Bruce Nauman (b. 1941, Indiana) is recognized as one of the most influential figures in the development of Conceptual art in the 1970s. An artist known for his diverse use of materials and mediums, he pioneered the use of neon and video as fine art. Primary concerns in his work include language, wordplay, miscommunication, social spaces and studio practice.
Nauman studied art, mathematics and physics during his undergrad at the University of Wisconsin, and then earned an MFA at the University of California, Davis. His practice has been celebrated with a variety of awards, including the Golden Lion at the 53rd Venice Biennale. In 2004, Time Magazine named Nauman on their list of 100 Most Influential People. Today, his works are found in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Kunstmuseum Basel, Centre Pompidou (Paris) and Guggenheim Museum (New York), among many others. The artist currently lives in Galisteo, New Mexico, 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...