Nancy Mitchnic (b. 1947, Detroit) lives and works in Detroit. She graduated with a BFA from Wayne State University. She was a full-time faculty at the California Institute of the Arts for a decade, and more recently, Rudolph Arnheim Lecturer on Studio Arts at Harvard University. Nancy Mitchnick has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Pollock Rasner Foundation Grant, and a National Endowment for the Arts award as well as the Phi Beta Kapa Teaching Award, at Harvard College. Mitchnick was part of Detroit's Cass Corridor movement and has shown internationally in both solo and group exhibitions.