Nathan Huff produces paintings, drawings, and sculpture that create freewheeling narratives: stories of suspending gravity, traversing emotional vertigo, and sorting reservoirs of memories. He earned an MFA in Drawing and Painting from California State University Long Beach, a degree in art education from Azusa Pacific University, and has also studied art in Italy, France, the UK, and Spain. Actively exhibiting in Los Angels and abroad, his work has been collected throughout the west by universities, institutions, and private individuals. Nathan has taught classes with art students at CSU Long Beach, LA Southwest College, Biola University, and Azusa Pacific University as an adjunct lecturer. Currently he works as an Assistant Professor of Art at Westmont College in Santa Barbara.


MFA, Drawing and Painting, California State Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
2003     BA Art, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA


2016     (forthcoming) Memories Moving Walls, George Fox University, Oregon

2015     Playing Idioms, collaboration with Chris Rupp, Ridley Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

2014     Domesticating Disturbances, Culver and Sweeney Galleries, UCR, Riverside, CA

2013     Tension/Intention, L Gallery, Azusa Pacific University, CA

2011     Downward Digging the Wrong Side Up, Biola University, La Mirada, CA

2011     Excavations and Constructions, Six Pack Projects, Phantom Galleries, Long Beach

2010     Nathan Huff, Sculptures and Drawings, D.E.N. Contemporary, West Hollywood, CA

2010      Liminal States, Oceanside Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA

2010      LIMBO, and other Conversations, DDR Projects, Santa Anna, CA

2010      The Launch. Absurd Excavations; B, Werby Gallery CSULB, Long Beach, CA

2009     Gravity and More. Absurd Excavations; A, Gatov Gallery, CSULB, Long Beach CA

2007     American Painters, Galerie View, Salammbo, Tunisia


2016    Tales that must be Told, Cypress College, Los Angeles, CA

            Dreaming the Real, South Bay Contemporary, San Pedro, CA

            UFOLOGY, Outpost Projects, Joshua Tree, CA

            Fresh stART, Barker Hanger, Santa Monica, CA

2015    Flock, curated Nancy Gifford, Lotus Land, Santa Barbara, CA

            Sculpture Show, ArtsFund Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2014    ArtWatch 2014: Young Careers SB to LA, Ridley Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

            Storytellers, curated Jeff Rau, Green Gallery, Biola University, La Mirada, CA

            Minuscule, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA

            Unexpected Activity, Angels Ink Gallery, San Pedro, CA

            Teachers Break to Create, Casa Magazine Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2013    Connect and Collect, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, CA

            Familiar/Unfamiliar, Manual History MachinesCasa Agave,  Joshua Tree, CA

            Peaceable Kingdom, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

            Refresh: Furniture and Fiber, Zask Gallery, Palos Verdes, CA

2012    Case Study Los Angeles II: On the Perimeter, Jaus Gallery and Concrete Walls, Santa Monica

            NOW, Curated Hilary Norcliff, Expo Building, Long Beach, CA

            Human Presence, JK Gallery, Culver City, CA

2011    Liminal Examinations, PS Zask Gallery, Palos Verdes, CA

             Encountering Place, Art in Embassies, Wellington, NZ

2010    Open Show 2010, Curated Franklin Sirmans, Los Angeles Art Association, LA, CA

             Mass Emergencies, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA 

             Tubular! Curated Doug Harvey, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA 

2009     Objectivity, Curated Chris Alegria, Merlino Gallery CSULB, Long Beach, CA

             Liminal States,Trebor and Nevets Gallery, Long Beach, CA

             4th Annual Ranch Show, The Ranch. Escondido, CA

             Café of Dreams, The Queen Mary Royal Theatre, Long Beach, CA

             Pocket Change, Curated  Christina Shurts, Werby Gallery CSULB, Long Beach, CA 

2008     OverHung, Concrete Walls, Los Angeles, CA

             Approaching Memory, The Loft, San Pedro, CA

             The Liminal,  Curated Chris Alegria, Dutzi Gallery, CSULB, Long Beach, CA

             Liminal Moments, The Ranch. Escondido, CA                

             Insights, University Art Museum, CSULB, Long Beach, CA

             Graduate Student Exhibition, 301 Pine, Long Beach, CA

2007     American Painters, Galerie View, Salammbo, Tunisia                    

             The Artist Space, The Artist Space, Del Mar, CA

             Facing Spring, Sotherland studio, Escondido, CA

2006     Small Images, The Lillian Berkley Collection, Escondido, CA

             Heritage Revisited, Shiva Artistic Collections, Escondido, CA

2003     Visions of Rome, Outdoors in front of the Coliseum, Rome, Italy

             Vessels for the Divine, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA

2002      San Giovanale Quarter, Chiesa di San Giovanale, Orvieto, Italy


2016     Professional Development Grant. Westmont College

2014     Professional Development Grant. Westmont College

2010     Outstanding Leadership in the Academic Community, Commencement CSULB

2009     Marylin Werby Scholarship Recipient, CSULB, Long Beach, CA

2008     Dean’s Purchase Award, College of the Arts California Sate University Long Beach, CA

2004     First Place, Juried Exhibition, Escondido Arts Colors of Fall, Partnership, Escondido, CA

2003     Outstanding Arts Graduate, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA

2002     Third Place, Juried Exhibition, San Giovanale Quarter, Orvieto, Italy      



2016     (Forthcoming) Artist Talk, George Fox University, Oregon

2014     Art Juror, Santa Barbara Art Association, Santa Barbara, CA

            Artist Talk, Sweeney and Culver Galleries, UCR Arts Block, Riverside, CA

2011     Guest Curator, Art in Embassies. Wellington, New Zealand (Exploring Place, Catalogue Essay)

            Art Juror, Dream Ability, Escondido Arts Partnership, Escondido, CA

            Visiting Artist, Idyllwild Summer Residency.  Devon Tsuno, exploring color.

2010     Visiting Artist, The Santiago Steps Salon, Seal Beach, CA.  Sept

            Performance, Chaos Confounded, with Barbara T Smith, Christen Sperry-                 Garcia, Highways, Santa Monica

            Visiting Artist, Rancho Bernardo Art Association, Nov 2007, Sept 2008, Sept 2010

2009     Visiting Artist Lecture, Drawing Club, CSULB, Long Beach, CA. Oct

             Visiting Artist, Ramona Art Guild, Feb 2007, Aug 2008, Jan 2009

2008     CoCurator, Greater LA MFA Exhibition, CSULB, (catalogue)

             Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Assistant.  CSULB, Long Beach, CA

             Visiting Artist, Escondido Art Association, Escondido, CA  Oct.

2006     Art Juror, Celebration, Escondido Art Association, Escondido, CA  Nov.




           Assistant Professor of Art, Westmont College - present


           Adjunct Lecturer, MFA Mentor, Azusa Pacific University

           Adjunct Lecturer, Los Angeles Southwest College.


           Adjunct Lecturer, Foundation 2-D Design, Foundation Drawing, CSU Long Beach

            Adjunct Lecturer, Drawing 1 &2, Figure Drawing, Charette Sacred Spaces,  Biola University

            Art Instructor, Huntington Beach Art Center.  Huntington Beach

            Art Instructor, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro


            Art Instructor, The Oceanside Museum School of ART. Oceanside, CA  

            Art Instructor, Escondido Adult School/ROP. Escondido, CA 


            EFL Instructor, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy

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