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Mental illness and being transgender is not only my story to share, but others as well. My art is just one version of this life that thousands of people go through. Even if my art reaches just one person and makes them feel seen, then I know my art is doing something good, not just for me, but for others too. I enjoy depicting my journey with social transitioning in different ways, some may be beautiful, others might be gory or make others uncomfortable. I was once told by an art history professor that you want your art to make people feel something, whether it be a good or bad feeling. No matter what I make I always keep that in mind, “make this piece so that people will feel something.” I understand that with most of my work focusing on transness most people will feel uncomfortable, or some even disgusted with my work and that makes me smile knowing that I did what I set out to do.
Nicole Hand-Bryant, Mike Martin
I will use any medium I can get my hands on, but most of the pieces you will see will be printmaking or ceramics. In my printmaking journey so far I really enjoy Lithography as a medium and I have taken to throwing on a ceramics wheel very well.
Photo Credit, CJ Nance, 2022
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Nance, CJ, "CJ Nance Art399 Portfolio" (2022). Professional Practices (ART 399). 133.