Nathan Sharratt

Nathan Sharratt

Atlanta, GA, United States

About Nathan Sharratt

I use a blend of computer-assisted production methods with traditional art-making tools. Pen plotters, 3D scanners, 3D printers, and CNC routers work alongside brushes and paper as tools for me to explore themes of identity, selfhood, and changing cultural mores in an age of digital production and consumption.

Bio: Nathan spent over a decade working in the commercial art and tech-media industries in New York City during the dot-com boom and bust, where he amassed a heap of technical skills and witnessed firsthand the effects of technology, mass media, and consumerism on discourse and cultural growth. He studied film at Pratt Institute, animation at the School of Visual Arts, and received his BFA in sculpture with a minor in animation from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2011. He received an MFA in 2016 from the Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University, where he was a Dean’s Fellow, a Student Innovation Fellow, and recipient of the Chandler Award. He has exhibited at the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, the Zuckerman Museum of Art, and the Atlanta Contemporary, among others. His first solo exhibition, Come Inside. Me., was curated by Dashboard and received several critical awards. He was named an Artist To Watch in 2013 by The Atlantan, and received a 2015 Best Of Nashville award for his performance of Be My Blood Brother at Seed Space. He is a Hambidge and Vermont Studio Center Fellow, a 2012 visiting artist for the Center for Chemical Evolution, a 2013-2014 Walthall Fellow, and was selected for the Studio Artist Program at the Atlanta Contemporary. His work is in the permanent collection of the High Museum of Art and other private collections

Education

• Welch School of Art & Design, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. Chandler Award, Student Innovation Fellow, Dean's Fellow.
MFA 2016

• Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), Atlanta, GA BFA 2011
Major: Sculpture

• School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York, NY 2007-2008
Major: Computer Art, Animation & Special Effects

• Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Major: Film; Animation 1996-1997

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
2016
#buynathansharratt: A Requirement of the Masters of Fine Arts Degree of Georgia State University; Welch Gallery/social media

2012
Come Inside. Me.; Solo Exhibition, Dashboard Co-Op; Atlanta, GA, July

Group Exhibitions
2014
In Translation: Jonathan Bouknight, Ben Schonberger, Nathan Sharratt;
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; Atlanta, GA, Opens January 10, 2014
Walthall Fellowship Exhibition; Zuckerman Museum of Art; Atlanta, GA, April - July 2014

2013
Studio Apprentices: Working Artist Project 2011/2012; MOCA GA; Atlanta, GA, November 16, 2013-January 18, 2014
Drawing Inside The Perimeter; High Museum of Art; Atlanta, GA, June-September
SeeThrough: 7 Minutes In Heaven, Performance Installation commissioned by PushPush Theater; Erikson Clock; Atlanta, GA, March
75 Blue Doors Project; Public Art Installations, Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta; Atlanta, GA, April
Art Papers Auction; Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery; Atlanta, GA, February

2012
Illuminate; Kai Lin Art; Atlanta, GA, December-January 25, 2013
Alchemy; Beep Beep Gallery; Atlanta, GA, December
Crusade For Collecting; Jennifer Schwartz Gallery popup at High Museum courtyard; Atlanta, GA, November
Pop! ; Kai Lin Art; Atlanta, GA, July-September
Talent Loves Company; Barbara Archer Gallery; Atlanta, GA, June-August
Pangea; Beep Beep Gallery; Atlanta, GA, January