Nate Burbeck - Self portrait (detail)

Nate Burbeck

United States 1987

Nate Burbeck
Nate Burbeck
United States
December 11, 2015
Ok, I know it's so damn corny to quote somebody just to describe yourself, let alone Confucius, but this quote says all about my relationship with Widewalls, so forgive me for doing this: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Am I forgiven?

Nate Burbeck is an American artist, best known for his large panoramic landscapes based on a photography the artist takes while traveling the U.S.

Dell Road

Nate Burbeck - Dell Road
Nate Burbeck – Dell Road

Burbeck was born in 1987 in Minneapolis. He earned his BA at Saint John’s University and continued his artistic education at the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2009. Nate was one of the Ten Artists to Watch in 2013, according to Walker Art Center.

Burbeck’s paintings of a landscapes he sees while traveling are characterized by the always lingering perception of reality question. While exploring atmosphere of a dream-like state, this artist leaves his viewers with a feeling of watching directly at one frozen moment in time. His work throws a light on the American society and its social landscape in the context of contemporary culture.

Fort Dodge

Nate Burbeck - Fort Dodge
Nate Burbeck – Fort Dodge

As the artist points out, there is no point in looking for some strong or central message in each artwork. What interests him more is to capture a certain mood or even touch some nerve.

He is currently represented by Anna Zorina Gallery in New York.

Nate Burbeck lives and works in Minneapolis.

Featured image: Nate Burbeck – Self portrait (detail)
All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition title Museum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Altered StatesSt. John’s University, Collegeville, MinnesotaSolo
2015Great American LandscapesFlinn Gallery, Greenwich, ConnecticutGroup
2015Summer on Chelsea ÉlyséesAnna Zorina Gallery, New York CityGroup
2014Summer on Chelsea ÉlyséesAnna Zorina Gallery, New York CityGroup
2014Places UnknownAnna Zorina Gallery, New York CitySolo
2014Located: Nate Burbeck and Aaron DysartSoo Visual Art Center, Minneapolis, MinnesotaGroup
2013Nate Burbeck PaintingsUniversity of Nebraska, Omaha, NebraskaGroup
2013Heart of ArtAnna Zorina Gallery, New York CityGroup
20124realRosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MinnesotaGroup
2012IntersectionsMinneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MinnesotaGroup
2011Condition XWestside Gallery, School of Visual Arts, New York CityGroup
2010Summer Residency Open StudiosSchool of Visual Arts, New York CityGroup
2009Midwest BiennialHonorable Mention, Juror: Patrick King, Wasau, WisconsinGroup
2009Against the WallSt. John’s University, Collegeville, MinnesotaGroup
2009Just PortraitsGallery 120, St. John’s University, Collegeville, MinnesotaSolo
2009Impact 2, Juror: Rebecca Sefcovic UglemNorthern State University,Aberdeen, South DakotaGroup
2008A CollectiveGorecki Gallery, College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MinnesotaGroup
2008Minimal/ManimalThe Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MinnesotaGroup