Inspiration of the day-Now Be Here: Nancy Buchanan

12 Dec

Now Be Here: Nancy Buchanan #59

Feeling inspired after attending the historic event Now Be Here at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. My goal is to feature every artist that attended, one artist a day. Considering the number of artists that showed up, this will take me two years to complete. I am looking forward to getting to know the work of each and every artist!

Your inspiration for the day- Now Be Here edition: Nancy Buchanan

These Creatures, 1979


In her artwork, Nancy Buchanan uses various media to bring social realities into view, while grounded in the observation of a lived history. Known for her performances in the 1970s and 80s, she also worked in video while completing drawings and installation.

Nancy Buchanan

Wolfwoman, 1977

CJG Charlie James Gallery

Ghebaly Gallery


Brooklyn Museum

OCMA Orange County Museum of Art


UCI School of the Arts

Chapman University Guggenheim Gallery

Art and Cake

Layered Look, 2013

Re.act Feminism


Art in America

LA Times

KCET Artbound


Getty Museum

The Main Museum

Laguna Art Museum


from performance Please Sing Along, 1974


e-flux interview

PERTIe Frontiers

CalArts blog

Afterall Journal-interview

KPST Kaleidoscope Pacific Standard Time


New Museum



from video An End to All Our Dreams, 1982

Renaissance Society

Smithsonian Archives of American Art

University of Chicago Smart Museum of Art

Pomona College Museum of Art

CSU Channel Islands

Otis College of Art and Design

Avenue 50 Studio

Brand Library

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

OCCCA Orange County Center for Contemporary Art

BAMPFA University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

Art in the Public Interest

Mira Schor 12 Years- Hearsies 24 Publication

The Woman’s Building

Franklin Furnace

Track 16 Gallery

KCRW Art Talk

Arroyo Arts Collective

east of borneo

Flare Arts Journal

Art & Education

eai Electronic Arts Intermix

Heresies Film Project

Enhanced Vision- Panel Discussion

Rutgers Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities

art weekend LA

Hometown Pasadena

Spark OC

Laguna Beach Patch

OC Weekly


from series 50 Shades of Cake

Performance Art World video

Brooklyn Museum Art Talk video

Otis College- The Woman’s Building History video

Museum of Non-Visible Art audio interview


Smart Art Press

Shelter Press

Onestar Press

Google Books

Google Books

Google Books

Google Books

Google Books

Google Books


*Upcoming Group Show-Glitter Exhibition at Cactus Gallery, January 13 2018.


Now Be Here NY Times

Now Be Here LA Times

Now Be Here Huffington Post

Now Be Here KCET

Now Be Here Art and Cake

Now Be Here Inside a Tipping Point

Now Be Here Film by Eric Minh Swenson

*The idea for Now Be Here came from the brilliant mind of artist Kim Schoenstadt.

*Nancy Buchanan – Now Be Here LA artist #59

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