Brooklyn artist Jack Nantz, alias ‘Natz’ to many for the long ago tag that he’d spray paint the walls with, has been active in various capacities within the fringes of New York City’s Avante garde and underground for 30 plus years, playing bass guitar with seminal punk bands The Undead, Virus, and Pure Schism.Playing with the Black Snakes with Richard Kern, he came to be involved with the super-8 film underground," Cinema of Transgression" appearing in Kerns “Submit to Me Now” and the Body Bomb Video for the Unsane, as well as Tommy Turner and David Wojnarowvicz’s “Where Evil Dwells” and eventually acting and co-directing “Wrecked on Cannibal Island” with Cassandra Stark.
In 1989 He returned to music as a founding member of the industrial noise rock band Cop Shoot Cop. Cop went on to record several full length LP’s, singles and EP’s and toured successfully throughout Japan, Europe and the U.S..
Early on in NYC the band was notorious for its bombardment of often controversial posters which would occasionally find themselves plastered on the sides of police vans. More recently, Nantz has toured and recorded with Lubricated Goat and the Unsane.
However, since 2004, Nantz has focused his creativity exclusively on making his collages, paintings and found object sculptures. His work most recently has been exhibited in Exploding Sky Gallery, The Bowery Space, Howl Festival, and the 10-11 Gallery on Avenue C. Nantz now Lives and Works, in Brooklyn, NYC.