Nate Larson (he/him/his) is a contemporary artist and documentarian working with photographic media, artist books and time-based media. His projects have been widely exhibited across the US and internationally as well as featured in numerous publications and media outlets, including Wired, The Guardian, The Picture Show from NPR, Slate, CNN, Hyperallergic, Gizmodo, Buzzfeed News, Vice Magazine, the New York Times, Utne Reader, Hotshoe Magazine, Flavorwire, the BBC News Viewfinder, Frieze Magazine, the British Journal of Photography, APM’s Marketplace Tech Report, The Washington Post, and Art Papers. His artwork is included in the permanent collections of the George Eastman Museum, High Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Orlando Museum of Art, Portland Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago.

His most widely-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 work from the series was recently completed for the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, Salisbury University Art Galleries in Maryland, Third Space Gallery in New Brunswick, Walter N. Marks Center for the Arts in California, and the Format International Photography Festival in the UK. Larson Shindelman recently created site-specific public artworks for the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Public Art Commission, the Indianapolis International Airport, and the DUMBO Business Improvement District. Geolocation was featured in the “State of the Art” survey exhibition at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in 2014, now touring nationally, including recently at the Mint Museum in Charlotte and Frist Center in Nashville. Flash Powder Projects published a monograph of the project in 2016.

Nate Larson is faculty at MICA / Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, serving as Photography Department chair from 2018-2022. He has served as a Rubys Artist Fellow with the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, the McCullough Research Fellow at Marietta College, the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Visiting Artist Fellow at Duke University, and an artist-in-residence with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in Florida, among other honors.  

Tintype portrait by Jay Gould  and Wormhole Workshop

Using Format