Residency Period: June 2012
Nathan Green was born in 1980 in Houston, TX and received his BFA in 2004 from the University of Texas at Austin. He helped co-direct Camp Fig Gallery from 2004 until it’s closing in 2006 and is a founding member and partner of Okay Mountain. Nathan has most recently shown his work at Art Palace Gallery in Houston, TX, the Austin Museum of Art and the Texas Biennial in Austin, TX, Richland College in Dallas, and LVL3 in Chicago, IL. Nathan has also recently participated in Artist In Residence programs in Connecticut, New York, Vermont, Michigan, and Illinois and was a visiting artist at the University of Montana and Texas State University. As a founding member of the Okay Mountain Collective, Nathan has recently presented new works at Freight & Volume, New York; Prospect 1.5 New Orleans, University of Houston's Blaffer Gallery and the McNay Museum in San Antonio, TX and Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.
My work can best be described as a search for the ecstatic. Generally my practice is extremely intuitive, as I often freely shift between different modes of painting and building. I always attempt to approach my work with a sense of playfulness, experimentation, and, above all, curiosity. Formally, I am interested in the interaction that occurs when the tropes of modern abstraction are combined with contemporary craft techniques, as well as common construction and building methods. I have become extremely interested in skewing and subverting traditional exhibition techniques, and by extension, the expectations that they hold. By using completed singular works as raw materials for larger conglomerates, I now think of each finished work simply as a module for another form. I treat my body of work as a cast of characters that have the potential to interact with one another in countless ways.