Born in 1978, Durango, CO, US
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, US
M.F.A., University of California, Los Angeles, CA, US
B.F.A., Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, US
With iconoclastic fervor, sculptor Nathan Mabry melds antiquity with the contemporary, producing works in wood, plaster, and clay that satirize both ethnographic art and its modernist derivatives. Invoking pre-Columbian artifacts, early modernist sculpture, pop culture, Minimalism, and a plethora of other references, Mabry samples and appropriates in order to question the narratives of progress that frame the history of Western art, and to interrogate the values and meanings of his sources.