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Nancy Strange Seib

Artist Statement

Seib’s artwork has often questioned social and political directions. She frequently works with assemblage, mixed media, and painting. The subject of war has been a reoccurring theme, as well as aging and subconscious memories. Other works have been on the lighter side with titles like "PMS" and Shopaholic".


Biography

Nancy Strange Seib grew up in a small community in rural Alabama.  The church was the center of the lives of most people who lived there.  She went to Huntingdon College, a Methodist school in Montgomery, Alabama, where she received a BFA with a double major in Religion/Philosophy and Fine Art.  She continued her studies at the University of Chicago where she earned her MFA, with a major in painting and a minor in art history.

In the fall of 1963 she was hired by what was then, Brevard Junior College in Cocoa, Florida.  There she taught a full range of art classes, including drawing, design, painting, ceramics and humanities.

Her artwork has often questioned social and political directions.  She frequently works with assemblage, mixed media, and painting.  The subject of war has been a reoccurring theme, as well as aging and subconscious memories.  Other works have been on the lighter side with titles like "PMS" and "Shopaholic".  Her artwork has been exhibited in many juried shows and often won awards. Photography is a special interest and inspires her with all the possibilities that are available using today's programs for digital manipulation.  Her photo/mixed media piece entitled "Windows" is in the collection of the Brevard Art Museum.  In 2002 she did an installation there.

Most of her teaching career has been at Brevard Community College in Brevard County, Florida. Nancy and her family have lived in Cocoa Beach, Florida for many years and it is where she continues to reside with her husband, Donald Seib, a retired aerospace engineer.  She enjoys working in her home studio and continues to make thought-provoking art.