Born in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, Nancy attended the University of Washington where she earned a BFA in Printmaking in 1974. Mee spent the year of 1972 at Atelier 17, the studio of S.W. Hayter, where she studied his technique of multicolored etching.
In her last year at the University of Washington, she met Dennis Evans whom she married in 1980. Her artist in residency at the Pilchuck School in 1984 had a profound impact on her work. It is there where she experimented with fusing and slumping glass, which opened up tremendous possibilities for new forms and a larger scale.
The only vestiges of her printmaking background that can be found in Mee's work are her innovative use of photographic images. In 1994, Mee was invited as one of seven international artists to the Center for Contemporary Art in Beychevelle, Bordeaux, France, where she was asked to create a body of work using Justice as a theme. This work was then fabricated at her studio in Seattle and shown at Chateau Beychevelle the following year.
Mee's sculptures incorporate a variety of materials, including glass, welded and forged steel, bronze, stone and photography. She is shown commercially in several galleries in the United States and is also represented in many public and private collections, nationally and internationally.