Images IX, Side Street Projects,Laemmle Grand Fourplex Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
808 East Main Street,The Mattress Factory, Atlanta, GA
808 East Main Street, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
Multiple Identities, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
Fun with Dick and Jane,The Clement Gallery, Toledo, OH
Bang! The Gun as Image, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
Detours ’96: Venice, Side Street Projects, Santa Monica, CA
In Our Sights: Artists Look at Guns, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA
Women Facing Fear, Moreau Galleries, Notre Dame, IN
Arresting Images, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
Redefining Legacies, 1203 Art Space, San Antonio, TX
Image as Issue, Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston, TX
Underexposed, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
No More Nice Girls, Abc No Rio, New York, NY
At the End of the 20th Century: Values?, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
The Atomic Photographers Guild: (1992) II International Radiation Victims Conference, Berlin, Germany; Stadtgalerie Saarbrucken, Saarbrucken, Germany; (1991) Weltkongreß der Non-governmental Organizations, Paris, France; Niedersachsisches Umweltministerium, Hannover, Germany; Tagung der Partnerstadte von Hiroshima und Nagasaki, Kiel, Germany; 10. Weltkongreß der IPPNW, Stockholm, Sweden; (1990) Frauen-Museum, Bonn, Germany; Neue Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany.
A Different War: Vietnam in Art:  (1992) Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH; Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, WA; (1991) CU Art Galleries, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; Davenport Art Museum, Davenport, IA; Wight Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; (1990) Madison Art Center, Madison, WI; Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH; Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; (1989) DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA; Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA; Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA; Higgins Armory Museum, Worchester, MA; Russell Library, Middletown, CT; (1987) Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
James M. Floyd Memorial: (1992) Hampshire College Gallery, Amherst, MA; (1990) Toyama, Japan, Hokkaido, Japan; Okinawa, Japan; (1989) Hiroshima, Japan.

Selected Performances | Curatorial Work

Death is the Destination, Co-curators: John Decker, Ruth Stanford, and Christina West, Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Galleries. August 9 – September 21, 2012
All I Want is to Photograph and to be Photographed, University Theatre, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA (performance)
Photograph Play, In collaboration with Gayle Austin and Constance J. Thalken, University Theatre, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA (performance)
What Will You Miss?, Co-curator, Jan Blocker, Invitational Group Show, School of Art and Design Gallery, Georgia State University, Atlanta,GA
How’s My Mothering?, Work by Robin Lasser, School of Art and Design Gallery, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, February 2- 28, 1998
Tengo Casi 500 Años: African Heritage in Mexico, Central and South America, Work by Tony Gleaton, University Library, California State University, Long Beach, CA, April 26 – May 20, 1996
In Our Sights: Women Artists Look as Guns, Group Show, Co-curator, Bill Laven, San Francisco Camera Work, San Francisco, CA. July 1996
In Our Sights: Artists Look as Guns, Group Show, Co-curator, Bill Laven, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA.March 9 – June 2, 1996
Women in Action: Artistic Evidence, Group Show, Co-curator, Cynthia Osborne, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA. March 25 – April 21, 1996
Shooting Lessons Here, CenterSpace Salon, Woodruff Art Center, Atlanta, GA (performance)


CUE Arts Foundation Fellowship, NYC
Faculty Summer Research Award, Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design, Georgia State University. (also received in 1997-1999, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013)
SPE Future Focus Project Support Grant, Society for Photographic Education, Cleveland, OH
Artist-in-Residence, Jentel Artist Residency Program, Banner, WY
Artist-in-Residence, Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, Rabun Gap, GA
Travel funds, Western Literature Association, To present at the Western Literature Conference in Reno, NV
John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Award, San Francisco, CA
Artist-in-Residence, Sweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs, GA. 2012-Present
Artist-in-Residence, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO
Faculty Summer Research Award, Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design, Georgia State University, (also received in 1997-1999, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011)
Summer Research Funds, Office of the Vice-President for Research and Economic Development
Welch Faculty Research Grant, School of Art and Design, Georgia State University
Research Initiation Award, College of Arts and Sciences, Georgia State University (also received in 1997, 2001, 2004)
Artist-In-Residence, The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency, Joshua Tree, CA
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art Archive, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY.  2009-Present.Invitational(
Atlanta Celebrates Photography Grant, GA
Best Art Installation, Critics Pick Award, Creative Loafing, Atlanta, GA. For Weathering Time
Weathering Time named one of the top ten exhibitions of the year, Creative Loafing, Atlanta, GA
Artist Project Grant, City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta, GA
Artist Studio, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA. 1997-2002
Finalist, The Andrea Frank Foundation, Inc., New York, NY
Artist-In-Residence, Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, Rabun Gap, GA
Artist-In-Residence, Light Work, Syracuse, NY

Reviews and Press

2014 Smith, Aline. “Nancy Floyd: Weathering Time.”Lenscratch, 18 August 2014.(
2012 “She Got Game.” Arlington Mercury, 2 March 2012. (
2009 Browder, Laura. “She’s Got a Gun.” Winterthur Portfolio 43, Summer 2009, no. 2/3, pp. 269-270.
Whitney, Cindy. “Book Review: She’s Got a Gun.” Gender & Society, July 2009; vol. 23, pp. 414-416.
2008 “Author Discusses Impact of Women and Guns,” Appalachia State University News, 4 November 2008.(
Mahawatte, Royce. “She’s Got a Gun.” Financial Times Review, 12 April 2008.
Jubera, Drew. “Armed with a Camera,” The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, 11 April 2008, Sec. F, pp. 1,4.
Feaster, Felicia. “Nancy Gets Her Gun,” Creative Loafing, 5-11 March 2008, Vol. 36, No 44. cover image, pp. 27-32.
Feaster, Felicia. “Women and Guns” audio slideshow, Creative Loafing. 5-11 March 2008. (
2007 Tribby, Mark. “She’s Got a Gun.” Booklist, 15 December 2007, vol. 104, no. 8, p. 8.
“She’s Got a Gun.” Publishers Weekly, 10 December 2007, vol. 254, no. 49. (
Kurzner, Lisa. “Artist Profile.” Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, October 2007, p. 50. 2004
Tuttle, Lisa. “Nancy Floyd.” Sculpture, March 2004, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 70-71.