Nancy Selvage received a BA in Art History from Wellesley College and an MFA in Sculpture from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University. Her artwork has been recognized and supported by numerous exhibitions, public art commissions, reviews, residencies, and awards (including two Artist Fellowships and New Works Commissions from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a National Endowment for the Arts Projects grant, a New England Foundation for the Arts Pubic Art grant).
She is represented by Boston Sculptors Gallery and also exhibits in national and international venues. Clients for large public art commissions include the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, City of Lowell, MA; Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA; City of Cambridge, MA; Keene State College, NH; the National Park Service, Grand Canyon, AZ; and the North Carolina Zoo, Ashboro, NC.
Nancy Selvage's educational career includes a long tenure as Director at the Ceramics Program at Harvard University and guest teaching at Massachusetts College of Art, Ewha University in Seoul, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; and Rhode Island School of Design. As an honorary professor at Tohoku University, Japan, she contributed an art/science perspective to a variety of interdisciplinary, international conferences.