My paintings depict psychologically infused narratives where the familiar is imbued with a sense of sublime mystery. Figures inhabit a world suspended between dreams and reality, transfixed by surreal aberrations, ethereal elements, and transported states of mind. Visual components are allusive reflections drawn in part from my past of growing up in an insular religious group, living in a milieu of end times prophecies, unsettling otherwise quiet perceptions of banal Midwestern normalcy.

These mysterious undercurrents are reimagined on canvas and fused with other influences such as film, science fiction, magical realism, and sense of place to explore personal and universal feelings of isolation, longing, wonder, and loss in an attempt to find visual equivalents for inchoate feelings, atomized and diluted with the distance of time.

Born 1987, Minneapolis, MN
Lives and works in Minneapolis, MN


2009 BA Studio Art, St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2020 Not Far From Here: Kent Andreasen and Nate Burbeck, The Olympia Project, Brooklyn, NY
(Press Release)

2017 decoy: Nate Burbeck, grayDUCK Gallery, Austin, TX

2015  Nate Burbeck: Altered States, St. John's University, Collegeville, MN

2014  Located: Nate Burbeck and Aaron Dysart, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN

2014  Nate Burbeck: Places Unknown, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY
(Press Release)

2013  Nate Burbeck, paintings, Joel Starkey, drawings, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE

Selected Group Exhibitions, Fairs and Auctions

2023 Untitled 17, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN

2021 All Sorts, Vol. 1: Kent Andreasen, Nate Burbeck, Irit Rosenberg, The Olympia Project, online viewing room via Artsy

2020 Friends Seminary Contemporary Art Preview, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY

2019 The Olympia Project - McKibbin Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

2019 Booooooom x Thinkspace: Seeing Red, Thinkspace Projects, Culver City, CA

2017 Art Alliance Austin - Art City Austin (with grayDUCK Gallery), Austin, TX

2016  No Dead Artists, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2015  The Great American Landscape, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT

2015  Summer Group Show, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY

2014 Art Hamptons (with Anna Zorina Gallery), Bridgehampton, NY

2014  Summer on Chelsea-Élysées, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY

2013  Heart of Art, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY

2012  4real, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2012  Intersections, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

2011  Condition X, School of Visual Arts Westside Gallery, New York, NY

2010  Summer Residency Open Studios, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2009  Midwest Biennial: 2009 Regional Exhibition, Honorable Mention, Wausau, WI

2008  Minimal/Manimal, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

Grants, Awards and Residencies

2022 Minnesota State Arts Board Creative Support for Individuals Grant

2015 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant

2010 Summer Residency Program, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2009  St. John's University Undergraduate Research Travel Grant

2008-2009  Student Studio, St. John's University

2005-2009  Art Scholarship, St. John's University

Publications, Interviews and Features

New American Paintings 161, Midwest Issue, 2022

Friend of the Artist, Vol. 15, 2022

Contemporary Art Collectors, Artists Interview, February 2022

The Flying Fruit Bowl Podcast, Interview with Aaron Sehmar, Part 1, Jan. 25, 2022 | Part 2, Feb. 1, 2022

The Flying Fruit Bowl, December 7, 2021

Booooooom, Tomorrow’s Talent Vol. II, 2021

Vast Magazine Issue 1 / Artist Profile, Nate Burbeck: Sublime Mystery, August 2020

Booooooom, "Artist Spotlight: Nate Burbeck", October 31, 2018

.DVYZE Magazine, "The American Frontier: An Interview with Nate Burbeck", David Linnz and Jaymee Atlas, April 29, 2015

SooVAC Blog, Interview with Elena Lavorato, June 4, 2014

Bmoreart, "New in Town: Chelsea Galleries", Blair Murphy, March 6, 2014

Dirty Laundry Magazine, Interview with Sarah Robbins, Issue No. 4 - December 16, 2013

Walker Art Center, "Ten Artists to Watch in 2013", Jehra Patrick, January 2, 2013

Studio Visit Magazine Vol. 17, 2012

Professional Experience

2010-2015, 2022  Guest Lecturer/Instructor
College of St. Benedict/St. John's University, St. Joseph/Collegeville, MN

2015 Artist Initiative Grant Review Panelist, Fiscal Year 2016 - Visual Arts
Minnesota State Arts Board, St. Paul, MN

2013  Guest Lecturer, University of Nebraska, Omaha

2009  Teaching Assistant, College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN