Nate Ricciuto is an artist living and working in Philadelphia, PA and Columbus, OH. Through tinkering with craft methods and ad hoc approaches, he constructs absurd and imaginative systems and objects that reconsider marginal narratives of human aspiration, folly, and progress. Nate utilizes instances of creative problem solving as ways to diagram exploration and discovery, and creates situations that question our understanding of the relationship between craft, technology and intuition.
Nate earned his MFA from Tyler School of Art in 2015, where he was awarded a University Fellowship and taught as an instructor in the Glass program. He has a BFA from Ohio State University where he also spent several years working as both a Studio Supervisor for Glass and Sculpture and Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Art. Nate has been selected as a teaching assistant and staff member at schools around the country, including Pilchuck Glass School and Oxbow Summer School of Art. He has exhibited in juried and invitational shows nationwide, and in 2014 completed a site specific installation for the Quiet Works series at Temple Contemporary, curated by Robert Blackson.