International Sculpture Center

   
Image of ISC Lifetime Achievement Award, copy of Head from the figure of a woman [Cycladic; Keros-Syros culture]
NANCY HOLT
Nancy Holt is an artist living and working in New Mexico. A pioneer in site-specific public sculpture, Holt also makes films, videotapes, photographs, artistsí books, concrete poetry and installations. Perception, space, site-specificity, natural phenomena and light are central concerns in her works in various mediums since the mid 1960ís.

Holt Ďs works deal with the perception of time, light and space. Holt often uses the natural environment as both a medium and a subject for pieces that span a variety of mediums, including film, sculpture and installation. What sets Holt apart is her exploration of the celestial and cosmic, particularly the summer solstice, as well as her interest in land reclamation and re-use. She is the recipient of five National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, two New York Creative Artist Fellowships and a Guggenheim Fellowship, among other honors.

Holtís work has been shown in numerous one-person and group exhibitions internationally including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C., the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Museum of Modern Art, Paris. She has published the artistís books Ransacked: Aunt Ethel: An Ending (Printed Matter in association with Lapp PrincessPress, 1980) and Time Outs (Visual Studies Workshop, 1985) and is the editor of The Writings of Robert Smithson (New York University Press, 1979).

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