Nancy earned a B.F.A. in print-making from the University of Indiana-Bloomington in 1970. She married in June 1973 and moved to Kansas City with her husband. Between 1973 and 1974, she attended the Kansas City Art Institute and the University of Missouri, Kansas City. She was married for one year.
Nancy returned to Bloomington, Indiana in 1974 to pursue her M.F.A. in print-making. Here she is with her beloved E.O.in 1974.
Newspaper announcement on Nancy’s M.F.A. Shortly after receiving her degree, she moved to Chicago where she would live full time for the next thirty years. She divided her time between Mexico and Chicago the final decade of her life.
Nancy with E.O. in Chicago, 1977-78.
In 1979, Nancy co-bought this building on the corner of West North Avenue and Honoré in Chicago. The neighborhood is Wicker Park, and in the late 70s, it was a haven for artists who had been pushed out from the Loop area into more affordable loft spaces. Wicker Park was crime-ridden and poverty laden, considered at that time to be one of the most dangerous areas in the country.
By 1980-81, Nancy had bought out her partners, and begun her decades-long project to make this building her home, her art studio, and her main source of predictable income. Above interior 1979.