Nathan Pearce

401 East Main Street

Fairfield , Illinois 62837

618-516-4233

Nathanpearcephoto@gmail.com

Bio

Nathan Pearce (born 1986) is a photographer and book and zine maker based in Southern Illinois. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally; including group shows at Griffin Museum of Photography, Centro Fotografico Manuel Alvarez Bravo in Oaxaca Mexico, Phoenix Art Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Filter Space and Benaki Museum in Athens Greece with solo shows at the PhotoNola festival and The Rangefinder Gallery in Chicago. Pearce’s work is held in several collections including Yale University Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has been published in over 150 zines and books; as well as online in The Huffington Post, The British Journal of Photography,  Self Publish Be Happy, Ain’t Bad, Burn Magazine,Young Space, Fraction Magazine and F-Stop Magazine. 


Selected Books & Zines

  • Midwest Dirt, Akina edition (Same Coin Press)
  • Midwest Dirt, bootleg edition (Same Coin Press)
  • Looked Over (Nathan Pearce, Christine Tharp and Claire Cushing) (Landlocked Press and Same Coin Press)
  • Making Muses, group show exhibition catalog (Flash Powder Projects)
  • Moving Mountains (Same Con Press) 
  • This Land Is Your Land (Same Coin Press)
  • Not Many Fires (Same Coin Press)
  • A Little Field (Same Coin Press)
  • Nineteen Tomatoes (Same Coin Press) 
  • Family Faith Food, Group Book, (Strant)
  • Free Lunch Vol. 1, Group Book(Free Lunch)
  • Still Cursing Vol.1, Group Book, (Show Me Pictures)
  • Some Tank Batteries (Same Coin Press)
  • Moments That Stay, group book, (Oranbeg Press)
  • Declining Structures of Southern Illinois (Same Coin Press)
  • Thirteen Country Churches (Same Coin Press)
  • Going, Going, Gone (Same Coin Press)
  • Wrestling Friggin' Rules vol.1, (Same Coin Press)
  • Wrestling Friggin' Rules vol.2, (Same Coin Press)
  • Fishing for Iconography, exhibition catalog (A Smith Gallery) 
  • Nothing Ever Happens 1, (Half Moon Press)
  • Nothing Ever Happens 2, (Half Moon Press)
  • Tank Batteries (The Unknown Books)
  • Dead Tired, handmade artist book, Standard Projects, Hortonville, WI
  • Portrait: A Picture Show, exhibition catalog (Black Box Gallery)
  • People Person (Same Coin Press)
  • We Might Be Food (Same Coin Press)
  • Hamburger Eyes #24, group zine (Hamburger Eyes)
  • I Took A Train Trip With My Grandma (Same Coin Press)
  • No Friends Named John (Same Coin Press)
  • One More Song (Same Coin Press)
  • Gutter, group zine (Oranbeg Press)
  • Youth Is My Excuse, group zine (Blame Your Parents Press)
  • The Beer I Had in Branson (Same Coin Press)
  • The Farm  (The Unknown Books)
  • Get Thee Behind Me (Same Coin Press)
  • Midwest Dirt From Memory, edition of 15, (Same Coin Press)
  • Various Midwestern Homes, first edition of 25, second edition of 25, (Same Coin Press)
  • Very Few Of The Buildings On North Street (Same Coin Press)
  • Declining Structure/Various Churches (Same Coin Press)
  • #faketintypes (Same Coin Press)
  • #faketintypes vol.2 (Same Coin Press)
  • Xerox and Destroy 2 (The Photocopy Club)
  • Come Thru It's Lit, split zine with Rachael Banks,
  • Come Thru It's Lit, Preview edition, split zine with Rachael Banks
  • Seven Gasoline Stations (Same Coin Press)
  • Are You The Cowboy? (Littlefields) 
  • The Worst Is Over (Same Coin Press)
  • Grandma Trip (Same Coin Press)
  • Brutal (Same Coin Press)
  • Middle Finger (Same Coin Press)
  • Car Parts (Same Coin Press)
  • Big Trouble In Little Egypt (Same Coin Press)
  • Big Trouble In Little Egypt 2 (Same Coin Press)
  • Big Trouble In Little Egypt 3 (Same Coin Press)
  • Big Trouble In Little Egypt 4 (Same Coin Press)
  • Petty Thieves 5, group zine (Empty Stretch)
  • Doomed Zine v.1, group zine (Doomed Gallery)
  • Optiko #7, group zine (Optiko)
  • The Charlie Daniels Of The Torque Wrench(Same Coin Press)
  • We Can't Draw All That Well, split zine with Rachael Banks
  • Nineteen Tomatoes (Same Coin Press)
  • Joy and Sorrow, group zine (Same Coin Press)
  • Home & Away, gourp zine (Same Coin Press)
  • All Night Long vol.1 (Same Coin Press)
  • All Night Long vol.2, split zine with Brandon Tauszik (Same Coin Press) 
  • All Night Long vol.3, split zine with JC Yepes (Same Coin Press)
  • All Night Long vol.4 (Same Coin Press)
  • All Night Long vol.5, split zine with Tammy Mercure (Same Coin Press)
  • All Night Long vol.6 (Same Coin Press)
  • All Night Long vol.7, split zine with Cristy Pearce (Same Coin Press)
  • All Night Long vol.8, split zine with Fábio M. Roque (Same Coin Press)
  • All Night Long vol.9, split zine with Carl Gunhouse (Same Coin Press) 
  • All Night Long vol.10, split zine with Rachael Banks (Same Coin Press)
  • All Night Long vol.11, split zine with Travis Ennis  (Same Coin Press)
  • All Night Long vol.12, split zine with Jim Clinefelter  (Same Coin Press)
  • All Night Long vol.13, split zine with Jake Reinhart (Same Coin Press)
  • All Night Long vol.14 (Same Coin Press)

