Nancy’s parents didn’t know she was Deaf until she was six years old. During her formative years, she was creating art and has never stopped since. She studied graphic design and painting at National Technical Institute for the Deaf and Rochester Institute of Technology. She held her first showing in 1979 at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. In 2010, Nancy became involved in the De’VIA (Deaf View/Image Art) movement and embraced her new passion: activism through art. Her trademark is the use of bold primary colors; yellow for light and hope, blue for audism, and red for power.
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