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Nate Lowman

Born in 1979 in Las Vegas, Nevada, he grew up in Idyllwild, California, a town in the mountains above Palm Springs, where his father ran a nonprofit art school.

About his work , the artist says: “A lot of the images I use are already out there in the public or in the news. I just steal them or photograph them or repaint them, so they’ve already been talked about, already been consumed. I’m just reopening them to get at their second, third, or fourth meanings. It really comes down to language. I feel like the biggest failure of humans is miscommunication. We can’t communicate with each other-we can fight, we can kill, we can do those things well. Language is the most beautiful and destructive thing because it allows you to express yourself, but it totally confuses everything.” (Interview Magazine)

New York University, New York, NY, Bachelor of Art in Art, 2001
He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Selected Exhibitions:
2006 ‘Down by Law’, organized by the Wrong Gallery for the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
‘Axis of Praxis: Nate Lowman’, Midway Contemporary Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (solo)
‘Slow Burn’, Galerie Edward Mitterand, Geneva, Switzerland
2005 ‘The End And Other American Pastimes’, Maccarone Inc., New York, NY (solo)
‘Uncertain States of America,’ Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway
‘Greater New York’, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
‘Bridge Freezes Before Road’, Gladstone Gallery, New York
2004 ‘I Love Music’, Creative Growth, Oakland, CA
2003 ‘A Matter of Facts’, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
‘Summer Program’, apexart, New York, NY

Sources include:
Leo Fitzpatrick interview with the artist: