Born 1980, Rhode Island


MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

BA, summa cum laude, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Solo Exhibitions

Paintings, Devening Projects, Chicago, IL

No One’s Things, Magenta Plains, New York, NY

Discrete Pieces, Launch F18, New York, NY

Outer Air, Feature Inc., New York
The Sensible Range, Devening Projects, Chicago, IL

De Facto, Devening Projects, Chicago, IL
Civil Twilight, Feature Inc., New York, NY
Civil Twilight, TWIG, Brussels, BE

Pseudorandom, Denler Gallery, Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN
Wash, Gift Shop Project Space, Chicago, IL

12 x 12 series: Nathaniel Robinson, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Group Exhibitions

MPSTN, Fox River Grove, IL
Energy In All Directions, The Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Independent NY, Magenta Plains, New York, NY

Rival Exchange, ADDS DONNA, Chicago, IL
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY
ZENTRIFIED! Curated by Ken Johnson, Thomas Park Gallery, New York, NY

Chrome Green curated by James Kao and Laura Mackin, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Now Forever, Basilica, Hudson, NY

Let's Go Let Go: In Memoriam Hudson, 33 Orchard, New York, NY

No Name, On Stellar Rays, New York, NY
Green Flower Street, Tatiana Kourochkina Gallery, Istanbul, TU

Punt, Feature Inc., New York, NY
Upstream, Video Art Program, NADA Hudson, Hudson, NY
Creature from the Blue Lagoon, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
I Surrender, Devening Projects, Chicago, IL
If Loss Could Weigh, TCB art inc., Melbourne, AU
Color: Fully Engaged, A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
I Am Not Monogamous, I Heart Poetry, Feature Inc., New York, NY
We Regret to Inform You There Is Currently No Space or Place for Abstract Painting, Martos Gallery, New York, NY

Quarterly Site #4: Registers, LVL3, Chicago, IL
Gravity Matters and Shadowy Folds, dok25a, Dusseldorf, DE
Looking Back: The Fifth White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York, NY

Skulture, Feature Inc., New York, NY
Little Triggers, Devening Projects, Chicago, IL
All My Friends are Dead, Maerzgalerie, Leipzig, DE

Paper Love, Devening Projects, Chicago, IL
Action.Stop.Action, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

Hope, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
Four Ways to Tell a Story, Eli Marsh Gallery, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

A Sense of Place: Emerging Chicago Sculpture, The Lobby Gallery, Chicago, IL
Lookers, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
Drawn to Drawing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Peridolia, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
Infrathin, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
Infrathin, portable exhibition curated by Dan Devening, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

Body of Work, Gallery Agniel, Providence, RI

Form and Color, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI

Grants and Awards 

2019  American Academy of Arts & Letters Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts Purchase Prize

2015-16  Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors grant 

2003–05  Jacob Javits Fellow

2002  Athanasios Demetrios Skouras Prize, Amherst College


Grabner, Michelle. "Nathaniel Robinson: Devening Projects." Artforum, May 2019.

Yau, John. “Nathaniel Robinson Questions America's Feckless Policies, Hyperallergic, 27 May 
Heinrich, Will. “Nathaniel Robinson and Alex Kwartler,” New York Times, 13 June

Johnson, Ken. “Nathaniel Robinson: ‘Discrete Pieces,’” New York Times, 1 January
Helmke, Juliet. “Nathaniel Robinson,” Modern Painters, April 2016

Dluzin, Robin. “Nathaniel Robinson: ‘The Sensible Range’ at Devening projects + Editions,” Art Ltd., January 2014

Saltz, Jerry. Critic’s Pick, New York Magazine, 3 February
Schmerler, Sarah. Review, Art in America, May
Johnson, Ken. “Nathaniel Robinson: ‘Outer Air,’” New York Times, 17 January

Sutton, Ben. “Martos Gallery Makes for the Hamptons,”, 3 August 

Kastner, Jeffrey. Review, Artforum, November 2010, 262–63
Massara, Kathleen. “Trash Talks Back”, The L Magazine, 15 September
Johnson, Ken. Review, New York Times, 10 September 2010 

Pesanti, Heather, “The Moon Has a Face like the Clock in the Hall,” exhibition essay, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Wilk, Deborah, “Studio City,” Chicago Magazine

Public Collections

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
The Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
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