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Education

2009      MFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2005      BFA, University of Wisconsin-Stout

 

Solo Exhibitions

2014

“Scraps & Debris” – Lawrence University, Appleton, WI (upcoming)

“Displayed” – Morton College, Cicero, IL (upcoming)

2013

“Figure Out” – saki, Chicago, IL

“Perfect Timing” – Comfort Station, Chicago, IL

“Little Victories” – Kawaura Art Space, Amakusa, Japan

2012

“Frame of Mind” – Doppelganger, Chicago, IL

“What happens next?” – Offwhite, Chicago, IL

2011

“Lovesick” – Robert Bills Contemporary, Chicago, IL

2010

“Transitions” – Madison Public Library, Madison, WI

2009

“Love, Lust & Sex” – 7th Floor Gallery, UW-Madison

2008

“A Celebration of the Pathetic” – The Project Lodge, Madison, WI

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014

“Trip Hazard” – Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, Chicago, IL

2013

“Monuments & Ruins” – Frogman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012

“Visionary Ball Auction” – Intuit, Chicago, IL

“6th Annual Disjecta Auction” – Disjecta, Portland, OR

2011

“Open Studio Extravaganza” – Doppelganger, Chicago, IL

“My own worst enemy” – Milwaukee Ave Arts Festival, Chicago, IL

“Double Trouble” (2-person show) – The Milk Factory, Chicago, IL

“The Artist Book Show” – The Paper Crane, Chicago, IL

“Exploding Faces, Confining Spaces” – Robert Bills Contemporary

“Out of the Woodwork” – OhNo!Doom Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010

“The Milk Factory Gallery Kick-Off Exhibition” – The Milk Factory, Chicago, IL

“Beefcake” – Common Wealth Gallery, Madison, WI

“Wordplay,” (invited artist) – Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

“Arts West 31” – L.E. Phillips Public Library, Eau Claire, WI

“Drawing Discourse” – S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, UNC-Asheville

2009

“81st Annual Student Art Show” – Wisconsin Union Galleries, UW-Madison

“Madison MFA Show” – Gail Floether Steinhilber Art Gallery, UW-Oshkosh

2008

“In Cahoots” – Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI

“Interior” – 7th Floor Gallery, UW-Madison

“2D” – The Project Lodge, Madison, WI

2006

“Paper Work” – 734 Gallery, Madison, WI & Shotgun House, Portland, OR

 

Publications

2013       RADIO RADIO, Baltimore Zine Project, curated by Derrick Buisch

2011       MISC Magazine, Winter 2011

Studio Visit Magazine, Vol. 15

2010      New American Paintings, No. 89, Midwest Edition

The Madison Review, Spring 2010 Issue

2008      Pink Factory, Baltimore Zine Project, curated by Derrick Buisch

2007      Chop Shop, Baltimore Zine Project, curated by Derrick Buisch

2005      Prometheus, 2005 – juried publication of student art and creative writing, UW-Stout

Press

2013       THS Art – Talking Art interview

http://thsart.com/artist/talking-art-with-nathan-vernau/

 

2012       The 22 Magazine, Vol 3

http://the22magazine.com/Pages/index.html

 

2011       ArtLog, “Reaching out and freaking out,” by AJ Aronstein

http://artlog.com/posts/188-nathan-vernau-reaching-out-and

 

Sixty Inches from Center, “Sitting down with Nathan Vernau,” by Zachary Johnson

http://sixtyinchesfromcenter.org/archive/?p=10493

 

The Tasty Spoonful, “Grasping for one another: Artist Nathan Vernau,” by AJ Aronstein

http://tastyspoonful.blogspot.com/2011/06/grasping-for-one-another-artist-nathan.html

 

Chicago Tribune, “Trio’s balance redefines group show,” by Lauren Viera

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-02-25/entertainment/ct-ott-0225-galleries-review-20110225_1_paper-bag-redefines-portraits

 

ArtSlant, “A matter of time,” by Joel Kuennen

http://www.artslant.com/chi/articles/show/21726

 

2010      The Paper Crane website interview,

http://thepapercrane.com/2010/11/05/nathan-vernau/

 

Fill in the Blank Gallery Website interview,

http://www.fillintheblankgallery.com/interviews/2010/10/3/nathan-vernau.html

 

Artist a Day Website selection,

http://www.artistaday.com/?p=7302

 

2009      Juxtapoz Online Reader Art selection,

http://www.juxtapoz.com/Reader-Art/reader-art-nathan-vernau

 

The Drawing Center – Online Viewing Program,

www.drawingcenter.org/viewingprogram/index.cfm

 

Awards

2009

Best in Show, 81st Annual Student Art Show, Union Galleries, UW-Madison

Purchase Award, 81st Annual Student Art Show, Union Galleries, UW-Madison

 

Collections

Union Gallery Permanent Collection, UW-Madison

Private Collections, Chicago, IL

Private Collections, Madison, WI

Private Collection, Houston, TX

 

Speaking

2013       Gallery Talk, Comfort Station, Chicago, IL

Emerging Artist Lecture, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

2012       Visiting Artist, University of Illinois at Chicago

2011       Visiting Artist, University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan

Visiting Artist, University of Illinois at Chicago

2008      Art Colloquium, UW-Madison

2006      Art Colloquium, UW-Madison