All I want to do is paint.
Nate Otto is an artist, illustrator, and muralist based in Chicago. His work occupies its own lane somewhere in between the worlds of folk art, street art, lowbrow art, and contemporary fine art. His paintings and drawings are ruminations on urban life and landscape and stylistic explorations into what Nate dubs “whateveriwanttodoism.”
2018 was a busy year. In addition to art shows in Chicago, Austin, and San Francisco, Nate did over a dozen murals in Chicago, and additional mural work in Detroit, San Francisco, Santa Clara, and Madison. He also did client work with Apple Vans, and others, and illustration for NPR, Warby Parker, and Basecamp.
2019 is shaping up to be just as busy.
Upcoming solo shows 2019
Nate Otto: City and Sky, Opening March 2nd
Yarddog Art Gallery
Nate Otto: Panels and Paper, Opening May 3rd
Nate Otto: New Works, Opening October 4th
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