nan genger, ma, bfa | artist statement

the personal and the political
mother and anti-imperialist
trauma survivor and feminist
disabled artist and anti-racist
curious and compassionate
creative and courageous



2017  BFA, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), Boston, 3D Fibers
2003 Certificate of Residential Interiors, Boston Architectural College
1989  MA, Boston University, Cultural Anthropology
1979  BA, with Distinction, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Women’s Studies and Cultural Anthropology

selected exhibition and publication list

Breaking Barriers, Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA
All School Awards Show, MassArt, President’s Gallery, Boston, MA
Resistance Culture, MassArt, Student Life Gallery, Boston, MA
The Election as Physical Experience (published zine), Jan. 20, www.recodinghistory.com
Center of Vision, Issue #7, March 2017, page 10.
Artists and Artisans Festival, Internal Family Systems (IFS) Conference, Omni Hotel, Providence, RI
Art With Impact, MassArt, Design Media Center, Boston, MA
Tongue Tied (The Fibers Show), MassArt, Student Life Gallery, Boston, MA
The Fibers Show, MassArt, Student Life Gallery, Boston, MA
Disability Rights in the Age of Austerity Forum, SEIU, Local 99, Dorchester, MA
Counseling and Wellness Center 2013/2014 brochure photos, MassArt
Cambridge Open Studios (brochure cover photo)
Undergraduate Admissions Office, MassArt, Boston, MA
All School Show, MassArt, Arnheim Gallery, Boston, MA
Cambridge Open Studios (brochure cover photo)
Studio Foundation Awards Show, MassArt, Brant Gallery, Boston, MA
100 from Cambridge, Cambridge Arts Council Annex, Cambridge, MA
PhotoVoice Exhibition, Hope Gallery, Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Boston, MA
Cornucopia, Hope Gallery, Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Boston, MA
Restore, MassArt, Bookstore, Boston, MA
Critical Views IV, Political Art at Red Sun Press, Jamaica Plain, MA
Rip it up & Start Again: Recycled Textile Art, Orchard Skate Shop, Roxbury, MA
Women and Chairs: Series I (Solo Exhibition), Cambridge Library, Cambridge, MA
Speaking Truth to Power, Edna Stebbins Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Women Smoking: Dollars, Disease and Desire Series (Solo Exhibition), Drive-by Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Loops: 3-D Knitting Show, MassArt, Boston, MA
Piecework:Rag Weaving, Freehand Quilting Student Exhibit, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Studios Gallery
Collateral Damage: When the Battle’s Lost and Won, Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA
Women Unite: End Racism, Sexism, and Poverty, YWCA, Cambridge, MA
Moments of Courage in American History: The Underground Railroad, First Baptist Church, Cambridge, MA
Art Against the War: Visualizing Concern for the War in Iraq, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Cambridge Open Studios 2004-2013