Nat Ward (b. 1983, Philadelphia) works with photographs and writing to examine social and physical landscapes where a desire for self-preservation motivates exile, where collective alienation finds its logical conclusion in the subtleties of individually isolated, personal defeat, and how these spaces are informed by and inextricably woven into histories of violence and exploitation.
Ward recently exhibited work at the Ford Foundation Live Gallery, Nathalie Karg Gallery, and The Jewish Museum. He has been awarded residencies at the Edward F. Albee Foundation, LES Studio Program, a program of Artist Alliance Inc., The Sharpe-Wallentas Studio Program, and The Wagon Station Encampment at AZ West. Ward received an M.F.A. from Columbia University and a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.