  • All Night Long vol.15, split zine with Tara Wray (Same Coin Press)
  • All Night Long vol.16, split zine with Brian Arnold  (Same Coin Press)
  • All Night Long vol.17, split zine with Matthew David Crowther (Same Coin Press)
  • All Night Long vol.18, split zine with Rachael Banks (Same Coin Press)
  • All Night Long vol.18.01, split zine with Rachael Banks (Same Coin Press)
  • All Night Long vol.19, split zine with Dennis Neal Vaughn (Same Coin Press)
  • All Night Long vol.20, split zine with Claire Cushing (Same Coin Press)
  • All Night Long vol.21, split zine with Anthony Tafuro  (Same Coin Press)
  • All Night Long vol.22  (Same Coin Press)
  • You Ain't Goin' Nowhere  (Same Coin Press)
  • Journey Carter vol.2 (Same Coin Press) 
  • Mini Dirt issue 0 (Same Coin Press)
  • Mini Dirt issue 1  (Same Coin Press)
  • Mini Dirt issue 2 (Same Coin Press)
  • Mini Dirt issue 3 (Same Coin Press)
  • Mini Dirt issue 4 (Same Coin Press) 
  • Instant Dirt issue 1 (Same Coin Press) 
  • Welcome to Hortonville (Same Coin Press)
  • Welcome to Hortonville 2  (Same Coin Press)
  • Welcome to Hortonville 3 (Same Coin Press)
  • Ten Sheds (Same Coin Press) 
  • All I Ever Wanted vol.4, split zine with Journey (Same Coin Press)
  • Flowers Rachael Sent Me, w/ Rachael Banks (Same Coin Press)
  • One Burn Barrel (Same Coin Press)
  • Very Few Rivers (Same Coin Press)
  • One Cabin Twice (Same Coin Press)
  • None Of The Buildings On Main Street (Same Coin Press)
  • Built To Last (Same Coin Press)
  • GRVY CYOZ (Gravy Studio)
  • Ldoc Issue one: Volume 1, with Eric Hazen (Ldoc)
  • Ldoc Issue one: Volume 2, with Eric Hazen (Ldoc)
  • Rooted 12,  volume 1, Issue 1, group zine, (Rooted 12)
  • Rooted 12, volume 2, issue 2, group zine,  (Rooted 12)
  • Memory Full vol. 4, group zine (HeadQuarters Press)
  • Permanent Gravy Stretch, group zine (Empty Stretch and Permanent Drift)
  • Half Year, group zine (Streit House)
  • Half Year 3, group zine (Streit House)
  • Our Version Of Paradise, group zine (Pity City)
  • Six Empty Beers, edition of 40 + 5 special edition (Same Coin Press)
  • Alt Press Fest 2015, group zine (Alt Press Fest)
  • Alt Press Fest 2016, group zine, (Alt Press Fest)
  • Eden Volume 3, group zine (The Unknown Books)
  • And Nothing Else Mattered, group zine (94 Press)
  • Other Coins, edition of 35, group zine (Same Coin Press)
  • Same Coin v.1, split zine with Claire Cushing (Same Coin Press)
  • Some Tank Batteries, zine edition (Same Coin Press)
  • Two Baseball Scoreboards, Two Softball Scoreboards (Same Coin Press)
  • Meanwhile Vol.2, edition of 100, group zine (Meanwhile Press)
  • The Long Winter (Same Coin Press)
  • On The Wall (Same Coin Press)

