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Nathaniel Stern

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Nathaniel Stern (USA / South Africa) is an experimental installation and video artist, net.artist, printmaker and writer. He has produced and collaborated on projects ranging from interactive and immersive environments, mixed reality art and multimedia physical theater performances, to digital and traditional printmaking, latex and concrete sculpture. He has won many awards, fellowships, commissions and residencies between South Africa, America, and all over Europe. Nathaniel holds a design degree from Cornell University, studio-based Masters in art from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (NYU), and research PhD from Trinity College Dublin. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

Nathaniel has held solo exhibitions at the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johnson Museum of Art, Museum of Wisconsin Art, Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and several commercial and experimental galleries throughout the US, South Africa and Europe. His work has been shown at festivals, galleries and museums internationally, including the Venice Biennale, Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art, International Symposium for Electronic Art, Transmediale, South African National Gallery, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, New Forms Festival, Haggerty Museum, Sasol Art Museum, International Print Center New York, Milwaukee Art Museum, Modern and Contemporary Art Center and Grahamstown National Arts Festival. Public collections include the Johannesburg Art Gallery, The Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media (Cornell University),, Contemporary Irish Art Society, and the Universities of South Africa and the Witwatersrand; he is in private collections all over the world. Recent features on Nathaniel and his work can be seen in the Leonardo Journal of Art, Science and Technology, The Huffington Post, NY Arts and Art South Africa magazines,,, the Wall Street Journal, We Make Money Not Art, the Sunday Guardian and Guardian UK, Sunday Independent, the Mail and Guardian, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.


“Awkward artist and teacher who likes awkward art and students.”