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Nate Lewis

Nate Lewis is a multidisciplinary artist recognized for his intricate works on paper. He combines elements of photography, printmaking, sculpture and drawing. He sculpts patterns on paper that appear as soundwaves, currents, cellular patterns, or naturally occurring phenomena. He extends his work through video and sound.

In 2008, Lewis graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University. He practiced critical care nursing  for nine years. In 2010, while working as an  Intensive Care unit nurse at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Lewis, a self taught artist, started drawing for the first time. His initial works with paper utilized EKG rhythms.  

Lewis has been awarded residencies at Pioneer Works, Dieu Donne, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Art on the Vine, Fountainhead. He was the 2023 Art Hx artist in residence at Princeton University. His work has been exhibited at Fridman Gallery, Lehmann Maupin, David Kordansky, Rachel Uffner, Vielmetter, Ziddoun Bossuyt, The Studio Museum of Harlem, The California African American Museum, The Blanton Museum at the University of Austin Texas, The Cantor Museum at the University of Stanford, Baltimore Museum of Art, The Yale Center for British Art, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services’ Men of Change: Power, Triumph,Truth touring exhibit, among others.

His work is in the public collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art, 21C Museum Hotels, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, the Brooklyn Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Wellin Museum of Art, the Blanton Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Art among others. He has lectured at the Phillips Collection, Princeton University, and Yale University, as part of Claudia Rankin’s Racial Imaginary Institute among others.