Nancy Grace Horton is a photo-based artist who embraces both analog and digital techniques to create bold narrative fragments informed by her background in photojournalism. Her series Ms. Behavior, Mad Women, Mr.Mrs., and Being 13 utilize gender roles as inspiration to provoke thought and stimulate discussion. Humorous, ironic, biting—her images distill the angst of both feminism and the Playboy era.
“Nancy Grace Horton’s work is humorous, meaningful, and visually rich. It is very much of this moment in contemporary American life as it comments on gender roles and portrayals of women in visual culture. Most importantly, it makes all us want to Ms. Behave a little.”
— Francine Weiss, curator Newport Art Museum
Nancy Grace Horton’s work has been exhibited at the Newport Art Museum, The Danforth Museum, The Griffin Museum, the New York Photo Festival, the A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, the Robin Rice Gallery in Manhattan, NY, and in numerous solo exhibitions. Her work was recently acquired by the Newport Art Museum for their permanent collection.
Nancy Grace Horton is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including several Artist Entrepreneurial Grants from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. She is an Adjunct Professor of Photography and conducts independent creative workshops. Her Learning to See school and community projects in the U.S. and abroad work with students of all ages to use photography to explore personal identity and community. She holds an MFA from Lesley University Art + Design.