Nancy Floyd (born 1956; lives Bend, OR) has a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MA from Columbia College Chicago, IL and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia. Floyd has exhibited at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Flux Projects and Whitespace, all Atlanta, GA; CUE Art Foundation and White Columns, both New York; Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR; California Museum of Photography, University of California Riverside; and Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio, TX; as well as Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, Madrid, Spain. Floyd has been honored with awards, fellowships and grants including an Aaron Siskind Foundation Fellowship; a CUE Art Foundation Fellowship; the ICP/GOST Books First Photo Book Award; a John Gutmann Photography Fellowship; and a Society for Photographic Education Future Focus Project Support Grant. Floyd’s work is in the collections of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Joshua Tree Highlands Residency Program, Joshua Tree, CA; Light Work, Syracuse, NY; and Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ. Her books include She’s Got a Gun, 2008 (Temple University Press) and Weathering Time, 2021 (International Center of Photography and GOST Books). She is Professor Emerita at the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design, Georgia State University, Atlanta. Floyd was a Finalist in The Print Center’s 93rd ANNUAL.
Statement from the Artist:
I think about the literal and metaphorical evidence that we leave behind and use landscape images as a springboard to address the fragility of life, loss and the connections that we make with others in the outdoors.