Other Publications

  • Ldoc
  • BKN Magazine
  • Wayne County Outlook Magazine
  • Wayne County Press
  • Trip Mag

Selected Exhibition History

Solo Exhibitions

2017

  • Hold Your Breath, with Matthew David Crowther, Beesonstock Music & Arts Festival, Cisne Illinois (Two Person Exhibition)
  • While Supplies Last, Beesonstock Music & Arts Festival, Cisne Illinois 

2016 

  • The Farm, Rangefinder Gallery, Chicago Illinois
  • Midwest Dirt, Pg Gallery, Evansville Indiana
  • Midwest Dirt, Pizza B's, Cisne Illinois 
  • Nothing Ever Happens, White Buffalo Music And Arts Festival, Amboy Illinois 
  • Welcome to Hortonville, Standard Projects, Hortonville Wisconsin
  • Some Tank Batteries, The Bearded Lady, Mount Vernon Illinois 

2015

  • Midwest Dirt, PhotoNOLA, Hey! Cafe, New Orleans, Louisiana 
  • Some Hortonville Photobooks, Standard Projects, Hortonville Wisconsin 

2011

  • Day of the Dead, Jemini,  Fairfield Illinois

2007

  • Polaroid Work, The Space, Hamden Connecticut 


Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

  • Cedarhurst Biennial, Cedarhurst Center For The Arts, Mount Vernon Illinois. Curated by Barry Blinderman 
  • By The Books: Juried Photobook Exhibition, Vermont Center For Photography, Brattleboro Vermont, Juror Henry Horenstein
  • AWAKE Reading Room, 10x10 Photobooks, PGH Photo Fair, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 
  • Photobooks, Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens Greece
  • Context 2017, Filter Space, Chicago Illinois.  Juried by Natasha Egan
  • Big Picture Colorado, Denver Colorado
  • A Print, Nock, Gothenburg Sweden 
  • In-Sight Photography Project 2017 Juried Exhibition, In-Sight Photography Project,  Brattleboro Vermont
  • Ironic Methods with Sincere Motivations, Kiosk Gallery, Kansas City Missouri 
  • The Zine Museum, Massey University,  Wellington New Zealand
  • The Zine Museum, Featherston Booktown, Featherston School, Featherston New Zealand
  • 2017 Annual Artist Showcase, Kincaids, Fairfield Illinois

2016

  • Making Muses, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver Colorado
  • Hit The Road, The Photocopy Club, Fotofestiwal, ART_INKUBATOR Festival Centre, Lodz Poland
  • Xerox and Destroy 2, The Photocopy Club, Unveil'd Photography Festival, Exeter, Devon, UK
  • Photobookshow Kyiv, Ya Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Annual Shrode Juried Photography Exhibition, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon Illinois 
  • Making Muses, PhotoSummer, CFA Downtown Studio, Albequrque New Mexico
  • Postage Required, Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro Vermont
  • INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Creativity Redefined, Cedarhurst Center For The Arts, Mount Vernon Illinois
  • Zine World, The Photocopy Club, Fotofestiwal, ART_INKUBATOR Festival Centre, Lodz Poland
  • INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks, Center for Creative Photography, Tuscon Arizona
  • The Impossible Image, The Photocopy Club, Liège, Belgium
  • Fishing For iconography 2, A Smith Gallery, Johnston City Texas
  • OutlookOnline exhibition, Flash Powder Projects
  • Life Still, Online exhibition, Flash Powder Projects 
  • All Visual Triangle 6, Hillsborough, North Carolina 
  • Arts Annual, Frontier College, Fairfield Illinois
  • The Zine Museum, Tauranga Zine Fest, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga New Zealand 
  • This is it, Online exhibition, Streit House Space

