Nathan Mabry

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Born 1978 in Durango, CO
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


2004 MFA University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
2001 BFA Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO


Under the Sun, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France 

gripgrabstacksqueeze, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

GOODGOD, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
Nathan Mabry, PROCESS ART (B-E-A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E), SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA 

Sightings: Nathan Mabry, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
Shapeshifter, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY

Armature, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

Like Really, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France

Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

cherrydelosreyes, Los Angeles, CA

Filter Gallery, Kansas City, MO


Define Gravity: Sculpture in the Ahmanson Collection, Ahmanson Foundation Gallery, Irvine, CA
Totems: Nathan Mabry and Brian Bress, Cherry and Martin, CA
Pivital: Highlights from the Collection, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
I Love L.A., Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles, CA
Dress Me Up, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France

Chromaphobia, KCAI Crossroads Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Legacy of an Icon, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO
Unconventional Clay: Engaged in Change, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Thief Among Thieves, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

Masks, JGM Galerie, Paris, France

Body Language
, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
More Young Americans, 
L’Enclos des Bernardins Hôtel de Miramion, Paris, France
Brian Bress, Matt Connors, Mari Eastman, Nathan Mabry, T. Kelly MasonCherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
3am: wonder, paranoia and the restless night, Bluecoat, Liverpool and traveling to Chapter, Cardiff; The Exchange, Newlyn and Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, United Kingdom

Beg, Borrow and Steal, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Eye of Horus, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
Bush of Ghosts, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
Across the Pacific: Young Artists from LA, 313 Art Project, Seoul, Korea 

American Exuberance, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL (catalog)
Baker's Dozen, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
Sympathy for the Devil, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium (catalog)
Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, The Brevard Art Museum, Melbourne, Florida (catalog)

(Re)Form, H&R Block Space, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Portugal Arte, Lisbon, Portugal
Underground Pop, Parrish Art Museum, South Hampton, NY (catalog)
In The Moment, Carter Arts Center, Kansas City, MO
Seven Card Stud, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
Shut Your Eyes In Order to See, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
The Gleaners: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Sarah and Jim Taylor, Myhren Gallery, University of Denver, Denver, CO (catalog)
The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place, 176 / Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK (catalog)

Beg Borrow and Steal, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL (catalog)
In Bed Together, Royal/T, Los Angeles, CA
Heads Up, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA
Sculpture Park, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Second Nature: The Valentine-Adelson Collection at The Hammer, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles: Aspects of the Archaic Revival, Galerie Uschi Kolb, Karlsruhe, Germany
, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
1999:10 Year Anniversary Show, China Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA
All That Was, Is,
The Happy Lion, Los Angeles, CA
LA Woman, Hanes Art Gallery, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC

L.A. Now, curated by David Pagel, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV (catalog)
Take Me There (Show Me The Way), Haunch of Venison, New York, NY (catalog)
Weighing and Wanting: 25 Years of Collecting, Museum of Contemporary Art San  
, San Diego, CA
Idle Youth,
curated by Russell Ferguson, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY (catalog)
Kabul 3000: Love Among The Cabbages,
Galleria Zero, Milan, Italy
Past Forward,
curated by Vincent Honoré, 176, London, UK (catalog)
Past and Present, Richard Carter Studio, Forestville, CA
Apocalypse Yesterday, curated by David Pagel, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

Fearful Objects, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
Sculptors' Drawings, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Hammer Contemporary Collection, Part II, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Distinctive Messengers, House of Campari, Los Angeles, CA
Kairos, Kantor / Feuer Galllery, Los Angeles, CA
Aspects, Forms and Figures, Bellwether, New York, NY

Red Eye: Los Angeles Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL (catalog)
Bold Moves, curated by Simon Watson, House of Campari, Los Angeles, CA
The Beginning of The End of The Beginning, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, IL

Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
Rogue Wave ‘05, LA Louver, Venice, CA (catalog)
WivesHusbands, domestic setting, Los Angeles, CA

Cornceptual Popstraction, cherrydelosreyes, Los Angeles, CA (artist book)
summer group show, cherrydelosreyes, Los Angeles, CA
Supersonic, Windtunnel/Artcenter, Pasadena, CA (catalog)

