Healing, art, advocacy, and community. These are the touchstones of my life practice (and a good dose of Internal Family Systems therapy). Please lean into these intensions with me, for the journey continues together. – Nan

Nan E. Genger, MA, BFA |

“Revolution begins in the self and with the self.”  Toni Cade Bambara

“Art is the one place we all turn to for solace.”  Carrie Mae Weems


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

selected exhibitions and publications

2022  An Infinite Mind Conference, Virtual Exhibition, February 4-6

2021 The Healing Is Project (Trauma Support Group), Cambridge Women’s Center

2020 Cambridge Open Studios Virtual Marketplace  

            MassArt Made Virtual Spring Market, April 28-June 30

2019, 2018, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009  Cambridge Open Studios
           Sustain, Popup Exhibition, Cambridge River Festival
2018  Cambridge Open Studios 2D Exhibition, Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
            Implicit Bias Workshop, MassArt Counseling and Wellness Center, Boston, MA
2017  Breaking Barriers, Massachusetts State House, Boston
           All School Awards Show (Best Fibers), MassArt, President’s Gallery, Boston
           Resistance Culture, MassArt, Student Life Gallery, Boston
2016 Artists and Artisans Festival, Internal Family Systems (IFS) Conference, Omni Hotel, Providence, RI
          Art With Impact, MassArt, Design Media Center, Boston
          Tongue Tied (The Fibers Show), MassArt, Student Life Gallery, Boston
2015  The Fibers Show, MassArt, Student Life Gallery, Boston
2014  Disability Rights in the Age of Austerity Forum, SEIU, Local 99, Dorchester, MA
2013  Undergraduate Admissions Office year long exhibition, MassArt, Boston
2012  All School Show, MassArt, Arnheim Gallery, Boston
2011  Studio Foundation Awards Show (Best First Year), MassArt, Brant Gallery, Boston
           100 from Cambridge, Cambridge Arts Council Annex, Cambridge, MA
           PhotoVoice Exhibition, Hope Gallery, Boston Univ. Ctr. for Psych. Rehab., Brookline
2009  Cornucopia, Hope Gallery, BU Center for Psych Rehab, Brookline, MA
           Restore, MassArt, Bookstore, Boston
2008 Critical Views IVPolitical Art at Red Sun Press, Jamaica Plain, MA
          Rip it up & Start Again: Recycled Textile Art, Orchard Skate Shop, Roxbury, MA
2007 Women and Chairs: Series I (Solo Exhibition), Cambridge Library, Cambridge, MA
2006 Speaking Truth to Power, Edna Stebbins Gallery, Cambridge, MA
          Women Smoking: Dollars, Disease & Desire (Solo Exhibit), Drive-by Gallery, Cambridge, MA
          Loops: 3-D Knitting Show, MassArt, Boston
2005 Piecework:Rag Weaving, Freehand Quilting Student Exhibit, Boston Museum of Fine Arts
          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
2004  Art Against the War: Visualizing Concern for the War in Iraq, Museum School, Boston
2004 and 2005 Cambridgeport Open Studios


2021  from the heart: letters of gratitude, compiled by Desiree Bumanglag, ebook, Cover Design and image of Sashiko Sea Urchins

2017 photo of Fuck Police Brutality mixed-media painting in:
          The Election as Physical Experience (published zine), Jan. 20.
          Center of Vision, Issue #7, (MassArt magazine) March, page 10.
2013/14 Brochure: MassArt Counseling and Wellness Center (photo of Esperanza)
2013 & 2014  Brochure Cover/Poster: Cambridge Open Studios (photo of Synapse I and Synapse III)