|NATHAN HUFF produces paintings, drawings, and sculpture that
create freewheeling narratives: personal 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, churches, 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.|
Born: New Orleans, 1981
Drawing and Painting, CSULB. Long Beach, CA
Atelier School of Art, Encinitas, CA
Art Education. Azusa Pacific University, CA
Studies. Gordon College. Orvieto, Italy
College. Escondido, CA
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS * indicates Solo Exhibitions
(Forthcoming) Flock, Lotus Land, Santa Barbara, CA
ArtWatch 2014: Young Careers - SB to Greater LA, Ridley Tree Museum of Art, Westmont College. Santa Barbara, CA
MAS attack 6, Torrance Art Museum. Torrance, CA
*Domesticating Disturbances, Curated Jennifer Frias, Culver and Sweeney Art Galleries, UCR Arts Block, Riverside, 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
Storytellers, Curated Jeff Rau, Biola University Art Gallery, La Mirada, CA
Connect and Collect, San Jose Institute of Contemporary
Familiar/Unfamiliar, Manual History Machines Casa Agave, Joshua Tree, CA
Peaceable Kingdom, Bedford Gallery; Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
*Tension/Intention, L Gallery, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa
Refresh: Furniture and Fiber, Zask Gallery, Palos Verdes
NOW, Curated Hilary Norcliff, EXPO Building, Long Beach
Case Sudy Los Angeles II. On the Perimeter, Curated Devon Tsuno. Jaus Gallery, Pasadena
Human Presence, JK Gallery, Curated Tomas Whittaker Kidd. Culver City, Los Angeles
Encountering Place, Art in Embassies, Wellington, New Zealand
Liminal Examinations, PS Zask Gallery, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
* Downward Digging the Wrong Side Up, Biola University, La Mirada, CA
Excavations and Constructions, Phantom Galleries, Long Beach Curated by Six Pack projects.
two-person exhibition with Jonathan Anderson.
Open Show 2010, Los Angeles Art Association. Curated by Franklin Sirmans, Curator of Contemporary Art at LACMA. Los Angeles, CA
* Nathan Huff, Sculptures and Drawings. D.E.N. contemporary, PDC B261. West Hollywood, CA
LIMBO, and other conversations. Collaboration with Christina Shurts, DDR Projects, Santa Anna.
Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
Tubular! Pacific Design Center.Curated by Doug Harvey, Los Angeles, CA
* The Launch; Absurd Excavations; Part B. Marilyn Werby Gallery, CSULB
Objectivity, Curated Chris Alegra, Merlino Gallery, CSULB. Long Beach, CA
States, Trebor and Nevets Gallery,
Long Beach, CA
and More; Absurd Excavations Part A, Gatov Gallery. CSULB, CA
2009, California State Long
Beach Art Museum. Long Beach, CA
Dreams, The Royal Theatre aboard the Queen Mary. Long Beach, CA
Change, Werby Gallery. CSULB, Curated Christina Shurts, Long Beach, CA
OverHung, Concrete Walls Gallery. Los Angeles, CA
Approaching Memory, Curated Marie Thibeault, The Loft. San Pedro, CA
Liminal, Dutzi Gallery, CSU Long Beach. Curated Chris Alegra, Long Beach, CA
and Other Realities, Portfolio Coffeehouse. Long Beach, CA
Insights, University Art Museum, CSU Long
Beach, Long Beach, CA
Student Exhibition, 301
Pine. Long Beach, CA
American Painters, Galerie View. Salammbo, Tunisia
Encounters, The Ranch. Escondido, CA
The Artist Space, Del Mar, CA
Spring, Sotherland studio and
garden. Escondido, CA
Small Images, The Lillian Berkley Collection,
Artistic Collections. Escondido, CA
of Europe, The
Ranch. Escondido, CA
Heritage Revisited, The Julian
Gallery. Julian, CA
Vessels for the Divine, Gallery West,
Azusa Pacific University. Azusa, CA
Reflections of Orvieto, Darling Hall Library, Azusa, CA
Orvieto, The Convent of San Lodovico, Orvieto, Italy
San Giovannale Quarter. Third place
in Juried Exhibition, Orvieto, Italy
2011 Visiting Artist Lecture, Idylwild Arts, School of the Arts. Devon Tsuno color class.
Artist Lecture. Biola University Art Gallery, La Mirada
2010 Outsanding Leadership in the Academic Community. College of the Arts, CSULB
Werby Scholarship Recipient
Visiting Artist Lecture.
Drawing Club. CSULB. Oct
2008 Dean’s Purchase Award. College of the Arts CSULB.
Juried Exhibition, “Insights”
Visiting Artist Lecture, Escondido Art Association. Escondido, CA. Oct.
Place, Juried Exhibition, “Colors of Fall.” EAP, Escondido, Oct.
Arts Graduate, Azusa Pacific University.
Scholarship, Azusa Pacific University. 2000-2003.
Place, Juried Exhibition, “San Giovannale Quarter”, Orvieto Italy.
Featured Artist, Dinner Rally Fund Raiser. Azusa Pacific University. Oct.
of Roses. Jan 2003. Inauguration ceremony , Duke Academic Complex
Featured Artist, Azusa City Chalk Festival. Sponsored by Azusa Management
Association. Oct., 2002/2004.
TEACHING and CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE
Westmont College, Assistant Professor of Art, 2013-present
Los Angeles Southwest College, Adjunct Lecturer, 2013
California State University Long Beach. Adjunct Lecturer, Foundation 2-D Design, Drawing, Fall 2010-2013
Art in Embassies, Guest Curator, Wellington, NZ 2011
Azusa Pacific University. Adjunct Lecturer, MFA mentor. Present
Biola University. Adjunct Lecturer, Figure Studies, Drawing 1& 2, Art Appreciation, Design Charette, Spring 2011 - 2013
CoCurator, GLAMFA.and Open
Studios (Greater LA MFA) 4th
year. Sept 7, 2008.
Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Assistant. Cal State Long Beach.
Art Instructor, The Oceanside Museum School of ART. Oceanside, CA
Art Instructor, Escondido Adult Ed. ROP. Escondido, CA 2006-2007
Guest Demonstrator, EAA 2006, Ramona Art Guild, Feb 2007, Aug 2008, Jan 2009.
Art Juror. Escondido Art
Association “Celebration” Nov.
Rancho Bernardo Art Association, Nov 2007, Sept 2008.
Painting and Sculpture Instructor, ROP Adult Ed. Escondido, CA 2005-2007
Mural Seminar, Choice Program San Marcos, CA 2005
Substitute Teacher. Secondary Education, Escondido 2005
ESL Instructor. Rome, Italy 2004
ESL Instructor. Prague, Czech Republic 2004
Art Jurist, CSI school arts festival 2002