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 Little Wings, Ariel Pink, Southerly, Dan Deacon, Real Live Tigers, Thanksgiving, Your Heart Breaks, Karl Blau, Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, Dear Nora, The Ocean Floor, Thousands, Meyerecord, Shelby Sifers, Jordaan Mason, Like a Villain, Ruthann Friedman, Jordan OJordan, Bob Schwenkler, Marius, 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 Librarys 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 & Sketchbookan introduction to unconventional sketchbookingat 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.