Nancy Floyd is an artist whose exhibition record includes shows in the United States, Japan and Europe, with eighteen solo exhibitions and over seventy group shows. Her work has been published in the journal Contact Sheet, as well as in the books Game Face, Pregnant Pictures, Heart Shots, Gun Women, Real Knockouts, Bombensicher: Atomic Photographers Guild and A Different War: Vietnam in Art. Floyd's first book, She's Got a Gun, was published in 2008 by Temple University Press. The book is part history of American gun women, part memoir of her Texas childhood and the loss of her brother, and a picture book with 150 historical images of women with guns, 35 of which were taken by Floyd.
Floyd received her BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MA from Columbia College Chicago, and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. She has received numerous awards including a 2002 Artist Project Grant from the City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs, and artist/writing residencies at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, GA; Light Work, NY; and The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency, CA; and Anderson Ranch, CO. Floyd was raised in League City, Texas and currently makes her home in Atlanta, where she serves as a Professor of Photography in the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University.