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Nancy Daly

Adjunct Faculty

Washington, DC, USA
Nancy’s current body of work examines how the development of the online social world is affecting identity and social behavior. By creating interactive machines reminiscent of outdated technology, she addresses the contradictions present in various social media that are at once ephemeral and entirely permanent. Interactivity and the vocabulary of minimalist sculpture are key elements of her installations that challenge the viewer to look beyond the user-friendliness of online technology and consider what their participation in social media means.

Work Experience

American University

Part-Time Faculty

Visual Literacy- School of Communications
Intro level Communication course on theory and practice of image-making in fields of design, photography, and video; Community-Based Learning component introduces students to shooting and designing for a non-profit client partner


Studio Experience- School of Art
General education studio art course exploring drawing, painting and sculpture


Video Art- School of Art
Into to contemporary video art and its representations of time. Emphasizes experimental approaches over conventional narrative. Projects involve shooting and editing individual video assignments for class critiques, and developing personal moving image art projects.
January 2014 - Present District of Columbia, United States

George Mason University

Part-time Faculty

Studio Fundamentals I: 2D Design
General education studio art course exploring elements and principles of two-dimensional design and color

Fundamentals of Photography
Intro level photography course focusing on both black and white darkroom photography and digital photography
August 2016 - Present Virginia, United States

American University

Media Artist in Residence

Large format printer upkeep and maintenance, training and management of student
teaching assistants, computer lab computer screen calibration, creation of a print payment system, ordering supplies
January 2016 - Present District of Columbia, United States

Maryland Institute College Of Art

Adjunct Faculty

Electronic Media and Culture- Required Freshman Level Studio Course
August 2011 - June 2016 Maryland, United States

Maryland Institute College Of Art

Workshop Instructor

Introduction to Web Design – This one day workshop serves as an introduction to the basics of producing a web portfolio. Topics covered include picking an ISP, deciding on a CMS and other web basics.
February 2013 - February 2013 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Arlington Art Center

Photography Instructor

Digital Photography: Re-Focus, Re-Charge- Adult Continuing Education Studio Course
September 2011 - December 2011 Arlington, Virginia, United States

Maryland Institute College Of Art

Graduate Teaching Intern

4 Sections of Modernism and After- Required sophomore level Art History course

Visiting Critic, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore
Provided visiting artist critiques for a junior independent study class

Art and Totalitarianism- Upper level Art History course

Elements of Visual Thinking I- Required freshman studio course
Elements of Visual Thinking II-- Required freshman studio course
September 2009 - May 2011 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Maryland Institute College Of Art

Program Coordinator for Research and Graduate Studies

June 2012 - Present Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Maryland Institute College Of Art

Executive Assistant for Research and Graduate Studies

November 2011 - June 2012 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Abrams Learning And Information Systems Inc.

Design Consultant

Re-design and code corporate website and identity
December 2009 - December 2010 Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Neighborhood Restaurant Group

Graphic Designer

Design print materials, business identities, ads and websites for the restaurant group, work with printers and web coders to implement designs
June 2008 - November 2008 Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Strictly Classic Photography

Student Manager

Coordinate photo shoots with Greek organizations on campus, photograph events, distribute photographs and collect payment, manage other student photographers
September 2006 - June 2007 Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States

Margot Schulman Photography

Photographer's Assistant

Organize photographic materials, image correction, general office upkeep, respond to emails and phone calls, assist at photo shoots, set-up lighting equipment, work with clients
June 2006 - August 2007 Falls Church, Virginia, United States

Education

Maryland Institute College Of Art (MICA)

Master of Fine Arts

Degree in Photographic and Electronic Media

Certificate in the College Teaching of Art
August 2009 - May 2011 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

James Madison University

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Major in Studio Art with a Concentration in Graphic Design and Photography
August 2004 - May 2008 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Awards

DC Commission On The Arts And Humanities

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program Award; Washington, DC

