Nathan Wade Carter is a poet, musician, and artist living in Portland, Oregon.

He writes and performs music under the name Purrbot. He has released six full-length albums, and has played shows across the globe. He has shared bills with Tegan & Sara, Little Wings, Dan Deacon, Ariel Pink, Real Live Tigers, Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, and many other talented folks.

He studied Fine Art/Printmaking at The University of Montana. He has self-published countless zines of drawings and writing, and has been publishing his mail zine Will You Marry Me _____? since 2007. Five of his sketchbooks are a part of the Brooklyn Art Library’s permanent collection as a part of The Sketchbook Project through the Art House Co-op, and have toured the United States with their Mobile Library. He taught his class Shut Up & Sketchbook—an introduction to unconventional sketchbooking—at the Attic Institute.

He is currently writing a new album, working on paintings for a solo art show, and compiling a chapbook of his poems.