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My work is informed through the window of a fine arts background. I believe that jewelry, although decorative, should be responsible for conveying information, opinion, and expressive thought. It not only enhances the wearer, but reveals character. My recent work has been of a narrative and social commentary nature, with the use of photographs as an ideational vehicle.

Professor Emerita of Art from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Nancy Moyer holds a BA from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, MA from Louisiana State University, and PhD from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. And now lives in McAllen, A past art administrator and academic metals program director, she has shown her concept and issue-based work extensively, including drawings and photographs as well as jewelry. Her jewelry work has been included in several jewelry publications, most recently, SNAG’s Jewelry and Metals Survey 2018.

Solo Exhibitions

2018     Truth & Rumors, International Museum of Art  Science, McAllen TX

2017     Earthclouds, Texas Tower Gallery, McAllen TX

2015     InRetro,Beehive Collective, Harlingen TX

2012     Cessations & Continuations, Retrospective, Kika de la Garza Fine Arts Center, Mission,   TX

2011     The Bicameral Face, Ben Bailey Gallery, Kingsville

2010     The Bicameral Face,International Museum of Art & Science, McAllen,

2009     The Bicameral Face,Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, TX

2003     InRetrospect,Clark Gallery, University of Texas-Pan American

2000     Interactions, Clark Gallery, University of Texas-Pan American,

1994     Paths of Existence, Richardson Art Gallery, UTB, Brownsville, TX

1992     Basics. University Gallery, University of Texas-Pan American

1991    New Contemporary Jewelry. Selections Gallery, Beaumont, TX

1991     Nancy Moyer, New Art Gallery, Harlingen, TX

1990     Perceptual Augmentations, University Gallery, University of Texas-Pan American

1981     South Texas Ranches and Other Pertinent Images, Hidalgo Museum of South Texas

1971     Drawings,Estudio Rios, Mission

Group Exhibitions 

2018     La Frontera:Encounters Along the Border, mudeum of Art and Design, NYC

2016     Un/Provincial: The Art of South Texas, Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Brownsville, TX

2014     Animal Instincts, Exhibition in Print,Metalsmith Magazine, vol. 34, no.4

2014    Body and Soul: Defensive Ornament, Metals Museum, Memphis, TN

2014    Body and Soul: Defensive Ornament, Tacoma Art Museum, WA

2014    La Frontera, Art Gallery, Indiana University, Kokomo

2014    La Frontera, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, TX

2013     La Frontera, Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City, DF

2013    La Frontera, Velvet Da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013    Anniversary Exhibit,Galeria 409, Brownsville TX

2013   What is Sacred, Serena Pandos Gallery, McAllen, TX

2011     Counterflux: Defensive Ornament,G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle. WA

2011    Valley Women,Galeria 409, Brownsville, TX

2010     Selections from the Permanent Collection, International Museum of Art & Science, McAllen, TX

2010    4thAnniversary Exhibit, Galeria 409, Brownsville, TX

2009     Black & White Selections, Museo de Arte Contemperaneo de Tamaulipas, Matamoros, MX

2009     Third Anniversary Exhibit,Galeria 409, Brownsville, TX

2008     Black & White, International Museum of Art & Science, McAllen, TX

2007     WAR,Gallery 1/0, New Orleans, LA

2006     RED, International Museum of Art & Science, McAllen, TX

2005     Re-considered/Re-invented, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, MA

2005     Corrietes Alternes, Museo de Arte Contemperaneo de Tamaulipas, Matamoros, MX

2005     Arte Rio Grande,International Museum of Art & Science, McAllen, TX

2005     My Hearts Desire, University Gallery, UTPA, Edinburg, TX

2002     Catredrales  de Arte, Museo de Arte Contemperaneo de Tamaulipas, Matamoros,

2002     Refined lll,juried show, SFA Gallery, Nagcodoches, 2002

2000     Artists/Mentors, McAllen International Museum,  2000

1999     Talismans for the Coming Millenium,juried,St. Louis Artists’ Guild

1999    Precious Metals,juried, Mesa Art Center, Mesa AZ

1999    Playful Intent,juried,Craft Alliance, St. Louis

1998-1990Annual Faculty Exhibitions,Clark Gallery, University of Texas-Pan American

