Cut the Cake
Date 2008
Dimensions 32"x 40"
Category Painting
Medium Oil on canvas
Genre Scenes
Period 21st Century

Nathan Budoff

"Cut the Cake " (2008)



Painter, draftsman, installation artist and translator. He received his BFA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He traveled to Colombia in 1993 as a Fulbright Fellow before settling in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1994. He has been invited as an artist to the University of Minnesota Duluth and for several symposiums in Medellín, Colombia. He has also been a finalist in several competitions, the Bienal de Dibujo in Tijuana and the Certamen Nacional de Artes Plásticas at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico. His interest in books and narrative lead him to produce three artist's books from the late 90s until 2003 (each book was designed, printed and bound by hand in a limited edition). In 2002, he competed for a public art commission as part of the Puerto Rico Public Art Program. He was selected to create "Con las Cotorras", a Byzantine mosaic 42 feet in diameter, was installed in 2003 at the Martínez Nadal station of the Tren Urbano. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Ucross Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, the American Academy in Rome and the Faculty Resource Network at NYU. His work has been included in group exhibitions in San Juan, Medellín, New York, Chicago, Minnesota, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Miami and Orlando. He recently presented a solo exhibition, Designing Utopias at MADMi (San Juan, PR), and a two-artist exhibition, Breadth, Growth and Terrain (in collaboration with Frances Gallardo, at the Rollins Art Museum, Florida, USA). His works are part of the public collections of the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, the Museo de Arte de Ponce, and the Museo de Arte de Caguas as well as the Catherine T. and John D. MacArthur Foundation, the Boston Public Library and the New York Public Library. While developing his artistic work, Budoff works with language, translation and linguistic evaluation. His recent work imagines spaces and relationships, often unexpected, between flora and fauna.