Nate Lerner Nate Lerner



I am based in New Haven, Connecticut and make pictures using film (processed by hand in my home studio) and digital methods. I am interested in place, culture, and time as reflected through natural and built environments - the spaces/ideas we create and the ways that we inhabit or abandon them. Ultimately, I am concerned with human experiences of the sublime and the mundane (put differently, magic and trauma), especially the moments where those geographies intersect. 

Flatfile at Artspace New Haven. 

Say hello at lerner(dot)nate(at)gmail(dot)com.


Master of Arts, Liberal Studies (2014-2017)
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
• Photography studies with Marion Belanger
GPA: 4.06

Undergraduate Diploma, Composition (honors) (2001-2005)
Longy School of Music of Bard College, Cambridge, MA


Sanctuary Cities and the Politics of the American Dream, New Haven, CT October-November 2019 (curated by Luciana Q. McClure) 

In Plain Sight/Site, Artspace, New Haven, CT November 2018-March 2019 (curated by Niama Safia Sandy)

#Unload, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT October 2018

City Wide Open Studios, Yale West Campus, New Haven, CT October 2018

Folded, Artspace New Acquisitions, Hull’s Second Story Gallery, New Haven, CT June 2018 (curated by Katy Rosenthal)

EXPOSED, The Range at Lotta Studio, New Haven, CT November-December 2017


The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT  November-December 2019


Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT January 2018-2019


10+ years of management work in higher education which has limited bearing on my artistic practice. Currently a director at Wesleyan University.