Jerri Allyn / Nancy Angelo
Jerri Allyn received an MA in Art and Community from Goddard College, Vermont. She also attended The Feminist Studio Workshop at The Women’s Building: A Public Center for Women’s Culture.
Allyn worked within the Feminist Art Movement, which strives to raise issues, invite dialogue and ultimately transform culture. She is best known as a founding member of “The Waitresses” (the performance art group) and “Sisters of Survival”, both of which were exhibited internationally.
She creates interactive installations and performance art events for site-oriented spaces that become a part of public life, building connections between various audiences and the art world. Most of her work is in a narrative or storytelling form and deals with communication theory. In allegiance to no particular medium, she uses the most appropriate form, depending on the ideas and intentions of a piece, working extensively in site-oriented public performance and installation art; audio, video and billboards; artists books, graphic multiples and page art.
Nancy Angelo is a PH.D. is an organizational psychologist who has worked extensively with arts organizations. Formerly a video and performance artist, Dr. Angelo’s work is distributed by the Video Data Bank of the Chicago Art Institute. A considerable part of her practice involves helping organizations set strategic direction and manage conflict constructively. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and can be reached at NANGELO@AOL.COM.
-National Endowment of the Arts
Working in video and performance, from 1976-80 Nancy Angelo was a member of Sisters of Survival, a performance group that “used the nun image symbolically”, and a member of the Feminist Art Workers, along with Vanalyne Green, Cheri Caulke, and Laurel Klick.
Link to Jerri Allyn and Nancy Angelo’s performance as part of Public Spirit is
Sisters of Survival- Otis College
Sisters of Survival