Nick van Woert’s work focuses on topics concerning the natural environment, material chemistry, and the progress of civilization. His interests include ecology, geology, and the complex history of terrain – one that is both inherent and fabricated. He explores the relationship between artificial substance and the environment, while considering the possible results of those liaisons affecting anatomy or mental disposition. His work examines deep ecology, radical environmentalism, and dark histories of the American landscape, advancing subtext by proposing a narrative as a dissection of the architecture of anarchy.
Nick van Woert (b. 1979, Reno, NV) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received his MFA from Parsons in 2007, and completed residencies at Zabludowicz, in Sarvisalo, FI, and at The Edward Albee Foundation in Montauk, NY. His work has shown widely, both nationally and abroad, including recent exhibitions at Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam; MAMbo, Bologna; Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY; and the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV. He has also had solo exhibitions at GRIMM, Amsterdam; Yvon Lambert, Paris/New York; and at L&M, Los Angeles.