Area Head, Associate Professor (+ Arts Tech)
PhD, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
MPS, ITP, New York University
BS, Textiles and Apparel, Cornell University
Nathaniel Stern is an experimental installation and video artist, net.artist, printmaker and writer. He has produced and collaborated on projects ranging from interactive and immersive environments, mixed reality art and online interventions, to digital and traditional printmaking, latex and concrete sculpture - often with kinetic parts. He’s won many awards, fellowships, commissions and residencies between South Africa, America, and all over Europe, and his book, Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body as Performance, is due for release in early 2013. Nathaniel holds a design degree from Cornell University, studio-based Masters in art from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (NYU), and written PhD from Trinity College Dublin. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
Nathaniel has held solo exhibitions at the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johnson Museum of Art, Museum of Wisconsin Art, Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, Furtherfield Gallery, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and several commercial and experimental galleries throughout the US, South Africa and Europe. His work has been shown at festivals, galleries and museums internationally, including the Venice Biennale, Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art, International Symposium on Electronic Art, Transmediale, South African National Gallery, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, New Forms Festival, Haggerty Museum, Sasol Art Museum, International Print Center New York, Milwaukee Art Museum, Modern and Contemporary Art Center and Grahamstown National Arts Festival. Public collections include the Johannesburg Art Gallery, The Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media (Cornell University), turbulence.org, Contemporary Irish Art Society, and the Universities of South Africa and the Witwatersrand; he is in private collections all over the world. Recent features on Nathaniel’s work can be seen in the NY Daily News, PBS.org, Time.com, BBC Radio 4, CNET, the Wall Street Journal, the Sunday Guardian and Guardian UK, the Sunday Independent, the Daily Mail, the Mail and Guardian, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Scientific American, Forbes.com, The Huffington Post, NY Arts and Art South Africa magazines, Rhizome.org, Mashable.com, the Leonardo Journal of Art, Science and Technology, and We Make Money Not Art.