Jacob Nader is visual artist and author who holds an MFA in figurative sculpture. He began exploring storytelling and writing as an extension of his art practice in 2017. Jacob wrote his first novel, A Lantern in the Shade, while living and working in the SWANA region. He self-published the book from his Brooklyn apartment in August of 2020.
Jacob has collaborated with various international arts institutions as an artist-in-residence and visiting instructor, including the Museum of Art & Design, HANGAR Center of Artistic Research, and La Escuela de Diseño de Altos de Chavón. His projects have earned Brooklyn Arts Council grants, and he has taught at the Bedford Hills Women's Prison College Program - Marymount Manhattan College, Pace University, and the New York State Summer School of the Arts, where he is also the Assistant Artistic Director. He is currently living in Brooklyn, NY, where he is preparing for upcoming projects and residencies.