2016

Bethesda Contemporary Art Award

Semi-Finalist- The Trawick Prize

2013

MICA

Photographic and Electronic Media Merit Fellowship

2010

MICA

Photographic and Electronic Media Merit Fellowship

2011

James Madison University

Edyth Raawley Scholarship

2007

James Madison University

Senior Art Achievement Award

2008

Art Directors Club Of Metropolitan Washington

ADCMW Real Show Winner

2008

James Madison University

Write on! Writing Competition Art History Category

2005

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe In-Design, Adobe Photoshop, Black And White Wet Printing, Digital And Film Photography, Film And Flatbed Scanners., Final Cut Pro, HTML, Microsoft Office, WordPress,

Solo Exhibitions

2015
Save As…; Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC
About 286,000,000 Results; VisArts, Rockville, MD

2013
The Human Condition+Communication-Technologies, The Foundry for Art, Design+Culture, Cohoes, New York (2 Person Exhibition)

Subject to Terms and Conditions; School 33, Baltimore, Maryland

2012
Solos 2012; Arlington Art Center, Arlington, Virginia

Some Recent Activities Virginia; New Image Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

2011
Some Recent Activities, MFA Thesis Exhibition; Decker Gallery, MICA

2008
Senior Honors Thesis Show, Artworks Gallery at James Madison University



Selected Group Exhibitions

2015
Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) Art Night; Hickok Cole Architects, Washington, DC
Fellows Converge: re:gift; Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC
Uncensored: Information Antics; Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Washington, DC
Wish You Were Here 14; A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Hand/Made; Decker Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD
Small Towns; Spokane Art School Gallery, Spokane, WA

2014
new.now; Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC

2013
Phone-Ography; Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, Colorado
Stranger Self; Gallery CA, Baltimore, MD
(e)merge art fair; Selected by Committee, Washington, DC
Stranger Self; Gallery CA, Baltimore, MD
Lotta Art: Juried Art Auction; Silo Point Gallery, Baltimore, MD


2012
Director’s Choice: Next Generation; The Rymer Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
Lotta Art: Juried Art Auction; Silo Point Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
Wide Open 3; The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, New York


2011
Data In, Data Out; Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey
Full Frame 100: Celebrating Madison Alumni Photographers, James Madison
University

2010
Graduate Photography and Electronic Media Exhibition, MICA
One Hour Photo, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
First Year Group Three Exhibition, Pinkard Gallery at MICA

2009
Graduate Photography and Electronic Media Exhibition, MICA

2008
Art-O-Matic, Washington, D.C
Photography Show, Artworks gallery at James Madison University

2007
Wearable Art X Fashion Show, 1708 Gallery
National Geographic World in Focus, National Geographic
Undergraduate Juried Show, James Madison University

2006
Undergraduate Juried Show, James Madison University
Photography Show, Artworks gallery at James Madison University

Artist Talks

2015
Visiting Lecture on Infographics for Writing for Strategic Communications class, American University, Washington, DC
Sometimes You’re the Garfunkle: Navigating the Troubled Waters of Collaborative Teaching, Society for Photographic Education National Conference, New Orleans, LA Save As…; Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC

2014
new.now: Meet The Artists; Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC
The Human Condition+Communication-Technologies, The Foundry for Art, Design+Culture, Cohoes, New York

2013
THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30; Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

2012
One on One with the Artists: Fall Solos 2012; Arlington Art Center, Virginia
Visiting Artist Lecture for Experimental Directions class, Towson University
Visiting Artist Lecture for Advanced Photography class, James Madison University

2011
Some Recent Activities, MFA Thesis Exhibition; Decker Gallery, MICA

Reviews and Press

2014
Griffin, Amy. “On exhibit: 'The Human Condition+Communication-Technologies' at The Foundry in Cohoes,” timesunion.com, Jan 15, 2014

2013
Gulick, Allison. “The Implications of Our Actions,” whatweekly.com, Oct 10, 2013

Jones, Leslie. “The (e)merge Art Fair Re(e)megres in DC,” Art-Nerd.com/newyork, Sept 26, 2013

Farley, Michael. “Only Connect. ” Baltimore City Paper, Mar 13, 2013

2012
O’Sullivan, Michael. "The Story Behind The Work", The Washington Post, Oct 26, 2012

Affiliations

2012-2013
College Art Association

2010-
Society for Photographic Education, National and Mid-Atlantic Region

2008
Kappa Pi Art Honors Fraternity, JMU Chapter: President

2008
Kappa Pi Art Honors Fraternity, JMU Chapter: Vice President