Born and raised outside of Pittsburgh in the town of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, currently living and working between DC and NYC.
Nate began his working career as a critical care registered nurse, he received a BSN in nursing in 2009 and has since worked in a medical-surgical intensive care unit, a stroke unit, a neuroscience-surgical intensive care unit and a recover unit. He worked as a critical care registered nurse for nine years. He began pursuing the arts in 2008, first it was music, violin. He then started pursuing the visual arts in 2010. A self taught artist, drawing inspiration from anatomy, physiology, disease processes and his nursing experience as a care taker of patients and their family members he creates stunning, intricate 2-3d sculptures out of single sheets of paper that visually combines the aesthetics of drawing, sculpture, etching, embroidery, and textiles. His approach to his work is often instinctive and free while at the same time surgically precise. Lewis’s work pushes the idea of freedom within boundaries, and seeks to confront perceptions of vulnerability, tragedy, and time.