Born in Calgary, Alberta



199496    M.F.A. in Studio Art, University of California, Irvine

199093     B.F.A.  Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (conferred May, 1995)

198385     Graduate Studies in Architecture, Faculty of EVDS, University of Calgary

197677     B.Ed. Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

197376     B.Sc. Dalhousie University.  Specialization: Invertebrate Zoology


Solo Exhibitions

2014     Arbutus Art Gallery, Coast Capital Library, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

2007     Kwantlen Art Gallery, Surrey BC 

2006     YYZ, Toronto, ON 

1999     Artcite, Windsor, ON

1999     The Floating Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

1997     Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB


Selected Two Person and Group Exhibitions

2009     Arcade, Surrey Arts Centre, Surrey, BC

2005     Wearable Art, Port Moody Arts Centre Society, Port Moody, BC

2004     Faculty Show, Kwantlen Art Gallery, Kwantlen University College, Surrey, BC

2004     Pride in Art, Round House, Vancouver, BC

2004     The Drift: Art on Main, Main Art Drift Society, Vancouver, BC

2002     Faculty-O-Rama, Kwantlen Art Gallery, Kwantlen University College

2000     Shoot! A Covert Optimism in New Vancouver Art, Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of  

 2000    Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

1999     Visualizing Selves, Saddleback College Art Gallery, Mission Viejo, CA

1998     Between Landscapes, Open Space, Victoria, BC

1997     Exquisite Corpse in Lotus Land, Presentation House, N. Vancouver (fundraiser) 

1997     LO-FI a virtual exhibition at

1996     Self Satisfy, Robert Berman Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA 

1995     Of Ill Repute, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

1995     Come/Everyone Should, Fine Arts Gallery, University of California, Irvine

1995     Scientia Sexualis:  The Truth of Sex, Saddleback College Art Gallery, Mission Viejo, CA

1994    (Other) Art, Atkinson College, York University, ON

1993    The Coast is Queer, a visual component of Queer City, Community Arts Council of

1993    Vancouver                                     


Publications and Reviews

“What would happen without the borders?” Peter Goddard, The Toronto Star, Oct. 7, 2006


“Borderdom: Nancy Duff,” Gregory Elgstrand, YYZine, Sept. 8, 2006


“Remaking the Holy Family,” Brenda Whitehall, Xtra West, Dec. 9, 2004

“Contouring a Feminist Horizon,” Stan Galinski, Room: Windsor News and Culture, Windsor, ON, Sept. 1629, 1999

“Between Landscapes:  Wayne Arsenault and Nancy Duff,” Karen Solie, through Open Space Arts Society, Victoria BC, 1998

“Scene and Heard,” Doug Steedman, Monday Magazine, May1420, Victoria, BC, 1998

“The Other Side of the Coin:  On Place and Identity,” a scholarly paper presented by Patricia Levin at a UBC colloquium in response to The Lay of Your Land, Spring, 1997

“The Lay of Your Land,” essay with digital images, Nancy Duff, Grand Larceny: reclaiming stolen

Unsportsmanlike Conduct, digital image, Nancy Duff, Grand Larceny:  reclaiming stolen images,

Spring, 1995

“The Lay of Your Land,” Jeffrey Yu, New University, April 29, 1996

“Gender Bent,” Ann Rosenberg, The Vancouver Sun, May 15, 1993


Conference Presentations 

Rhizomes: Revisioning Boundaries, School of Languages and Comparative Cultural 

Studies, University of Queensland, Australia, Feb. 2006 


Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Jan. 2006  


Terrains: Landscapes/Bodyscapes Conference, SUNY Stony Brook, March 1998


Exposed! University of California, Santa Cruz, Feb. 1998


Feminism and the Academy:  Building Bridges to the World Outside, Columbia University, Oct. 1997


Body Projects I:  Incarnations, Inscriptions, Adhesions, Invasions, Humanities Research Unit,

University of Saskatchewan: Sept. 1997


Committees and Service 

Member of Advisory Committee, Surrey Urban Screen, 2010

Member of Public Art Advisory Committee, Surrey BC 2001–2002

Board Member of Artspeak, artist run centre, Vancouver BC, 1996–1998

Board Member of Or Gallery, artist run centre, Vancouver BC, 1993–1994


1998–2016   Instructor of all levels of Drawing, and Painting; Advanced Studio, Feminist Theory, and Cultural and Gender Studies at SFU, Emily Carr University, and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.


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