McPhee’s art practice is concerned with unsettling the eye, quiet images built from subtle tonal variance and lonely voices in vast spaces. Common themes are outer space, the deep sea, and unlikely bodies. The sea and outer space are indeterminate and empty spaces. We send out our lonely little robots to sing into the darkness. McPhee’s mediums ask something of the viewer, to reposition themselves in order for the image to become visible or to generally participate in a more active viewing process.
Nancy Anne McPhee is a textile installation artist originally from Alberta and now based in Hamilton, ON. McPhee has a BFA from the University of Victoria, an MFA from Concordia University, an MLIS from Dalhousie University, and has worked as an instructor at Concordia University and NSCAD University. McPhee has exhibited nationally and internationally in commercial galleries, artist-run centres and public galleries, and has received funding from the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. Recent exhibitions include the Biennale internationale du lin de Portneuf (QC), SUPERCRAWL Hamilton (ON), and upcoming solo shows at Agnes Jamieson Gallery (ON) and Grenfell Campus Art Gallery (NL).