1996     International Exhibition of Miniature Art, Del Bello Gallery, Toronto

1996      Reynosa Festival Frontera, Reynosa Museo Historica

1994     Group Show, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin

1994     Facetas, Formas, y Figuras, Tampico, Taumaulipas

1994     One Square Foot of Art, Dishman Gallery, Beaumont

1993     Arte del Norte,Casa de la Cultura, Monterrey, N.L

1992     Annual Juried Exhibition,McAllen International Museum

1992    UTPA Faculty Invitational,Galleria de Faculdad Architectura de Universidad de la N.L., Monterrey

1992    Art, Science, and Architecture,  sponsored by the McAllen International Museum.

1992    Metallics-Browne and Moyer, University Gallery, UTPA, Edinburg

1991     International Art Show, juried, Art League Museum, Brownsville

1990     Society of North American Goldsmiths Annual Conference, Display, San  Francisoo

1989     Special Designs, 3-person show, Sol del Rio Gallery, San Antonio

1989    Art Faculty of South Texas,McAllen International Museum

1989    Artista de Tejas,CAVIE, Saltillo, Mexico

1989    Opening Exhibition, The Art Gallery, McAllen

1988     Art Faculty Art, McAllen International Museum

1988      Moyer and Manuella,  University Gallery, Edinburg

1987     The Enamelist First Annual Juried Exhibit, Sarah Squeri Gallery, Cincinnati

1987     Schmuck in Bewagung in Schmuck, Hanau, W. Germany

1987    Art Show at the Dog Show, Dog Museum of America, St. Louis

1987    Art Update, McAllen International Museum

1987   Art Overview, McAllen International Museum

1986     Texas Designer/Craftsman Annual Exhibit

1986     Texas Mexican Legacy Exhibit, CAS Gallery, Edinburg

1986     Toy Exhibition Invitational, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff

1985     Davis, Moyer, and Ohlinger,  Jones and Jones, McAllen

1985     Politics of Whimsey, juried, 16 Hands Gallery, Ann Arbor

1985      Texas Designer/Craftsman Annual Exhibit

1985       Tip o’ Texas Exhibition,McAllen

1985      Texas Art on the Road, sponsored by the Texas Commission of the Arts

1985       ArtX7,McAllen International Museum

1984     Del Mar National Drawing and Small Sculpture Exhibit,  Corpus Christi

1984    PAU Faculty Exhibit, McAllen International Museum

1983     PAU Faculty Exhibit, McAllen International Museum

1982     PAU Faculty Exhibit, McAllen International Museum

1982     Brownsville Art League Exhibition,Brownsville

1981     PAU Faculty Exhibit, McAllen International Museum

1980     PAU Faculty Exhibit, McAllen International Museum

1979     PAU Faculty Exhibit, McAllen International Museum

1978     Valley Vision 11 Group Show, McAllen International Museum

1977     Valley Vision l Group Show, McAllen International Museum

1976     Del Mar National Drawing and Small Sculpture Exhibit,  Corpus Christi

1975     Arizona State University Invitational, Tempe

1975     Northern Arizona State University Invitational, Flagstaff

1973     Del Mar National Drawing and Small Sculpture Exhibit,  Corpus Christi

1972     Invitational Craft Exhibit, Contemporary  Gallery, Dallas

1972     Del Mar National Drawing and Small Sculpture Exhibit,  Corpus Christi

1971     Art Museum of South Texas Annual Competition,Corpus Christi

1971     Invitational Craft Exhibit, Contemporary Gallery, Dallas

1971     Texas Designer Craftsmen Annual Exhibition, Wichita Falls

1970     Inter-D Exhibit,McAllen International Museum

1970     Frontal Images National Exhibition, Jackson

1970      Art Museum of South Texas Annual Exhibit,Corpus Christi

