EDUCATION
  • M.F.A. candidate in Sculpture, University of Iowa, 2009
  • M.A. in Sculpture, University of Iowa, 2008
  • Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 2007
  • B.F.A. in Applied Fine Arts, Oregon State University, 2005

EMPLOYMENT

2012-Present

University of Iowa, Academic Advisor

2013-

Kirkwood Community College, Adjunct Instructor in Sculpture

2010

Drake University, Visiting Faculty in Art - Sculpture/All Levels

2009-2010

Drake University, Studio Arts Technician

2008-2009

University of Iowa, Teaching Assistant, Instructor for Sculpture I (1/2 time)

2006-2008

University of Iowa, Teaching Assistant, Instructor for Sculpture I (1/4 time)

2004-2005

Oregon State University, Teaching Assistant for Sculpture I and II

2004-2005

Oregon State University Craft Center, Drawing Instructor

2004-2005

Oregon State University Memorial Union, Art Conservation

AWARDS

2009

University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History: Summer Research Fellowship

2006-2009

University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History: Teaching Assistantship (Sculpture I)

2007

Skowhegan Fellowship/ Matching School Fellowship: full tuition at Skowhegan

2006

Iowa Arts Council: Major Artist Grant: ($5,100) to complete a multimedia installation

2005

Art Faculty Award: Graduation with Distinction

2005

Senior "Art Athlete" of the Year Award

2004-2005

Joyce Dickerson Printmaking Scholarship Award

ACTIVITIES

2011

Artists Call for Workers Rights - Iowa City Member

2005-13

Freelance Design and Maintenance of website for sculptor Tom Morandi (tommorandi.com)

2010

Freelance Closed-Caption Video work for Dr. Gail Goldt, Penn State University

2009

“Power Play” Artist Lecture at Drake University

2007

Collaborative public performance, Fresco Barn, Skowhegan campus with Justin Cooper, Christopher Keister, and Eun Hyung Kim

2007

Presented and selected “AfroPunk”, feature documentary, at Skowhegan summer film series.

2007

Collaborative video performance: “In Conversation”, with Justin Cooper

2006-07

Various performances/actions in public spaces using security fence sculptures

2005

Assisted visiting artist, John A Wilson, with multimedia/sound/sculpture installation and removal in West Gallery, Oregon State University

2005

Oregon State University Art Faculty selection for critique with artist, Ann Hamilton

2004-06

Print Exchange Participant: Print Zero Studios exchanges 2,3, and 4 and Cascade Print exchanges 1 and 2

2004-2005

Co-coordinator, Web-Design, and Maintenance for OSU Cascade Print Exchange (cascadeprint.org) and installation of the exhibition in West Gallery, OSU

2004

Assisted visiting artist, Sebastian Mendes, with multimedia/sculpture installation and removal in West Gallery, Oregon State University

1997-2002

Independent concert promotion (international, national, and local acts) and creation/design/maintenance of iowahardcore.com, music scene webpage.  (archived at nathanmorton.com/iowahardcore)


EXHIBITIONS
Juried  

2015

Bits, Pixels, and Practice - Oh My!, New Media Juried Show, Design on Main, Ames, IA February 2015

2010

Iowa Artists 2010 Exhibition, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA. Jurors: Des Moines Art Center Director and Curatorial Staff: Jeff Fleming, Laura Burkhalter, Gilbert Vicario, Amy Worthen

2010

Game Play, Osbourne Gallery, Criss Library, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE Curators: Jody Boyer and Russ Nordman

2008

Re/Act 4th International Digital Media Arts Festival, Heidelberg, Germany. Presented at Kunsthalle-Mannheim. Jury: Michael Bielicky (HfG Karlsruhe, Germany), Nira Pereg (Artist, Israel), Petra Kaiser (ZKM, Germany), Carmen Beckenbach & Wolfram Glatz (re/act team)

2006

60th Juried Exhibition, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA - October 7, 2006 - January 7, 2007 Juror: Valerie Cassel Oliver, Associate Curator, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX

2004

Concourse Gallery, Memorial Union, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR - January-February 2004 Jurors: Oregon State University Faculty

Individual Exhbitions

 

2008

M.F.A. Exhibition: "Arcade Project: Power Play" Studio Arts Porch Gallery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA April 27-May 1, 2009

2008

M.A. Exhibition, Eve Drewelow Gallery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, March 10-14, 2008

2006

Exhibition of "Projection / Inscription : Digital Camo" installation (Iowa Arts Council grant exhibition), Studio 204, Vine Building, Iowa City, IA, May 12 - 18, 2006

Group

 

2011

Elsewhere Exhibition, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA

2010

Future Proof, Marseille Project Gallery, Marseille France / Domashnaja Galereja, Kiev, Ukraine

2010

Artist’s Portraits, Marseille Project Gallery, Marseille, France

2010

Artist’s Portraits, Domashnaja Galereja, Kiev, Ukraine

2009

"Misfits Print Portfolio #2" Curated by Curtis Readel and Michael McGovern - Southern Graphics Conference, Columbia College, Conaway Center, Chicago, IL

2008

"Power and Currency" Show Curated by Natalie Kates, Brooklyn, NY more info TBD

2007

Graduate Sculpture Show, Art Gallery West, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, October 8 – 12, 2007

2007

University of Iowa Sculpture Graduates, CSPS, Cedar Rapids, IA, January, 2007

2006

"Rise Above the Bar: Local Iowa City Artists", The Deadwood, Iowa City, IA, September 28 - 30, 2006 (2nd exhibition of "Projection / Inscription : Digital Camo" installation

2006

Cascade Print Exchange #2 Exhibition, date and location to be announced

2006

Print Zero Studios Print Exchange #4 Exhibition, date and location to be announced

2005

Atrium Gallery, Corvallis, OR, June 10- August 10, 2005

2005

Graduating Seniors Exhibition, Fairbanks Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR - May 31-June 10, 2005

2005

Cascade Print Exhange #1 Exhibition, West Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR - May 30-June 3, 2005

2005

Nathan Morton and Bob Daley, West Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR - May 23-27, 2005

2005

Print Zero Studios Print Exchange #3, Rainbow Bldg Gallery,University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL - May 1-30, 2005

2005

Printmakers, New Morning Bakery, Corvallis, OR - March 2005

2005

Print Zero Studios Print Exhange #3, Blue Door Gallery, Seattle, WA - March 18- April 3, 2005

2005

Advanced Printmakers and Yuji Hiratsuka, Allman Brothers Cafe, Corvallis, OR - January - March 2005

2005

Peavey Hall, Corvallis, OR - Student Work (winter term), January - March 2005

2005

Print Zero Studio Print Exchange #2, ASUW Gallery, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY - January 10-30, 2005

2004

"Soft Emergencies" / Print Zero Studio Print Exchange #2, Viking Union Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA - October 4-29, 2004

2004

Print Zero Studio Print Exchange #2, Blue Door Gallery, Seattle, WA- June 25-27, 2004

2004

Peavey Hall, Corvallis, OR - Student Work (fall term), September - December 2004

2004

Nathan Morton and Bob Daley, West Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR - October 2004

2003

Student Show, Fairbanks Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR - December 2003