Sayavong is currently a visiting lecturer for Sculpture at the University of California, Davis and rebuilds residential properties in Sacramento for investigation and creative investments in her studio practice. She has exhibited at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Archive (BAMPFA), Richmond Art Center, Root Division, and SOMArts Cultural Center. She was awarded artist residency and fellowships at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Cow House Studios in Ireland, and Jacobs Institute of Design Innovation at the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley. Sayavong earned her MFA in Art Practice in University of California, Berkeley in 2018 and has received her BFA with an emphasis in Sculpture and Arts Administration at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014. She had recently moved from San Francisco to the Greater Sacramento Area for brighter days.
Installation, dissections, and deconstructions of home lay the foundation of Nancy Sayavong’s sculptural practice. She looks at what lies behind the drywall, under foundation and on baseboards. I acknowledge the embedded psychological spaces shaped by other architectures; those of cultural belief, written histories, and social movements and other traumas in our built spaces. Her architectural interventions are explorations of materiality and confirmations of how our built world is created from the responses to our traumas over historicity and other socioeconomic events.