about the artist

Nathan was born in Englewood, Colorado in 1989. After studying in an atelier setting with Internationally recognized portrait painter Vilas Tonape for 4 years, he then proceeded to the University of South Florida where he graduated in 2014. Following graduation, Nathan continued his training abroad with a stint at the Repin Academy in St. Petersburg and a one year artist residency at Muamsa Temple in South Korea.

Nathan has participated in exhibitions across the United States and in South Korea, and his work has been published in The Artist Magazine. In 2018 Nathan was commissioned to complete the official portrait for the Dean of the University of Portland. Nathan is a recipient of the John F and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship, and a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. He currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

Exhibitions

2021 | Collection, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Oregon

2018 | Portrait, CICA Museum, Gimpo, South Korea

2018 | Suspended Moments, Solo Exhibition, High and Low Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2016 | Group Exhibition, High and Low Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2015 | High and Low Gallery Inaugural Show, Portland, Oregon

2013 | Richeson 75 International Portrait Competition, Kimberly, Wisconsin

2013 | Faces and Figures, Visual Art Center, Punta Gorda, Florida

2013 | Five by Five, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida

2012 | The Buddy System: The Art of Companionship, St. Augustine Art Association, St. Augustine, Florida

2010 | Race for the Arts, Bartow, Florida

2010 | Walking in my Mind, Arts on the Park Gallery, Lakeland, Florida

2010 | Faces and Figures, Visual Art Center, Punta Gorda

2010 | Parallel Explorations (two-man show), Wakeman’s Park View Gallery, Lakeland, Florida

2010 | Line Shape Color (two-man show), Arts on the park Gallery, Lakeland, Florida

Honors

2019 | Finalist, Art Renewal Center Annual Salon

2018 | The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Montreal, Québec, Canada

2016 | Finalist, Art Renewal Center Annual Salon

2016 | Spotlight Artist, The Artist’s Magazine Feature Article

2014 | The John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2014 | Portrait Society of America Tuition Scholarship, Washington DC.

2013 | Finalist, Richeson 75 International Portrait Competition, Kimberly, Wisconsin

2012 | Art Department Scholarship, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

2011 | Best of Painting, Student Show, Polk State College Gallery, Lakeland, Florida

2011 | Best of Show, Student Show, Polk State College Gallery, Lakeland, Florida

2011 | Third Place, Fine Arts Show, Arts on the Park, Lakeland, Florida