Nate McLeod is an artist, curator, and arts administrator who received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2010. McLeod has been involved in the founding of numerous projects including The Bakery (a studio collective offering affordable studio space to emerging artists), Fresh Bread (a print and web-based publication focused on the practices of Calgary based artists), and AVALANCHE! Institute of Contemporary Art (a gallery, shop, and studio space dedicated to emerging, experimental practices). In addition, McLeod has curated several independent exhibitions and is the Assistant Curator of Contemporary Calgary. Recent studio projects have focused on ideas of ownership, authenticity, immediacy, value, remediation, and the role of the Internet and other digital technologies in contemporary painting.