Nathan Vernau
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Illustrator, Art Enthusiast
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i am an artist from wisconsin, currently transitioning from graduate school into reality.
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Artist Statement 2013


Artist Statement

There are quite a few symbols I have been using repeatedly for the last few years. Among them: cinder blocks, letters (envelopes), balloons, picture frames, and hearts. I don’t like to define too much what these objects mean to me, because in many cases people can figure that out for themselves. While they may have a specific personal meaning, that information is not readily available to the viewer. However, the viewer reacts to these objects and what…


Posted on February 6, 2013 at 1:06am


Nathan Vernau       




2009     MFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2005     BFA, University of Wisconsin-Stout


Solo Exhibitions

2013       “Little Victories” -  Kawaura Art Space, Amakusa, Japan

2012       “Frame of Mind” -  Doppelganger, Chicago, IL

“What happens…


Posted on February 6, 2013 at 12:30am

an artist statement

The need to communicate is important. Being heavily influenced by comic books and the stories I read as a child, the idea of sequence and narrative has become essential to my drawings. By animating my body language, using symbols, and adding text I create a visual conversation with the viewer and myself. The words, phrases, or lyrics that appear offer multiple interpretations and double meanings that signify an inability to effectively communicate with…

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 10:13pm

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At 4:41pm on April 3, 2013, Jon Nazareth said…

Hi Nathan, 

My name is Jon Nazareth  and I work for Brooklyn Art Project. Your work has been featured this month on our FB page. Check it out and share it with your friends! 

(I am a real person and this is not a virus!)



At 12:00pm on March 22, 2013, Jon Nazareth said…
Dude, your work is really beautiful.
At 8:22am on April 8, 2010, Janey_Godley said…
Nathan, Many Happy Returns and wishing you all the best on your Birthday, From Janey Godley

At 7:55am on January 26, 2010, pawa bernal said…
The first number of Multiple Paralysis is ready!! I leave you the link:
Next number will be special just traditional techniques if you like you can send your art work
deadline will be 28 February 2010


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