BIO

Nate McLeod is an artist, curator, and arts administrator who received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2010. McLeod has been involved in the founding of numerous projects including The Bakery (a studio collective offering affordable studio space to emerging artists), Fresh Bread (a print and web-based publication focused on the practices of Calgary based artists), and most recently, AVALANCHE! Institute of Contemporary Art (a gallery, shop, and studio space dedicated to emerging, experimental practices).

In addition to his role as Programming Director of AVALANCHE!, McLeod has curated several independent exhibitions and is the Associate Curator of Contemporary Calgary, where he has recently coordinated a large-scale installation project by Montreal-based artist Dominique Pétrin (June-July 2015), and a new annual residency project for emerging artists called NEXT2015 (August-December 2015.

McLeod’s studio-based projects are currently focused on ideas of ownership, authenticity, immediacy, value, remediation, and the role of the Internet and other digital technologies in contemporary painting. His work has been included in exhibitions across Canada.

 

CV

View a PDF of current CV here.

 

SELECTED PRESS & BIBLIOGRAPHY

Averns, Dick. “Paper Trails at Avalanche”, 2013.
Anderson, Haley. “An Avalanche of Innovation”, 2012.
Mandybura, Cadence. “Exhibiting Avalanche!”, 2012.
Willard, Christopher. “WHOSE MARGIN FADES FOR EVER AND FOR EVER WHEN I MOVE: NATE MCLEOD’S PERPETUAL PASSAGE”, 2012.
Mehr, Viviane. “Appearances”, 2010.
MacDonald, Mary. “Pastel Pandora”, 2010.
Brown, Caitlind R.C. “Don’t be Haightin’”, 2010.
Dyck, Megan. “Exploding Flatness: New Work by Nate McLeod and Cassandra Paul”, 2010.