Nathan Bennett received a BFA in Sculpture and Painting from Miami University and a MFA in sculpture from Cornell University. Mr. Bennett recently participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program, the Triangle Arts Fellowship and the Edward Albee Residency. After his graduate studies he was awarded a Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) fellowship to pursue a year of independent study in Berlin, Germany. He was hosted at the Universität der Künste with Rebecca Horn acting as his advisor. His DAAD research project examined the pragmatic applications of Joseph Kosuth’s term, ’anthropologized art,’ within a German context.
He has been a resident at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Program, and participated in the Bronx Museum’s AIM Program. Recently Mr. Bennett participated in the Artist-in-Residence Program at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, mentor artist was Jonathan Horowitz. His awards include a CCA Individual Artist Grant, Miami University Summer Scholars Fellowship and a National Woodcarvers Association Scholarship.
His work has been exhibited nationally including The Bronx Museum, Momenta Art and PS122 gallery in New York City, The West Collection, The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art in California, Dayton Art Institute in Ohio, Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania, Illinois Central College, Earlville Opera House in Upstate New York, Lincoln Center in Colorado, Howard County Arts Council in Maryland and Chadron State College in Nebraska. Mr. Bennett’s interests include philosophy, psychoanalysis, and anthropology -social theory as strategies that confront the limitations of history and culture production.