Nathan Britko

Nathan has always had a love for creating art and building with his hands. It all stems back to growing up watching artist work at Naravisa Press and his constant visual simulation through travel, experiments, and nature. Nathan has traveled and lived in many unique place. He now resides in Ocean City, MD.


Artist Statement

: stop sign, cloths line, arugula leaves, sidewalk chalk drawing :

I approach my work with “minimal” ideals focusing on color and shape relationships. I use found objects, cloth, string, house paint , metal and allow these items to be what they are and try not to manipulate them. I want the cloth to show frays, the paint to be fluid and drip and brush strokes to show. I find great beauty in a perfect square painted with flaws in contrast to a loose string in motion due to gravity and air movements. I reference color and shapes from daily life however the reference is only for experiment, never for representation.

Education
2003 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Combine Media - Painting and Printmaking, Cum Laude, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Scholarship and Awards
2002-2003 Faculty Selection of Outstanding BFA Student
2001-2003 School of Fine Arts Achievement Scholarship
2001 Kingan Scholarship

Exhibitions
2011 1+1=6 Art Show, PunkRockFish Studio, West Ocean City MD
2011 Tom Larson Project, Tough Luck Studio, Lewes DE
2011 8x10 Group Show, PunkRockFish Studio, West Ocean City MD
2010 "The Sound Metal Makes" Group Show, PunkRockFish Studio, West Ocean City MD
2010 39thSt Art Show, PunkRockFish Studio, West Ocean City MD
2003 B.F.A Exhibition, Joesoph Gross Gallery, Tucson AZ
2003 A Hundred Days Off, Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson AZ
2003 The 700th Window, Art One Gallery, Scottsdale AZ
2003 Arizona Room, Mesa Arts Center Mesa AZ
2003 Mimesis 9, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson AZ
2002 Grade *A* Select, Faculty Selections of Outstanding BFA Students, Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2002 Mimesis 8, Gallery Four Ten, Tucson AZ
2001 Visual Communications, Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson, AZ