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BIO

<ӣƵ class="elementor-heading-title elementor-size-default">Regular Part-Time
<ӣƵ class="elementor-heading-title elementor-size-default">Nancy Price
<ӣƵ class="elementor-heading-title elementor-size-default">Regular Part Time Faculty
Division of Craft
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Email: nprice@nscad.ca

<ӣƵ class="elementor-heading-title elementor-size-default">Background

Nancy Price was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada and has resided predominantly in Nova Scotia, Canada for the past 28 years. She has (Textile) degrees from the Ontario College of Art (1984) and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (2002) and more recently studied at Ecole de La Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne (2014).

Price’s teaching record attests to her lateral and interdisciplinary capacity. She has taught primarily at post-secondary institutions, in addition to offering workshops in galleries and other relevant environments. Nancy has taught all aspects of textiles including Print and Dye, Intro Weaving, Repeat and Surface Design, 3-D soft form, Experimental Fashion, Draping, Hybrid-Practice Strategies in Textiles, Textile Pattern Surface Design, as well as teaching at the graduate level. Her graduate course, entitled Identity: A Discourse of Body, Cloth and Personality works with the notion of aesthetics as a discourse of the body, and the body extended, as in dress, architecture, material object, and performance.

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Price has received grants, awards, and award nominations for her work. Her design and textile experience includes periods working in Italy, Japan, and the Stratford Festival wardrobe department in Ontario. Her distinctive accessory designs have appeared in boutiques alongside international avant-guarde clothing designers, and in film. Her gallery production has appeared in several solo and group exhibitions. In 2016 Price co-organized with Naoko Furue an exhibition titled MEISEN: From the Collection of Haruko Watanabe. This exhibition comprised the largest single collection of Meisen kimono in the world. More recently Price has worked with creating wearable sculpture for dance and custom digital textile print designs.

Price is interested in work which considers technical and conceptual overlaps. Much of Price’s work addresses the notion of “fitting”, both literally and metaphorically, often with regard to her own “fit” within various situations. She engages ironically but affectionately with themes of high and low “taste”. Her work includes loom-shaped garments sensitive to material and structural properties. Madeleine Vionnet is Nancy’s cultural hero in the context of clothing and dress. Nancy’s love of cloth in relationship to the concept of clothing and the lived body has been central to her artistic output and research the past two decades.