Nathan Abels

b. 1980

Nathan Abels is an artist who makes work around themes of deep time, our relationship to technology, what can be considered progress, and the natural world as seen through man-made filters. Past, present and imagery anticipating the future tend to mix-up timelines in his shows – with works referencing the paleolithic, medieval painting and Mars exploration. His works frequently emphasize subtle, often atmospheric elements of the landscape. Nathan received his MFA at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005 and currently lives and works in the Colorado foothills. Early in his art career in Denver, the Denver Post named him the “Emerging Artist of the Year” for 2009 and one of the “12 Best Colorado Artists 35 and Under” in 2011. Since that time, he has had exhibitions at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (2018), The Littleton Museum (2019). His work can be found in the Telfair Art Museum, Savannah, GA; Fort Wayne Art Museum, Ft Wayne, IN; Martin Sanders Investments. New York, NY; First Western Trust Bank, Denver, CO; and at the Savannah College of Art and Design among others.