Nancy Buchanan - CIA: School of Film/Video

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Nancy Buchanan is a Los Angeles-based artist who teaches at CalArts in Valencia and has also worked in numerous formats and media. Nancy Buchanan has had her work shown in galleries and museums in the U.S. and Europe, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the New Museum in New York and Steirischer Herbst in Graz, Austria. She has received fellowship support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council and the city of Los Angeles. Recent productions include Developing: The Idea of Home, an interactive CD-ROM examining the theme of "home" and digital prints "updating" Southwestern landscapes. In addition to producing video, she exhibits installations, pastels, drawings and performance. She also writes critical essays and curates art and video exhibits. Recent digital projects have included work about land development and the idea of home. She has also worked as a performance artist, done installations and many video projects, as well as drawings and paintings. Buchanan is working on a larger project which involves the creation of textiles and other items used in home furnishings. The decorative patterns on couch, rug, wallpaper, etc. consist of graphs and charts depicting various aspects of contemporary economy, land use, development and so forth. For this project, Buchanan created a piece she calls "Sleep Secure," a patchwork quilt that the participant can construct by downloading the pattern. Each slice of the pie-chart quilt piece would have links to more information about the percent of the national budget the slice represents. The participant can select the patterns on the piece by clicking on some portion of the Ïmother quiltÓ presented by the artist. She has worked in residence at the Experimental TV Center.