Nancy Robb Dunst, Mixed Media & Installation Art
Nancy Robb Dunst
Nancy, a self taught artist, and has been creating art for 32 years, in Arizona. Her work is 3 dimensional and incorporates fiber, wood, metal, polymers, glass & paint. She creates mosaics, mobiles, weavings, and art installations. Although her medium changes depending on the requirements of the work, you can always recognize her work by the inclusion of some nature, some emotion, some text, and strong color in her pieces. Southwest Art Magazine writes, “While Dunst is sharply attuned to the classic elements and principles of design that govern good painting and sculpture, she is also free to push her versatile medium into numerous directions that free it..”. She has been commissioned by Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, shown at the Phoenix Art Museum and was invited to the Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Italy in 2003-7. Nancy was one of the first artists to receive the Sedona Project Grant from the Sedona Arts and Culture Commission.
While becoming an artist, Nancy was an Associate Professor on the faculty of Western International University in Phoenix, teaching Art, Psychology, Sociology, and Business. Nancy has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Counseling. While teaching in 1974, she began creating and selling her art, which developed into a small business employing 19 people, designing art for different corporate, municipal and private clients. She sold her business in the 80’s and moved North.
Having lived in Sedona for 12 years, she founded the Sedona Visual Artist Coalition, whose membership is now over 170 artists. Nancy is very active in the arts and operates a summer art camp for children at the Sedona Creative Life Center. Having written about the arts for local papers, and being a columnist for the Art Talk Newspaper (Scottsdale), she was asked to be a speaker at the Southwest Art Conference by Arizona Commission on the Arts.
I am exploring installation as an art form, and community issues as a subject. From a feminine prospective, in some of these works, I use slips & undergarments to suggest intimacy, and the nakedness of inner thoughts close to the heart. Continual thoughts, that hang delicately from clotheslines and fragile branches asking the questions about the rest of one’s life. In other works, I utilize Found objects, and they use me, in ways I never suspected.
(To view my commercial work go to: aritstsregister.com/artists/az84)
Nancy Robb Dunst
251 Bear Wallow Lane
Sedona, Az 86336