Studio Resident (2017 - 2018)
Rocket Grant (2017)
Statement of Work
S.E. Nash, a visual artist, and food fermentation experimentalist, recently moved to Kansas City from New York City in 2016. Nash’s sculptures and artistic engagements promote thinking with microorganisms. A food fermentation residency with Sandor Katz in 2014 was the catalyst to create sculptures that interact with vessels of fermented foods. The sculptures are constructed as environments and repositories for the vessels, each relating to the research of specific fermentation substrates and histories. Part science workshop, part kitchen lab, the fermentation sculpture experiments are observed throughout the display period and are harvested and eaten as a culminating experience of exhibited sculptures.
Nash was born in Memphis, TN in 1980. They received an MFA in painting from Yale University in 2005 and a BFA in painting from the University of Tennessee in 2003. Nash is a Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Resident for the 2016-2017 year.