I Am Human And I Deserve To Be Loved, Overtones Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The Cube, Kansas City, MO
Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO
H&R Blockspace, Kansas City, MO

Holding, KCAI Gallery, two person show, Kansas City, MO
Gordon Gallery, Yountville, CA
Richard Carter Projects, Napa, CA


Public art commission, Victory Park, Dallas, TX
Public art commission, Rice Village, Houston, TX

Public art commission, 51 East Liberty St., Toronto, Canada

Inside Out/Outside In, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

Process Art (Dead Men Don't Make Sculpture) installed in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, downtown location and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Around Us and Rebus, The Artspace Project Wall, H & R Block Space, Kansas City, MI

CAArt: Public Works: Drooling Muse
installed at Creative Artists Agency, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA
Process Art (Dead Men Don't Make Sculpture) installed at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Process Art (Dead Men Don't Make Sculpture)
installed in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

First Campari Commission Los Angeles, donated to the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Nathan Mabry: Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration and Parade, Aspen Museum of Art, Aspen, CO


Seiden, Franceasca. "Things are just things... or are they? Nathan Mabry at Cherry and Martin, L.A." White Hot Magazine, May 2016.
Mendelsohn, Meredith. "5 L.A. Art Exhibitions to See This Spring." Architectural Digest, May 9, 2016. Online.
Mizota, Sharon. “Nathan Mabry’s splendid drawings and smile-inducing sculptures.” Los Angeles Times, April 28, 2016.
Anderson, Alex. “Nathan Mabry: Postmodernist Sculpture for a Modernist’s World.” ArtSlant, April 25, 2016.Li, Jennifer S. “Nathan Mabry,” Art in America, September 2014, p. 152.

