Biography

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

Observing the edges that surround self-identity Nathan Stevens creates an interdisciplinary practice that includes sculptural objects, audio/video installations, and performance-based events. Working through diverse media such as blown glass, video, radio, and 3D printing, Nathan carefully unpacks the profound and paradoxical that he’s discovered in the making of a contemporary artist. The outcomes of his exploration become formal artifacts of miscommunication and displacement; a place where subjective spaces can quickly erode to reveal relational currents. It is this run-in with the shifting boundaries of subjectivity that often result in conceptually entertaining abstractions: a shipwrecked pirate radio station searching for survivors, transient bus stops to everywhere, or a 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.