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Nathan Young ( (Delaware/Pawnee/Kiowa, b. 1975, USA) is an interdisciplinary artist and composer working in an expanded practice that incorporates sound, video, documentary, animation, installation, socially engaged art and experimental and improvised music. Nathan’s work often engages the spiritual and the political, re-imagining Indigenous sacred imagery in order to complicate and subvert notions of the sublime and is described by the artist as American Indian Gothic. Nathan is a founding and former member of the artist collective Postcommodity (2007-2015) and holds an MFA in Music / Sound from Bard College’s Milton-Avery School of the Arts. Young is the recipient of the Tulsa Artist Fellowship (2016-2018) and the George Kaiser Family Foundation Arts Integration Grant (2019-23). In February 2018 Young’s performative lecture, Welcome to Lenapehoking was the inaugural performance for the grand opening of Performance Space New York and Young’s solo show, Night Music of the Southern Plains American Indian recently premiered at the Kansas City Arts Institute Crossroads Gallery in November, 2018. Nathan is the artist-curator of the multi-platform project Tulsa Noise and co-organizer of Tulsa Noisefest.
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