Faculty portfolios

  • Node F: Arny Nadler
  • Beacons, 2008. Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
    Beacons, 2008. Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
  • Beacons, 2008. Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
    Beacons, 2008. Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
  • From the vent series, 2008. Painted steel, 18" H x 18" W x 2" D. Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
    From the vent series, 2008. Painted steel, 18" H x 18" W x 2" D. Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
  • From the vent series, 2008. Painted steel, 18" H x 18" W x 2" D. Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
    From the vent series, 2008. Painted steel, 18" H x 18" W x 2" D. Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
  • From the vent series, 2008. Painted steel, 16" H x 18" W x 2" D. Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
    From the vent series, 2008. Painted steel, 16" H x 18" W x 2" D. Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

Arny Nadler

Associate Professor

Chair, Undergraduate Art

Phone: 
314-935-8405
Fax: 
314-935-6462

Bixby 215

Campus Box 1031
Biography 

Arny Nadler's work explores the predicament of the human form—its fragility and dominance in the environment. Exploiting the natural plasticity of ceramics, his sculpture situates the body in a state of ambiguous metamorphosis. Irregular outgrowths in the material signal erratic germination or atrophy. By working against symmetry, he challenges the expectations of wholeness for the body. Their stilled and puzzled nature is a grasping for truth or a viable belief system.

Nadler earned his BFA in Sculpture from Washington University and his MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He was awarded a $20,000 Regional Arts Commission Fellowship, and has also received a George Sugarman Foundation grant and two Sam Fox School Faculty Creative Activity Research Grants. In 2012, Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis commissioned him to create the permanent, site-specific sculpture Whelm. Nadler has exhibited his sculpture at the Newport Beach-California Civic Center, Evanston Art Center, Turchin Art Center, Sculpture Key West, Kingston Sculpture Biennial, Maryland Hall Center for the Creative Arts, Millikin University, Western Michigan University, Rockland Center for the Arts, University of Alabama in Huntsville, and the Mitchell Museum. His work has been reviewed in Art in America and other notable publications.