Born and raised outside of Pittsburgh in the townof Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, currently living and working between NYC and DC NateLewis explores history through patterns, textures, and rhythm, creatingmeditations of celebration and lamentations. He earned a Bachelor’s degree inNursing from VCU, and practiced critical-care nursing in DC-area hospitals fornine 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 YorkCity. Interested in the unseen, his work is driven by empathy, and the desireto understand nuanced points of view. By altering photographs, Lewis aims tochallenge people’s perspectives on race and history through distortion andillusion, treating paper like an organism itself, he sculpts patterns akin tocellular tissue and anatomical elements, allowing hidden histories and patternsto be uncovered from the photographs. Lewis approaches subjects and imageryfrom a diagnostic place with the idea of utilizing diagnostic lenses andcontrast dyes. Lewis’ work has been exhibited in Plumb Line: Charles Whiteand the Contemporary at The California African American Museum, The StudioMuseum in Harlem, The Yale Center for British Art, 21c Museum Hotels,The ArmoryShow, Paris Photo, Expo Chicago, Art Untitled Miami Beach, and is currentlyin Men of Change: Power, Triumph, Truth, touring with the SmithsonianInstitution Traveling Exhibition Services.

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