Born 1941
Hometown Fort Wayne, IN
Lives and Works Gallisteo, NM
Education
MFA, Fine Art, University of California, Davis, CA, 1966
BA, Mathematics and Physics, University of Wisconsin"“Madison, Madison, WI, 1964

Kunstmuseum Basel, Basle, Switzerland
the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC
Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Tate Modern, London, England

Sperone Westwater, New York, NY
Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, IL

A highly acclaimed and extremely prolific artist, Bruce Nauman has been active since the early 1970s. Working in mediums such as sculpture, video, film, installation, performance, and printmaking, he shies away from developing a single characteristic style. His work toys with text and fragmented images of the human body. Often provocative in nature, he connects physical realities of violence, sex, and death with visceral, spiritual messages, like an early neon sign proclaiming, "The true artist helps the world by revealing mystic truths."

On top of many achievements in his career, Nauman recently represented the United States at the 2009 Venice Biennale and was awarded the Golden Lion prize for best national pavilion.

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