Diehl, Travis. “Nathan Mabry,” Artforum, June 6, 2014.
Zellen, Jody. “Nathan Mabry,” ArtScene, June 2014, pp 20-21.
Indrisek, Scott. “Matthew Brandt, Viviane Sassen, Alfredo Jaar at SCAD’s deFine Art” Blouin Art Info (online), February 25, 2014.
Street, Ben. Body Language, exhibition catalogue, Saatchi Gallery, 2013.
Dambrot, Shana Nys. "Nathan Mabry: Wit and Consternation in Contemporary Sculpture," KCET / Artbound, July 19, 2013.
Amato, Andy. “Nathan Mabry, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas,” Arts+Culture Magazine, June 2013, pp. 42-43.
Eileen, Kingsella, “50 Under 50 Next Most Collectible Artists: Nathan Mabry,” Art +Auction Magazine, June 13, 2013, p 127. 
Michals, Susan. “Nathan Mabry Gets His Pre-Columbian Groove on,” April, 26, 2013.
Laster, Paul. “Art: Nathan Mabry,” April 30, 2013
Robinson, Gaile. “Nathan Mabry puts new face on staid sculpture,” April 24, 2013.
Halle, Howward. “Ten sculpture exhibitions you should see,” April, 2013
Schad, Ed. Art Review: Mashup Mock-Up: Nathan Mabry at the Nasher Sculpture, April 10, 2013
Lefort, Pierr and Herve Mikaeloff. Across the Pacific: Young Artists from LA, exhibition catalog, 313 Art Project, 2012. 
Pagel, David. "Review: 'Bush of Ghosts' artists inject unexpected, effective humor," Los Angeles Times, July 30, 2012. 
Wagley, Catherine. "Five Artsy Things To Do This Week, Including Explosives in the Book of Genesis,", July 25, 2012. 
Melrod, George. "LA Sculpors: Nathan Mabry: Mystical Hybrids," art ltd., May 2011, pp 36-37.
Smith, Roberta. “Free-for-All Spirit Breezes Into A Vast Art Fair,” The New York Times, March 4, 2011, p. C19, 22.
Griffin, Jonathan. “Nathan Mabry,” Frieze, January 27, 2011.
Schad, Ed. "Nathan Mabry's Laughter,", Jan 18, 2011.
Pagel, David. "Hybrid Forms Upend Culture," Los Angeles Times, January 14, 2011, p. D21.
Finkel, Jori. "It Speaks to Me: Nathan Mabry on Jacques Lipchitz’s ‘Figure’ at the Norton Simon Museum," Los Angeles Times, January 11, 2011.
Dailey, Meghan. "Fine Young Cannibal," Modern Painters, December 2010/January 2011, p.18.
Kirsch, Elizabeth, “Three exhibits showcase stunning Art Institute works,” Kansas City Star, October 2010.
Landes, Jennifer. "Pop Goes the Underground," The East Hampton Star, September 23, 2010.
Johnson, Ken. "The Allure of the Homespun in the Maw of the Digital Age," The New York Times, September 2, 2010.
Parks, Steve. "No soup cans in this Pop Art," Long Island Newsday, August 11, 2010.
"'Underground Pop" exhibition opens at Parrish Art Museum," The East Hampton Press andThe Southampton Press, August 10, 2010. 
"'Underground Pop' New Exhibition at Parrish Art Museum,", August 2, 2010.
Moreno, Ximena.  "Nathan Mabry Reencuentros," Arte Al Limite, Issue 36, Mayo-Junio 2009, pp: 50-55.
Vitamin 3-D, Phaidon, London, UK, 2009, pp: 12, 182-183.
Meghan Dailey, “The Shape of Things,” catalog essay, Shape of Things To Come: New Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, April 2009, pp. 74-85.
Shape of Things To Come: New Sculpture, catalog, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, April 2009, pp. 74-85.
Pratt, Ken. “Nathan Mabry: It Is What It Isn’t,” Wound Magazine, Issue 6, Spring 2009, cover image,    pp.330-335.
Miles, Christopher. "All That Was, Is at the Happy Lion," LA Weekly, April 3-9, 2009, p. 53.
Douglas, Sarah. “Miami’s Silver Lining,” Art + Auction, November 2008, p.134.
Young, Paul. "The New Mythmakers," Angeleno, October 2008, No. 91, pp. 80, 82.
Rosenberg, Karen. “Idle Youth,” New York Times, August 14, 2008.
Ferguson, Russell. Idle Youth, exhibition catalog, Gladstone Gallery, June 2008.
Bedford, Christopher. “Nathan Mabry,” Frieze, Issue 116, June – August, 2008, p. 223.
Past Forward, exhibition catalog, 176, London, UK, May 2008, p. 87-88.
Dambrot, Shana Nys. “Nathan Mabry at Cherry and Martin,”Artweek, May 2008, Volume 39, Issue 4, p.16.
Heffley, Lynne. "Museums Team To Buy Mabry Work," Los Angeles Times, May 20, 2008, p.E3.
Scarborough, James. “Nathan Mabry at Cherry and Martin,” Art in America, May 2008, p. 202-203.
Frank, Peter. “Figuratively Seeing,” LA Weekly, April 4, 2008, p. 59.
Pagel, David. “Art is… in the spirit of Duchamp,” Los Angeles Times, March 14, 2008, p.E24.
Finkel, Jori. "In The Studio," Art + Auction, March 2008, pp. 60-62, 64, 66.
Weinberg, Lauren. “Fearful Objects,” Time Out Chicago, Issue 150, January 10, 2008.
