I try to make respectable, serious art, but something always goes wrong. My good intentions are inevitably overcome by the allure of the comic grotesque. If it isn’t weird, funny, or both, I lose interest. This goes back to my childhood, when I had the same sense of humor and strange fascinations without all of the societal pressure and judgement. As an adult, I must take my responsibilities seriously, but my art allows me to continue to play, laugh, and question the world like I did as a child.
Nathan Margoni is currently the Manager of Education at the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, MI. He received his BFA in Painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art and his MFA in Sculpture from SUNY Purchase College. He has exhibited work at Schulamit Nazarian (Los Angeles, CA), La Luz de Jesus (Los Angeles, CA), the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art (Grand Rapids, MI), and attended residencies at Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY), Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), Millay Colony (Austerlitz, NY) and Kaus Australis (Rotterdam, NL).