ECA+ Creative Member Directory
Mapping the Arts in Easthampton, Southampton, & Westhampton

Nancy Lautenbach

Adventurous art goddess with a passion for nature

Using art for personal transformation and healing.

I have worked as an illustrator, graphic designer, and for 4 years owned a gallery/performance space called Ten Weston Gallery in Grand Rapids, MI where I grew up and lived until 1997. I am a practicing interdisciplinary artist working in a variety of media including: pen and ink, sculpture, ceramics, installation, fibers, and bookmaking. My current body of work focuses on my passions for the environment and the feminine connection of woman to nature; the female body; fat issues (self-esteem, body image, eating disorders); female sexuality; women's health; the politics of culture and empowered voice; and art, media and cultural practice, both historically and in a contemporary context. I am concerned with how the female form is represented and, more specifically, where my own form is located in this representation. I am constantly amazed and inspired by the power of the creative process as a tool for healing and self-discovery. In my spare time I can be found traveling the countryside on my '98 Triumph. I aIways carry a sketchbook with me.

Current MA candidate for Lesley University's Expressive Therapies Graduate Program. MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College. BFA in Illustration, Kendall College of Art and Design.