Chang, Helen. "Why I Buy: Art Collectors Reveal What Drives Them,”Weekend Journal, January 11, 2008, P. W7.
Foumberg, Jason. “External Pleasures,” New City, December 27, 2007, p.18.
Buck, Louisa and Melanie Gerlis. “Zoo’s move out of the zoo is a success,” The Art Newspaper, October 12, 2007, p.4.
Kazakina, Katya. “Saatchi Grabs Emerging Art at Zoo, Spin-off to London’s Frieze,”, October 12, 2007.
Finkel, Jori. “A Museum That Lives Within Its Means,” The New York Times, July 8, 2007.
Bryant, Kathy. "The Insider's L.A.," Art & Antiques, May 2007, p. 102-104.
Melrod, George. "It's HAMMER Time," Art Ltd. May 2007, p. 42-47, ill.
Smith, Roberta. "Art in Review; Michael Queensland," The New York Times, March 9, 2007.
Cotter, Hollland. “Aspects, Forms and Figures,” The New York Times, March 2, 2007, p. E30.
Haithman, Diane. “$1-million new year’s gift to the Hammer,” Los Angeles Times, January 5, 2007, p. E41.
Gordon, Margery. “Art Basel Miami: The City’s Best Private Collections,”, December 10, 2006.
Douglas, Sarah. “Art Basel Miami: A Visit with the Rubells,”, December 10, 2006.
Smith, Roberta. “More Than You Can See: Storm of Art Engulfs Miami,” The New York Times, December 9, 2006.
Speigler, Marc. “LA Art Is Here to Stay: High-Profile Shows Drive Reappraisal,” The Art Newspaper, Art Basel Daily Edition, December 8, 2006, pp. 1, 8.
Crow, Kelly. “ In Miami, A Blur of Parties, Personalities, Shoes…and Art,” The Wall Street Journal, December 8, 2006.
Duncan, Arthur. “Miami Mayhem,” Culture and Travel, November / December 2006, p. 63.
Douglas, Sarah. “Miami Preview: A Survivor’s Guide," Art and Auction, November 2006, p.118-22.
Goodell, Jennifer Wulffson. "Nathan Mabry at Cherry and Martin," Sculpture Journal, Volume 15.2, 2006, pp. 153-54.
"Speaking Volumes: 19 Interviews," Art in America, November 2006, pp184-85.
Melrod, George. "Nathan Mabry at Cherry and Martin," Sculpture, November 2006, pp. 70-71.
Spiegler, Marc. “Trends: American Renaissance," The Art Newspaper, No. 171, July-August, 2006, p. 32.
Spiegler, Marc. “American Renaissance," The Art Newspaper, Art Basel Daily Edition, June 14, 2006, p. 6.
Myers, Terry. “Nathan Mabry: A Very Touching Moment," Modern Painters, May 2006, p. 113.
Finkel, Jori. "Nathan Mabry," Artnews, May, 2006.
Miles, Christopher. “Nathan Mabry,"Flaunt, Spring 2006, Vol. 72, p. 248.
Ollman, Leah. “A Sculptor Who Loves To Play Tricks," Los Angeles Times, March 10, 2006.
Knight, Christopher. "Come and Gather Around the Llama For an Intimate Chat," Los Angeles Times, November 25, 2005.
Janku, Laura Richard. "Nathan Mabry's Jackin', Stackin', Crackin' Sculpture,", October 27, 2005.
“LA Louver Catches Rogue Wave," Santa Monica Mirror, June 29-July 5, 2005.
Pagel, David. “Summer Sampler has a dark side," Los Angeles Times, July 8, 2005.
Rogue Wave '05,
exhibition catalogue, June 2005.
Firstenberg, Lauri. “Thing," Frieze, July 2005.
Bedford, Christopher. “Hot Young Things,"X-TRA: Contemporary Art Quarterly, Vol. 7 No. 4, Summer 2005.
Miles, Christopher. “The Idolater’s Revenge," Flash Art, May-June 2005.
Mack, Johsua. “Thing: New Scultpure from Los Angeles," Modern Painters, April 2005.
Holte, Michael Ned. “West Coast Thing," Artforum, February 10, 2005.
Lu, Angela. “Hammer exhibit helps shape alumni’s careers," Daily Bruin Magazine, February 3-9, 2005.
Knight, Christopher. “The next big ‘Thing’ in L.A." Los Angeles Times, February 9, 2005.
Harvey, Doug. “Things to see in LA," KUSC fm 91.5, February 2005.
Harvey, Doug. “Good Thing," LA Weekly, February 4-10, 2005.
Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles,
exhibition catalogue, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, February 2005.
Roug, Louise. “Object Lessons," Los Angeles Times, January 2, 2005.
Frank, Peter. “Pick of the Week: Cornceptual Popstraction," LA Weekly, December 2-8, 2004.
Cornceptual Popstraction.
collaborative artist book, November 2004.
Freeman, Tommy. “Summer Group Show at cherrydelosreyes," Artweek, October 2004.
exhibition catalogue, August 2004.
Harvey, Doug. “Young Outsiders at Overtones," LA Weekly, August 2003.
Puleo, Antonio Adriano. “Pornigami," Beautiful/Decay, 2003.
Hackman, Kate. “Show at Jan Weiner Gallery," The Review, 2001.


Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
The Rachofsky Collection, Dallas, TX
Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Zabludowicz Collection, London UK