Bruce Nauman (born 1941) is a contemporary American artist living and working in New Mexico. Nauman studied mathematics and physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before going on to study art at the University of California at Davis. Nauman began his artistic career in the 1960s, joining a group of artists that chose new, innovative ideas over traditional art forms. Today, his work continues to work in various mediums, including photography, neon, video art, drawing, printmaking, performance and sculpture.
Nauman’s work is varied and does not conform to one particular artistic style or movement, though his work is influenced by Minimalism and Conceptualism. His works have been exhibited at the Deutsche Guggenheim, Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. Bruce Nauman’s White Anger, Red Danger, Yellow Peril, Black Death exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City runs through February 2013.