Nathaniel Cummings-Lambert is a PhD student in the Anthropology department and Culture and Media certificate program at New York University. He holds a BA in Religious Studies from Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts and an MFA in Art from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). He is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians located in Cherokee, North Carolina.
His research focuses on ethnographic film and contemporary Indigenous art, film and video practices as well as the development of tourism, cultural heritage sites, and the local economy in Cherokee, NC and the greater Western North Carolina region through tribal, state and federal agencies. His art has been exhibited at Alta Art Space in Malmö, Sweden (2019), Socrates Sculpture Park (2018-2019), Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT (2018), LAVA Projects, Los Angeles, CA (2017). His films have been screened at the Asinabka Festival (2021), Engauge Experimental Film Festival (2019), Northampton Film Festival (2019), Milwaukee Underground Film Festival (2018), Cosmic Rays Film Festival (2018), Anti-Matter Film Festival (2011), and the Dorothy H. Hirshon Film Festival (2011).