Born in Beaver Falls, PA (1985). Lives and works in New York City.


Nate Lewis explores history through patterns, textures, and rhythm, creating meditations of celebration and lamentations.


He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from VCU, and practiced critical-care nursing in DC-area hospitals for nine years. Lewis’ first artistic pursuit was playing the violin in 2008, followed by drawing in 2010. Since 2017 he has lived and worked in New York City.


Lewis’ work has been exhibited at the California African American Museum; The Studio Museum in Harlem; The Yale Center for British Art; 21c Museum Hotels; with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services.


Past residencies include Pioneer Works and Dieu Donne. Lewis’ work is in the public collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Grinnell College Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Kadist, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Austin at Texas, and 21c Museum Hotels. He has lectured at Yale University as part of Claudia Rankine’s Racial Imaginary Institute, the Yale Center for British Art, and Paris Photo.

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Fridman Gallery is pleased to publish Latent Tapestries on the occasion of Nate Lewis' first solo exhibition in New York. Featuring full color plates and an introductory essay by cultural anthropologist and curator Niama Safia Sandy. 


Nate Lewis in conversation at Paris Photo 2019

Nate Lewis speaks with Osei Bonsu, Curator of International Art (Tate Modern) at Paris Photo.

Video courtesy Paris Photo.