Nate Harris (b. 1991) is a graphic artist currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY. He was a member of Philadelphia’s legendary Space 1026 Collective from 2016-2019.
Nate’s earliest memories of working with wood were of building skate ramps in his father’s garage. by cutting scrapped 2x4s to a miter saw with his bare feet on hot summer days. After pursuing a career in graphic design, Nate returned to woodworking and has adapted a visual language through a unique woodcut printmaking method. He often creates his blocks as puzzles which allows him to recut and rearrange the pieces to continuously recycle his blocks for prints, paintings and sculptural works. While his work in printmaking may suggest a rudimentary or naive graphic language, the complexity of his constructions represent both his talents as a craftsman and his understanding of how to convey emotion through color, material and composition. His work is influenced by daily observations, childhood memories, and an insatiable need to experiment with various mediums.
As a commercial illustrator, he has worked on projects for numerous clients such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Target, Warby Parker, and Pelican Books. He employs the same graphic wit and draftsmanship to his commercial work as his art, thus maintaining a discernable approach.
Above all, Nate places particular importance on achieving a sense of joy and optimism through a charming balance of naive imagery and mature execution.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Penguin Books (UK)
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Mural Arts Philadelphia
House of Vans
Brain Magazine (Japan)
Subjects & Objects
The Fairmount House, Philadelphia
with Sharon Harris
Paradigm Gallery, Philadelphia (Group)
House of Vans
De Bouwput, Amsterdam, NL
Mash Gallery, Los Angeles (Group)
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia