Nancy Vorm, an Indiana native, sold her 14 year-old business and moved to Utah in 2001. Originally a weaver, Nancy Vorm served as a member of the Duneland Weaver’s Guild in Northwest Indiana, before relocating to the Wasatch Front. In 2004, she decided to return to school and in 2009, received a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Utah.
Vorm’s past weaving explorations are still informing her ongoing artistic development today . Her work is a continual exploration of layers and textures working with various media and techniques. “Utilizing natural materials and elements are part of my process as well as, embracing imperfection. I am exploring creation and destruction resulting in new consequences...one medium informing the next.” Vorm’s exploration of surface and materials also led her to discover an affinity for encaustic--painting with melted beeswax, which has opened up new channels of expression.
In addition to her regular studio practice, Nancy Vorm has participated in numerous juried shows in Utah, California and New York, as well as, teaching the encaustic technique in her studio and the Kimball Arts Center in Park City, Utah. She is a member of the Surface Design Organization and the International Encaustic Arts. Vorm currently resides and works full time as a studio artist and is represented by Phillips Gallery in Salt Lake City, Utah.