Biography

Born. Only child 1982, Maine, USA. Lives and works in Portland, Maine, USA.

Working through diverse media such as blown glass, video, radio, and 3D printing, Nathan Stevens hastily unpacks the profound and paradoxical that he observes in the making of his identity as a contemporary artist. As he pulls at the frayed edges surrounding one’s self-identity, Nathan’s interdisciplinary practice results in sculptural objects, installations, and performance-based events that formalize instances of miscommunication and displacement- occasionally offering clarity and perspective but more often further obfuscating the obvious. Impossibly wound with postmodern reflexivity, it is this run-in with the shifting boundaries of subjectivity that often result in conceptually entertaining artifacts and abstractions: a shipwrecked pirate radio station searching for survivors, transient bus stops to everywhere, or a very personalized subterranean tunnel from Australia to Bermuda can be found among the debris.

Nathan spent much of his early life between Maine and Georgia, USA followed by a number of years spent in Australia and Germany. Since his first group show in 2005, Nathan’s work has been included in solo, invitational, and juried exhibitions in galleries, museums, and art spaces in Australia, USA, Germany, Mexico, India, Tanzania, Egypt, Japan, and Slovenia. In the USA he has exhibited at venues such as Utah Museum of Fine Arts, UT, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME, and the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR.