Bruce Nauman (born 1941) is recognized as one of the most important and influential artists of the 1970s. An artist known for his diverse use of materials and mediums, he was a central figure in the development of Post-Minimal and Conceptual art, and a pioneer in the use of neon and video in art. Primary concerns in his work include language, wordplay, miscommunication, social spaces, and studio practice.
Nauman has had major solo exhibitions at DIA Center for the Arts (2002), Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin (2003), Tate Modern (2004), Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (2005), Tate Liverpool (2006), Milwaukee Art Museum (2006), and Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (2007). Nauman is also represented the U.S. in the 2009 Venice Biennale.
Bruce Nauman currently lives in Santa Fe, NM, where he has been a resident since 1979.
- Francois Morellet is another artist who creates prints in addition to neon sculptures, though his style is minimalist and geometric as opposed to Nauman’s figurative and text-based works. View his work.
- Ed Ruscha was known for his ironic and playful text-based works which captured life in Los Angeles and the iconography of the American West. View his work.
ChromoAnnual Winter/Spring Print Show 31 Jan - 4 Jul 2020El Anatsui, Mel Bochner, Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Gilliam, Sol LeWitt, Mark Mulroney, Bruce Nauman, Louise Nevelson, Mimmo Paladino, Hayal Pozanti, Robert Rauschenberg, Bridget Riley, Ed Ruscha, Jonas Wood at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art
Writing on the Wall27 Sep - 16 Nov 2019Zane Bennett Gallery gathers the text-based work of eight American masters of art on paper: Donald Baechler, Mel Bochner, David X Levine, Robert Motherwell, Bruce Nauman, David Rathman, Robert Rauschenberg...
Bruce Nauman Interview With The GuardianBankside, London, United Kingdom October 22, 2020In this story by The Guardian, video and sculpture artist Bruce Nauman reflects on his life among other artists and the trajectory of his work...
Bruce Nauman at Tate ModernBankside, London October 7, 2020A new exhibition by the influential sculpture and video artist Bruce Nauman is set to open at Tate Modern on October 7, 2020 and run...
Dia Beacon Reopens3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY August 20, 2020Art critic Jason Farago explores a new exhibition titled Party/After-Party at a recently reopened Dia Beacon, and reflects upon the ways social distancing has impacted...