NATHAN DANILOWICZ (b. 1980 Pennsylvania, USA) received an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2007, and a BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 2002. he has worked in a variety of media to explore ritual, mortality, sci-fi shamanism, fractured psyches, and the liminal space between darkness and understanding.
A MacDowell Fellow (2008), he has exhibited nationally and internationally. Solo exhibitions include Raid Projects (2013), Latned Atsär in Los Angeles (2011), Crisp London/Los Angeles (2008 and 2009/2010) and the H. Lewis Gallery in Baltimore (2004). His numerous group exhibitions include shows the Hammer Museum, Torrance Art Museum, Cal State University's Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, The Santa Monica Museum of Art, Blum & Poe, Cirrus Gallery, Telic Arts Exchange, Eighth Veil, 533 Gallery, Bonelli Contemporary, Groundspace Project, Machine Projects, Armory (Pasadena), Art Platform, and Art LA Contemporary in Los Angeles; Locust Projects and TwentyTwenty Projects in Miami; OK By Gallery and the Zoo Art Fair in London; EYEHEART, and Lcoal Project in New York City; Max Lust gallery in Vienna; Maryland Art Place, and Galerie Françoise E.S.F in Baltimore; The Green Gallery East in Milwaukee; Queen's Nails Annex at the Waypoint in Marfa, TX; and The Luggage Store gallery in San Francisco. He has written for artUS magazine, and his work has appeared in TimeOut London, Miami New Times, The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore's City Paper, DIAGRAM, Penny Ante, PRISM Index, Beautiful Decay, and New American Paintings.
While at UCLA, Danilowicz studied New Genres under Chris Burden, Jennifer Bolande, Andrea Fraser, Donn Suggs, Lari Pittman, Charles Ray, Mary Kelly, Jeffrey Vallance, and John Baldessari. While at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, he studied art history and theory under T.J. Demos as well as poetry under John Yau. In the past, he has worked as a studio assistant for Jason Rhoades and later for Mike Kelley. He has also collaborated on text/image projects with writer and theorist Lawrence Rickels as well as fiction writer and translator Brian Evenson.
Awards & Recognitions
- 2013- IMPRINT, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD.
- 2009- John D. and Catherine T. MacArther Travel Grant.
- 2008- MacDowell Colony Fellow, Peterborough, NH.
- 2008- Leon Levy Foundation Grant.
- 2004, 2006- UCLA University Fellowship.
- 2001- Francis B. Harvey Scholarship.
- 2000- Seymour Mandelbaum Scholarship.