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 the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Fountainhead, Pioneer Works and Dieu Donne. Lewis’ work is in the public collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Carnegie Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Blanton Museum of Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Grinnell College Museum of Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Kadist Foundation, 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.
September 26, 2022
New Art Examiner
June 18, 2020
April 20, 2020
April 4, 2020
The New York Times
March 19, 2020
February 28, 2020
February 11, 2020
February 4, 2020
January 30, 2020
November 7, 2019
September 28, 2018
Bedford + Bowery
July 24, 2018
Order the Latent Tapestries catalog
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.