2015

  • Viewpoint: Landscape and Architecture, Black Box Gallery, Portland Oregon
  • Annual Shrode Juried Photography Exhibition, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon Illinois 
  • Photobook 2014 (Midwest Dirt photobook) Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester Massachusetts. Jurors Paula Tognarelli and Karen Davis
  • Photobooks: Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens Greece
  • Zine World, (Midwest Dirt - Bootleg Edition and All Night Long vol.5) Doomed Gallery, London, UK
  • Permanent Gravy Stretch, Gravy Studio, Philadelphia Pennsylvania 
  • Miscellanea, Kansas City Art Institute (East Gallery), Kansas City, Missouri 
  • Here and Away, Art Garage, Young Space, Green Bay Wisconsin
  • Fishing For Iconography, A Smith Gallery, Johnston City Texas
  • Creativity Redefined, Cedarhurst Center For The Arts, Mount Vernon Illinois
  • A Feeling of Connection to Place, Tent Gallery, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Summer 2015, Online exhibition, Streit House Space
  • Big Picture Colorado, Denver Colorado
  • Re:Generation, Young Space, Appleton Wisconsin 
  • Arts Annual, Frontier College, Fairfield Illinois
  • Photo Paste, Baltimore Maryland 
  • Lets Get Xeroxing, The Photocopy Club, Book And Job Gallery, San Francisco, California.
  • Light Reading, (Midwest Dirt photobook) as part of The Natural Collection (The Photobook Club) Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, Australia
  • Zinester Art, Lucky Cat Gallery, Milwaukee Wisconsin  
  • 2015 Annual Artist Showcase, Kincaids, Fairfield, Illinois

2014

  • Photobook 2014, (Midwest Dirt photobook) Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, New York. Jurors Paula Tognarelli and Karen Davis
  • Annual Shrode Juried Photography Exhibition, Cedarhurst Center For The Arts, Mount Vernon, Illinois (Awarded First Prize)
  • Filter Photo Festival Photobook Exhibition, (Midwest Dirt photobook) Madison Public Library, Maddison, Wisconsin,  Juror Gregory Harris
  • Filter Photo Festival Photobook Exhibition, (Midwest Dirt photobook) Harrington College of Design, Chicago, Illinois. Juror Gregory Harris
  • All Visual Triangle 5, Hillsborough, North Carolina
  • H Book Show (Photobookshow) (Midwest Dirt photobook) Doomed Gallery, London
  • Petty Thieves 5 projection, Hell & Gone Gallery, Brooklyn, New York 
  • Portrait: A Picture Show, Black Box Gallery, Portland Oregon. Juror Holly Andres
  • INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks, (Midwest Dirt photobook) Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Az. Jurors: Mary Virginia Swanson, Darius Himes, Larissa Leclair, Abigail Nersesian, Jennifer Barnella, Joshua Chuang and Becky Senf
  • Zines of the Zone, Stray Books Festival, (Midwest Dirt photobook) Red Gallery, London
  • Thesaurus, Oranbeg Press, Dossier Outpost, New York, New York
  • Oranbeg Net 08, Dossier Outpost, New York, New York
  • Do not delete, Online exhibition, Curated by Joe Fletcher Orr for Trip Magazine

2013

  • Big Picture Colorado, Denver Colorado
  • Annual Shrode Juried Photography Exhibition, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon Illinois (Awarded honorable mention)
  • Petty Thieves Three projection, Petworth Citizen & Reading Room, Washington D.C. 

