Nate Larson is a contemporary artist working with photographic media, artist books and digital video. Most of my current artwork, research, and collaboration explores the linkage between human experience and the site on which it happened through technological, cultural, and historical threads. I hold a full-time academic appointment in the photography department at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and chaired the 2014 national conference of the Society for Photographic Education.
My projects have been widely shown across the US and internationally as well as featured in numerous publications and media outlets, including Wired Raw File, The Picture Show from NPR, Hyperallergic, Gizmodo, Vice Magazine, the New York Times Lens Blog, Utne Reader, Hotshoe Magazine, Flavorwire, the BBC News Viewfinder, Frieze Magazine, the British Journal of Photography, Marketplace Tech Report, The Washington Post, and Art Papers. My artwork is included in the collections of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Orlando Museum of Art, Portland Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago.
My most well-known project GEOLOCATION, in collaboration with Marni Shindelman, tracks GPS coordinates associated with Twitter tweets and pairs the text with a photograph of the originating site to mark the virtual information in the real world. New site-specific gallery exhibitions from the series were recently completed for the Salisbury University Art Galleries in Maryland, Third Space Gallery in New Brunswick, the Walter N. Marks Center for the Arts in California, and the Format International Photography Festival in the UK. We recently created site-specific public artworks for the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Public Art Commission, the Indianapolis International Airport, and the DUMBO Business Improvement District. We were artists-in-residence at Light Work in summer 2012 and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in summer 2013. GEOLOCATION is featured in the “State of the Art” survey exhibition at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in fall 2014.