1970      Seventh National Drawing and Small Sculpture Exhibit, Bellingham

1970       Drawing: Mid America 1, Joplin

1970      Texas Fine Arts Invitational Exhibition,  Austin

1970     Texas Designer Craftsman Annual Exhibition, San Marcos

1969     Southern Illinois Drawing Exhibition,Carbondale, IL

1968     Ball State National  Drawing and Small Sculpture Exhibit, Muncie

1968      Evansville Art Museum Annual  Exhibition, Indiana

1968      San Antonio Art League Annual  Exhibition, San Antonio

1968      Forty Second Annual Texas Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition, Museum

1965     Southwestern Print and Drawing Biennial,  Dallas Art Museum

1965      Thirty Second National Print and Drawing Exhibit,Wichita KS

1965      Festival of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture National Show, Macon

1965      Fifteenth Beaumont Art Museum Annual Exhibit, Beaumont

1965       Winners in Louisiana Art Commission Exhibits,Baton Rouge

1964     Fourteenth Beaumont Art Museum Annual Exhibit,Beaumont

1964      Twenty Second Louisiana Art Commission Annual Exhibit, Baton Rouge

1963     Twenty First Louisiana Art Commission Annual Exhibit, Baton Rouge

1963      Eighteenth Southeastern Annual Art Exhibition, Atlanta

Published Illustrations

2012    The Human Moldby Jose Antonio Jarimba, Sara Publishing

1996    People of the Peyote,edited by Stacy Schaeffer and Peter Furst. University of New Mexico Press.

1992    Low Cal Cooking  by Louise Dillow. Corona Publishing Company, San Antonio.

1991     Mexican War Journal of Captain  Franklin Smith,ed. by Joe Chance. University of Mississippi Press, Jackson.

1990     Jefferson Davis’ Mexican War Regiment,ed. by Joe Chance. University of Mississippi Press, Jackson.

1985     Changing Faces: Mexican Masks in Transition,McAllen International Museum, Publication and poster design

1980     A Tribute to My Darling by Lloyd Bentsen, Sr., McAllen, total book design.

1978    Bonds by Jan Seale. Pan American University Press, Edinburg..

1977     Espanol para Hablados Nativosby Gloria Swan and Hugo Mejias. Pan American University Press, Edinburg. Cover design.

1971    Chaucer  for Childrenby Paul Nolan. Little Red Schoolhouse Press.

1971    “Chaucer  in the Classroom” by Paul Nolan, The Instructor, February 1971.

Jewelry in Books

2018     Jewely and Metals Survey 2018, SNAG

2014     Body and Soul: Defensive Ornament  by Suzanne Ramljak. Schiffer Publishing Co.

2008     Art Jewelry Today 2,Schiffer Publishing Co.

2006     The Craft of Making Jewelry,Lark Books Press, New York

2005     500 Brooches,Lark Books Press, New York

2004     1000 Rings,Lark Books Press, New York

1997     Jewelry: Fundamentals of Metalsmithing,by Tim McCreight. Brynmorgen Press

Public Commissions

 2010     Jackrabbits, 3 steel sculptures commissioned by the City of McAllen

Reviews

2005    “Nancy Moyer: Ex-treme Metals,” by David McCall Freeman. VOA: Voices of Art 

             Magazine,vol. 13, no. 1

2000    “Interactions Exhibition Review,” Metalsmith,  by Dindy Reich.  Fall

1993     “Desde McAllen: Nancy Moyer.” Enguardia, vol. 1, no.5, June, Monterrey

Public Collections

St. Louis Children’s Museum

International Museum of Art And Science, McAllen, TX

UTRGV Permanent Collection, Edinburg TX

Education

Southern Illinois University, Ph.D.

Louisiana State University, M.A.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, B.A.

Where to Buy

Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.