Nancy Newberry is an artist based in Dallas and Marfa,Texas. Her performative portraiture investigates individuation, specifically focusing on cultural and social systems of belonging. Her work is deeply personal, exploring narratives of identity, myth and memory as the foundation of her practice.
She has received many honors and awards from both publications and institutions. Most recently, she has received The Nasher Sculpture Center Artist Grant (2020); The British Journal of Photography Female in Focus Award (2019); The Griffin Museum of Photography, Richards’ Family Trust Award (2018); Grand Prix Finalist, The International Festival of Photography, Hyeres, France; Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña Prize, Madrid; Kolga Photo Award, Tbilisi, Georgia; PhotoVisa Award, Krasnodar, Russia; FotoFest Discoveries of the Meeting Place, Houston; and The Taylor Wessing Portrait Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London (2012, 2017).
Newberry has been profiled and published widely including in The Guardian, British Journal of Photography, New York Times, M Le magazine du Monde, i-D, PDN, and American Photo amongst others. Her work resides in major public and private collections, including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Centro de Arte Alcobendas, Spain; City of Houston, Houston Airports; and Villa Noailles, Hyères, France. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US, Europe and China.