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Bruce Nauman      

Contemporary & Modern Artist

Bruce Nauman is an American artist who works in a broad range of mediums, including sculpture, photography, neon, video, drawing, printmaking, and performance art. His primary focus is on minimalism and contemporary and modern art. His unique pieces are featured at many famous museums including The Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Art Institute of Chicago.

Nauman studied mathematics and physicals at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1960 to 1964 then went on to study art at the University of California, Davis, where he graduated with an MFA in 1996. He has taught at the San Francisco Art Institute from 1966 to 1968 and University of California at Irvine in 1970. While teaching, he also experimented with sculpture and performance art and collaborated with William Allan and Robert Nelson on various film projects. The film projects he worked on include Walking in an Exaggerated Manner Around the Perimeter of a Square and Bruce Nauman: Make Me Think.


Doing Justice to the Art of Bruce Nauman - The New York Times
When a retrospective devoted to the work of Bruce Nauman opened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1995, the art critic Robert Hughes wrote in a ...
Bruce Nauman's Work Through the Years - The New York Times
For over 50 years, Bruce Nauman has made art about art itself, inventing his own visual language along the way. Here, Nauman in his studio in 1965 as a ...
Bruce Nauman's Restive Humor | The New Yorker
Bruce Nauman's Restive Humor. A new retrospective forms a discontinuous parade of creative brainstorms and engulfing installations, resulting in an ethical  ...
Bruce Nauman, the Artist's Artist - The New York Times
THOUGH THE ARTIST Bruce Nauman's home and studio are just outside of Santa Fe, N.M. — a few miles from grapefruit margaritas, enchiladas with ...

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