Nathan Watson
Shades Of Grey, 2009
wood, drywall and joint compound, glass

Artist Statement

Whenever I enter a space there is often a felt sense of order, restrictiveness, or purpose that is perhaps more felt than observed in the physical, but no less real or present.  In my most recent series of work for the exhibition Shades of Grey, I have allowed myself the freedom to edit and engage an environment with the hope of exposing and unraveling the complexities of the relationship between architecture and those present within it.  Each work in the exhibition considers the limitations of being confronted by a series of walls, but also the joy and freedom possible within a space made available for art production. 



2006 MFA candidate California College of Arts
2001 Pilchuck Glass School
1999 B.A. Centre College, Danville, Kentucky

Awards and Recognition

2003 Rhode Island Foundation “Support for New Art Work” Grant Award        
2003 Rhode Island State Council for the Arts Grant Award                        
2003 Visiting Artist, Centre College; presentation and demonstrations        
2004 Visiting Artist, Massachusetts College of Arts        
2004 Guest Lecturer for Glass Dept. California College of Arts
2005 George & Dorothy Saxe Scholarship Award
2005 Guest Lecturer for Glass Dept. California College of Arts                                          
2007 - 2009 Visiting professor of Art in Glass department of San Francisco State Uiversity        

2003 Rhode Island Foundation New Works Grant Exhibition, Providence Rhode Island
2004 Rhode Island Council for the Arts Installation, Providence, Rhode Island
2006 MFA Graduate Exhibition - Process  PLAYsPace Gallery, San Francisco