Nancy Willis is a London-based artist who has been exhibiting since the mid-70s.
Her processes include painting, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media and moving image. Nancy’s work explores universal themes like love, loss and human vulnerability from her experience of life as a disabled woman.
Her art creates a space in which complex emotions can be explored without fear of judgement or shame.
In her early career, Nancy joyfully embraced the freedoms of being an artist in contrast to the restrictions she’d experienced in her education at a ‘special’ school.
Nancy was Artist in Residence at Hammersmith Hospital and Byam Shaw School of Art. She has exhibited in the Whitechapel Open, Diorama Art Gallery, Laing Art Gallery, and BBC Television Centre.
Ten of Nancy’s key artworks have been contributed to the National Disability Arts Collection and Archives.