about

Nathan
Seay

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.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

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

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

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

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