About Nathan Cordova's Art
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Nathan Cordova is an Oakland, California based artist and writer. Nathan examines our social and political institutions through an exploration of his own life experiences and the American landscape. He believes that we must engage in a critical and intentional deconstruction of dominant culture and a rebuilding of our communities through direct interpersonal engagement within our own spheres of influence to dismantle white supremacy, patriarchy, colonialism and oppression in all forms.
Nathan’s award-winning work has appeared in juried shows at Black Box Gallery in Portland; LightBox Photographic Gallery in Astoria, Oregon; Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco; and a solo show in 2014 at the Conejos County Library in La Jara, Colorado. In 2015 he won the best in show for his entry in the Plastic Fantastic IV show at LightBox. Nathan was an official selection for the 2016 PhotoAlliance: Our World Portfolio Review in San Francisco.
Nathan strives to make his art as publicly accessible as possible often putting up his own photographs as street art. He has used both traditional methods of wheatpasting and sticker art and has placed multiple street art installations in the cities he has lived in, including: Portland, Or., Santa Fe and Denver.
Nathan graduated from the University of Oregon School of Journalism with a bachelors degree in 2007. He still draws a lot of inspiration from Portland, Oregon where he was born and rained-on and in his free time he mostly dances… Like, a lot.