2016 – 2023
“More universal conversations or topics, terms or phrases.
Like memory, presence, working class, space or the spatial, reflection, etc. These things are categorical but also specific… ”
-Nathaniel Donnett (2/19/2019)
Nathaniel Donnett was born/lives and works in Houston, TX. Received his BA from Texas Southern University and MFA from Yale University. His interdisciplinary practice shapes and holds open spaces of phenomenological and metaphysical significance. Utilizing sourced and reclaimed objects, Donnett approaches ideas of materiality through Black aesthetic traditions and strategies of lived experiences. Award include, 2022 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and a Deans Critical Practice Research Grant and Art and Social Justice Initiative Grant, both from Yale (2020). Exhibitions include, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, AK; the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, VA; Project Row Houses, TX; The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, VA; The American Museum, D.C.; The University Museum,TX, The Kemper Contemporary Arts Museum, MO; Contemporary Arts Museum, TX; and the New Museum, NY.