Nacy Shaver was born in Appleton, New York. Her art career began in Chicago with Feature Inc. in 1987. She currently shows with them. Nancy received a Guggenheim Grant in 2010, an Anonymous was a Woman Grant in 2009, and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 1993. She has operated her own shop for the past 12 years in Hudson NY and has been teaching at the Bard MFA program for the last 13 years.