Buchanan, Nancy, 1946-

Dates:
Birth 1946-08-30
Gender:
Female
Americans

Biographical notes:

Nancy Buchanan (b. Nancy Page Ridenour, Aug. 30, 1946, Boston, MA) is an artist best known for her work in installation, performance, and video art. She played a central role in the feminist art movement in Los Angeles in the 1970s. Her father was physicist Louis Ridenour. Buchanan earned her B.A. and M.F.A. at the University of California, Irvine and studied with Larry Bell, Vija Celmins, David Hockney, and Robert Irwin.

Buchanan has made videos and performances that combine the personal and the political. She was a producer of Close Radio along with Paul McCarthy and John Duncan and a founding member of several art organizations including F Space Gallery in Santa Ana, CA; Grandview Galleries, Los Angeles, CA; Double X; Close Radio; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

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Subjects:

  • Social problems in art
  • Technological innovations--Economic aspects
  • Employees--Effect of technological innovations on
  • Technological innovations--Social aspects

Occupations:

  • Artists

Places:

  • Los Angeles, CA, US
  • Boston, MA, US