Nancy Price was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada and has resided between in Nova Scotia and Alberta the past three years, and in Nova Scotia for the previous 13 years. She has degrees from the Ontario College of Art (1984) and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University) (2002). She has received awards and award nominations for her work. Her design and textile experience includes periods working in Italy, Japan, and the Stratford Festival wardrobe department in Ontario, as well as teaching at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, and NSCAD University in Halifax. Her distinctive accessory designs have appeared in boutiques alongside international clothing designers, and in film. Her work has appeared in several exhibitions.
Much of Price’s current work addresses the notion of “fitting” both literally and metaphorically, often with regard to her own “fit” within various situations. Nancy is interested in the interactive relationship of textiles animated by and extending both body and personality.
Textile curator and academic, Wendy Landry, states:
“Price’s work directly relates body and home décor as parallel modes of materiality constituting our socialized spatial environments that establish our fit and aspirations to, or our comments on, diverse dimensions of behavior and civility. These works also expressively delineate the intimate fit of dress with bodily anatomy and movement, as well as with social identity.”