Nancy Winship Milliken is an environmental sculptor creating site-specific work in urban and rural landscapes. Her work explores the tension of man in the landscape, and his desire to belong and be a part of the landscape. Communing with the earth is where this art lies. Milliken's environmentally performative sculptures reveal the actions of wind, rain and sun as they transform shapes and alternative materials, adding an element of time.
Milliken’s use of natural and industrial materials, stems from her interest in rural art, agriculture, and sustainable living. These were brought together through the lens of a Masters in Fine Arts degree in 2008 from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, with residencies at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Along with installing her work in New England and New Zealand farmland, Milliken has shown in solo and select group shows, including Boston Sculptors Gallery, Artstrand Gallery, the Christian Science Plaza in Boston, Qorikancha Museum, Peru, Provincetown Art Association Museum, University Museum of Contemporary Art, and Brattleboro Museum. She incorporates her sculptures into set design for Double Edge Theatre in Ashfield, Massachusetts.
She has given guest lectures or been an Artist-In-Residence at several schools, universities and galleries including Burlington City Arts, University of Massachusetts, University of Vermont, Marlboro College, Amherst College, and Hampshire College.
Milliken is represented by Boston Sculptors Gallery.