Originally from Chicago, Lovendahl moved west after studying ceramics at The University of Illinois - Champaign/Urbana. Her artwork can be found in private & public collections and museums such as The Smithsonian Institution in Wash., DC and the historic Keramikmuseum outside Koblenz, Germany. She has won numerous monumental Art in Public Places awards nationally in cities such as Dallas and Denver. Nancy teaches and lectures in institutions such as The Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing, China and Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO. She exhibits nationally and internationally with recent exhibitions at The Red Gate Gallery Residency in Beijing, The American Embassy in Belize and The National Gallery in Tbilissi, Georgia. Nancy lives in Old Snowmass, CO with husband, jewelry designer Scott Keating, their dog and cat. She works in studios in Old Snowmass and Denver, CO.