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2009      MFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2005      BFA, University of Wisconsin-Stout


Solo Exhibitions


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

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


“Figure Out” – saki, Chicago, IL

“Perfect Timing” – Comfort Station, Chicago, IL

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


“Frame of Mind” – Doppelganger, Chicago, IL

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


“Lovesick” – Robert Bills Contemporary, Chicago, IL


“Transitions” – Madison Public Library, Madison, WI


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


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


Selected Group Exhibitions


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


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


“Visionary Ball Auction” – Intuit, Chicago, IL

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


“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


“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


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

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


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

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

“2D” – The Project Lodge, Madison, WI


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



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


2013       THS Art – Talking Art interview


2012       The 22 Magazine, Vol 3


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


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


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


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


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


2010      The Paper Crane website interview,


Fill in the Blank Gallery Website interview,


Artist a Day Website selection,


2009      Juxtapoz Online Reader Art selection,


The Drawing Center – Online Viewing Program,




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

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



Union Gallery Permanent Collection, UW-Madison

Private Collections, Chicago, IL

Private Collections, Madison, WI

Private Collection, Houston, TX



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