19 Questions for Artist Nate Lowman

19 Questions for Artist Nate Lowman

We're happy to introduce our new "ARTINFO Questionnaire" feature, in which we quiz artists, dealers, and assorted movers and shakers about how they inhabit the art world — from what shows they're seeing, to their post-gallery watering holes, to the books on their bedside table.


Name: Nate Lowman
Age: 32
Occupation: Artist
City/Neighborhood: Tribeca, Manhattan


What project are you working on now? I'm doing a joint exhibition at Maccarone Gallery and Gavin Brown's Enterprise that opens in April.


What's the last show that you saw? Agathe Snow's "All Access World" at the Guggenheim Deutsch Bank in Berlin and Dan Colen's "Peanuts" at the Astrup Fearnley Museet in Oslo

What's the last show that surprised you? George Condo at the New Museum

Why? What took so long?

What's your favorite place to see art? Anywhere other than the Internet

Do you make a living off your art? Yes

What's the most indispensable item in your studio? The windows

Where are you finding ideas for your work these days? The library, the street, the periodicals, conversations, the time between the night and the morning

Do you collect anything? Almost everything

What's the last artwork you purchased? "Conscious B-Side" by Tony Cox

What's the weirdest thing you ever saw happen in a museum or gallery? I've seen some weird decisions regarding cosmetic surgery and some weird financial transactions.

What's your art-world pet peeve? The professionalization of young artists

What's your favorite post-gallery watering hole or restaurant? I like the Smile on Bond Street in New York.

What's the last great book you read? "Ghosts" by Cesar Aira

What work(s) of art do you wish you owned? I've always loved Isa Genzken's "Fuck the Bauhaus" series of sculptures from 2000. They really inspired me when I was an art student.

What would you do to get them? They belong in a museum where someone looks after them.

What international art destination do you most want to visit? The Instituto Inhotim in Brazil looks really interesting.

What under-appreciated artist, gallery, or work do you think people should know about? Lizzi Bougatsos and Andrew Kuo are two hugely under-appreciated artists.

Who's your favorite living artist? RIP Dennis Oppenheim