Caleb Nussear


Caleb Nussear is an American artist living in New York City. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from Bard College at Simon’s Rock and an M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago.

Caleb’s work suggests a higher dimensional order and the equivalency of the human figure with a complex recursive geometry. Further influences are the natural landscape as it is found, an asymptotic “approach” to the work, and the sensuous and tensile drawn line. He is comfortable working in drawing, sculpture, installation, and performance.

Caleb exhibits his drawings and sculptures regularly at Massey Klein Gallery; Judson Memorial Church; Triskelion; the Katonah Museum of Art; Marymount Manhattan College, and Vaudeville Park.

Orpheus Carapace @ Sakura Matsuri 2018
115 x 80 x 10 cm
laser cut bronze acrylic mirror, fabric, hemp thread, nylon, buckles

The Orpheus Carapace is a small section of the Rhombus Penrose Tiling (P3). The photo is of the artist wearing the carapace at Sakura Matsuri; Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 2018. The carapace is made of laser-cut acrylic mirror tiles, each tile tied together with hemp thread to form a flexible, reflective surface. The carapace has bilateral symmetry in order to roughly fit human hips, shoulders, and torso. The axis is at the small of the back. The carapace is inspired by Japanese armor, and in a natural setting such as the one pictured above functions almost like a cloak of invisibility.

Muira Tray #3 : Quanta
35 x 35 x 3 cm
porcelain, reduction glazes

This is a porcelain tray slip-cast in the Muira paper folding pattern. The glazing is done in cone 10 reduction glazes. To create this tray, I folded the form in paper, then cast the paper form into kiln-slumped glass, and then cast the resultant glass surface into a plaster mold for a final slip-casting in porcelain. The tray can be used, displayed on a tabletop, or wall-mounted.