2010

  • Day of the Dead projection show, Centro Fotografico Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico 

Selected Collections

  • Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, The Indie Photobook Library Collection
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection
  • RISD Fleet Library Special Collections
  • University of Chicago Library Special Collections 
  • London College of Communication Zine Collection
  • Colorado College Zine Collection
  • Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections
  • The Publishing Center at Salt Lake Community College
  • Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection
  • Hampshire College Zine Collection
  • Greenfield Community College- Nahman-Watson Library
  • Dallas Public Library  Zine Collection 
  • Salt Lake City Public Library Alternative Press Collection
  • University of Missouri Kansas City, LaBudde Special Collections
  • Wayne County Historical Society Museums 
  • The Natural Collection - The Photobook Club
  • Long Beach Public Library Zine Collection
  • Booklet Library, Tokyo, Japan
  • The Library Project, Ireland 

Lectures & Presentations

  • In Print: Photobook Panel, Moderated by Stella Kramer, PhotoNOLA 2015,  Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans Louisiana
  • Artist Talk, LATITUDE, November 2016
  • Guest Speaker,  East Carolina University, September 2016

Residencies, Awards & Honors

  • Artists Residency, Public Collectors Joong Boo Residency Winter 2017, Chicago Illinois
  • Artists Residency, LATITUDE, Fall 2016, Chicago Illinois 
  • Midwest Dirt photobook shortlisted for Athens Photo Festival 2015 Photobook Show
  • Artists Residency, Standard Projects, Summer 2015, Hortonville Wisconsin
  • 2014 Annual Shrode Juried Photography Competition. Awarded First Prize
  • 2013 Annual Shrode Juried Photography Competition. Awarded Honorable Mention



Curatorial Experience

  • The Zine Shelf, LATITUDE, Chicago Il, Fall 2016, co-curated with Matthew David Crowther
  • Portrait, LATITUDE, Chicago Il, Fall 2016, Juror
  • Same Coin Show Vol. IIII Beesonstock Music and Arts Festival, Cisne Il, Fall 2016
  • Same Coin Show Vol. III, Beesonstock Music and Arts Festival, Cisne Il, Summer 2016
  • Same Coin Show Vol. I, Beesonstock Music and Arts Festival, Cisne Il, Summer 2015
  • Same Coin Show Vol. II, GTFO Gallery, Murphysboro Il, Fall 2015

Professional Development

  • Flash Powder Retreat, Highlands, NC, 2015
  • Workshop with David Alan Harvey, Oaxaca Mexico 2010
  • Workshop with David Alan Harvey, Clarksdale Mississippi 2012

Online

The Huffington Post, Burn Magazine, The British Journal of PhotographyFraction Magazine,  Aint-Bad, MediumFraction Magazine Issue 50The American Guide, Darwin MagazineF-Stop Magazine #66F-Stop Magazine #65The Heavy Collective, BKN Gallery, Strant Mag Vol.4, Oranbeg Net 04Oranbeg Net 08Oranbeg InquiresRoughSide Mag, The Photobook Club, Design Observer,   Mull It OverHowl ZineThe Swap, Young-SpaceWave PoolMutant Space, Stolen Ground, Stolen Ground (Interview), Pool ResourcesSweet StationNope FunSaint-Lucy, Camera Reality, Fraction Magazine Issue 74, Hashtag Photography Magazine Issue 11The Gallery Carte Blanche Blogzzzzoom, Ten Pictures of You, Of The Land & Us,  LandlockedTop Photography FilmsTrip MagAccidental ZineSame Coin PressDark Silience in SuburbiaPhone Home PressA Picture A DayStay YoungThe Darwin Magazine Blog, and many others


Photobook Features And Reviews

Self Publish Be Happy, The Indie Photobook Library (Midwest Dirt), The Indie Photobook Library (All Night Long Vol. 2), The Indie Photobook Library (Tank Batteries), The Indie Photobook Library (All Night Long Vol.5), Phone Home PressThe Independent Photobook (Midwest Dirt), The Library Project, Darwin MagazineThe Independent Photobook (Tank Batteries)The Independent Photobook (All Night Long Vol.3)The Independent Photobook (Midwest Dirt Bootleg edition), Virtual Bookshelf (Midwest Dirt Bootleg Edition), The Booklet Library, Nope Fun, Nope Fun (Midwest Dirt Bootleg Edition), PhosmagThe Natural Collection, Young Space, Get Addicted To, Tub Library (Tank Batteries)Tub Library (Nothing Ever Happens), Tub Library (All Night Long vol.2), Tub Library (All Night Long vol.3), Wine & BowtiesThe Photobook Club, Akina


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