Nathaniel Donnett lives and works in Houston, Texas. Donnett received his BA in Fine Arts from Texas Southern University and is a 2021 MFA Candidate in Painting at the Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut. Donnett is a current recipient of a 2020 Dean’s Critical Practice Research Grant and a 2020 Art and Social Justice Initiative Grant. Donnett is a recipient of a 2019 (Fresh Arts Houston) and 2018 (Project Row Houses) community-based art project commission for his ongoing What’s The New News project and a 2015 Houston Downtown Vehicular Wayfinding Signs Project public art commission. Donnett has also received the 2017/2011 Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant, a 2014 Harpo Foundation Grant, 2015/2011 Idea Fund/Andy Warhol Foundation Grant, and a 2010 Artadia Award. His work has been shown widely, including at Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach; Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando, Florida; Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas; McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Charlotte, North Carolina; American University Museum at The Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.