Nate Fors

Bio

Nate Fors is a past recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Charlotte Street Foundation Award, an Avenue of the Arts Foundation Award and a Missouri Visual Artists Biennial Fellowship. His solo exhibition venues include the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.  Art in America, in their Annual 2001-2002 Guide, cited his Avenue of the Arts installation, toss, as one of the 23 best public art installations in the United States during the year 2000. In May 2004 Fors installed lllooppi, a permanent outdoor sculpture commissioned by the city of Leawood, Kansas.  His paintings are in the collections of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, the Kemper Museum of Art and the Spencer Museum as well as numerous other public and private collections. Since 2008, Fors has collaborated on contemporary dance performances with the Owen/Cox Dance Group creating video, costumes and sets for the company.

Solo Exhibitions

2007 forced dichotomy (collaborative works with Deanna Dikeman), Paragraph, Kansas City, MO

2006 EVOLution, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2003 loops, Joseph Nease Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2001 infinite jest, Joseph Nease Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2000 toss, Avenue of the Arts, 10th Street & Central Avenue, Kansas City, MO

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017-18  Every Street, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2015  YOU PEOPLE, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2014  9, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2012  Abstraction Kansas City, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

2012  Liberty!, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO

2011 Push, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO

2011 What’s Up, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO

2010 JCCC Collection Focus, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

2010 Nate Fors, Judith Sanazaro, Aaron Storck, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO

2009 Interchange, Kemper Museum East, Kansas City, MO

2008 on Liberty, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO

2007 Scope Hamptons, McNeill Art Group, Wainscott, NY

2007 New Works Exhibition, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO

2006 It’s All Your Fault, Paragraph, Kansas City, MO

2006 Summer Exhibition, Dolphin, Kansas City, MO

2004 Fantasies + Revivals: Kansas City’s Urban Future, Paragraph, Kansas City, MO

2003 glamorama, Joseph Nease Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2003 Is/Was, Joseph Nease Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2003 inSpectacle, Downtown, Urban Culture Project, Kansas City, MO

2001 A House Is Not a Home, The Gallery at Village Shalom, Kansas City Jewish Museum, Overland Park, KS

2001 Works from the Permanent Collection, Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

2000 The Charlotte Street Fund 1999, H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2000 Drawing and Painting, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

1999 In The Absence of Color, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

1999 Selections from the Permanent Collection, Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

1998 Perspective: Kansas City, Johnson County Community College Gallery of Art, Overland Park, KS, curated by Raphael Rubinstein

1996 Selected Acquisitions 1991 - 1996, Johnson County Community College Gallery of Art, Overland Park, KS

1996 Visual Gestures: Abstraction in the Permanent Collection, Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

1994 Radcliffe Bailey/Nate Fors/Ken Kelly/Emilio Torti, David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY

1994 Debut: Selections from the Permanent Collection; the Inaugural Exhibition of the Kemper Museum of Art, Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

1994 Painters, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1992 Debut:1992 (Nate Fors/David Kapp/Jim McShea), Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

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