Nathan DiPietro

Nathan DiPietro

DiPietro’s newest body of work explores the integration of invasive plant species into the NW environment. Blackberries, knotweed, dandelions, and ivy blend with madronas and sword ferns in this “new Northwest landscape”. These individual plant species are deconstructed into a palette of leaves, petals, stems, and seeds for painting/construction of 3d models in virtual reality.

Nathan DiPietro received his BFA from Central Washington University in 2003. He is represented in Seattle by Woodside/Braseth Gallery. His work has been reviewed in Art in America, Art LTD, The Seattle Times, and The Stranger. He has been the recipient of a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, Neddy Artist Award in painting, two Art 4 Culture Special Project Grants, and an Artist Trust GAP Grant.

"I approach the landscape as if constructing a stage set, sculpting land forms and placing characters and objects with a focus on story telling. The goal is sterile beauty, the result of dominion over the environment.

My previous body of work injected the idealized agrarian landscape with ritual, reenactments, and historical characters.

For Juan de Fuca Reenactment, the two Spanish ships of Juan de Fuca's exploration of the western coast enter a small coastal residence. Recreating a landing and flag raising highlights the control imposed upon the landscape.

Geometrically exacting, rigidly built structures, be they house or tree contrast the original wilderness destination of these explorers. With nothing left to discover these inhabitants reenact history to indulge impulses left wanting."  - Nathan DiPietro

Port Ludlow Summer Bouquet | 40" x 26" | digital print mounted on plexi | 2019

Deep Waterfall | 45" x 8" | egg tempera on panel | 2018

Carnival Glass Flowers | 22" x 22" | egg tempera on panel | 2018

Deep Style Nature | 42" x 23" | egg tempera on panel | 2018

Deep Symmetrical Frame | 18" x 45" | egg tempera on panel | 2018

Deep Symmetrical Flowers II | 22" x 22" | egg tempera on panel | 2018

Deep Symmetrical Flowers | 22" x 22" | egg tempera on panel | 2018

Versailles Symmetry Forest | 18" x 22" | digital print mounted on light box ed. 1/3 | 2018

Bouquet Symmetry | 17.75" x 21.75" | digital print mounted on light box ed. 1/5 | 2019

Gesture Plant Forms | 21.75" x 17.75" | digital print mounted on light box ed. 1/5 | 2019

Floral Planes and World Sphere | 17.75" x 21.75" | digital print mounted on light box ed. 1/5 | 2019

Forest Undergrowth Form | 21.75" x 17.75" | digital print mounted on light box ed. 1/5 | 2019

Northwest Forest Scene II | 16" x 16" | virtual reality derived digital print on plexiglass | 2017

Northwest Forest Scene III | 16" x 16" | virtual reality derived digital print on plexiglass | 2017

Nature Experience | 22" x 22" | egg tempera on panel | 2015