Through collages, paintings and prints, Nate Lowman takes a satirical and humorous approach on art appropriation with a Pop aesthetic. Using a wide variety of images ranging from smiley faces to pine tree air fresheners, Lowman reinterprets traditional themes in art history, pop culture, consumerism and current events, drawing in on instances of violence and political unrest.
The artist was born in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1979 and received his BS at New York University in 2001. Lowman made his debut in the New York art scene in the early 2000s alongside his friends Dan Colen, Ryan McGinley and the late Dash Snow. Lowman has had solo exhibitions at noted galleries such as Maccarone gallery (New York), Carlson Gallery (London) and the Hydra Workshop (Greece) along with many others. Institutions including the Guggenheim Museum (New York), Whitney Museum of American Art (New York) and Moderna Museet (Malmö, Sweden) hold his work in their collections.