My recent drawing and painting installations create freewheeling narratives: personal stories of suspending gravity, traversing emotional vertigo, and sorting reservoirs of memories. I am fascinated by visual conversations that can occur between images and objects that tangentially relate yet lack a linear retelling. Exploring the gaps between visual perception and modes of representation, and possible interpretation of these objects provides a rich and fertile arena for my art making.


NATHAN HUFF                                                              

(626) 675 – 8507         


2010     MFA, Drawing and Painting, California State Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
2003     BA Art, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA



2019 The Stories We Tell Ourselves Sullivan Goss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2017     Sadness, Sleep, and Sanctity                        New Media Gallery, Ventura College, CA

2016     Memories Moving Walls                                Minthorne Gallery, George Fox University, Newberg, OR

             Playing Idioms again                                     SBCAST G Space, Santa Barbara, CA

2015     Playing Idioms                                                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

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

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

            Liminal States                                                  Oceanside Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA

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

            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



2019 The Drawing Room Vita Art Center, Ventura, CA

2018 Mentors and Makers Sullivan Goss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

Mostra Barrington Center for the Arts, Wenham, MA

Creative Hands Ridley Tree Museum, Santa Barbara, CA

2016    Still Life, from the permanent collection          Sweeny Gallery, Riverside, CA

Lauridsen Project: Les Chansiones des Roses George Fox University, Newberg, OR

            UFOLOGY                                                         Outpost Projects, Joshua Tree, CA

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

            Nature Humanity, Dream                                 South Bay Contemporary, San Pedro, 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

            Miniscule                                                          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 Machines   Casa 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 (catalogue)

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, CuratedChristina Shurts           Werby Gallery CSULB, Long Beach, CA (catalogue)

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                 

           Growth and Other Realities                                  Portfolio, Long Beach, CA

           Insights                                                                  University Art Museum, CSULB, Long Beach, CA

2007  Everyday Encounters                                           The Ranch, Escondido, CA                              

2006   Small Images                                                       The Lillian Berkley Collection, Escondido, CA

            Heritage Revisited                                               Shiva Artistic Collections, Escondido, CA

2003 Vessels for the Divine                                           Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA

2002   Orvieto                                                                 The Convent of San Lodovico, Orvieto, Italy

            San Giovanale Quarter                                        Chiesa di San Giovanale, Orvieto, Italy


Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Culver Center Museum and Sweeney Gallery, Riverside

California State University Long Beach

Lotus Land, Santa Barbara


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      



2019 Art Juror, Wilding Museum. Celebrating the National Parks

2017     Artist Talk, Ventura College, CA

2016     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, CA

            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, (Hosted guest lecturers, PR and promotion of events, and running technical needs.)

            Visiting Artist, Escondido Art Association, Escondido, CAOct.

2006   Art Juror, Celebration, Escondido Art Association, Escondido, CANov.



2013-Present     Assistant Professor of Art, Westmont College - present

2012-2015          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



Review - Artillery Magazine

Christopher Michno, November 4, 2014


Jean Claude Le Guic, September 2019


Essay - Sweeney Art Gallery

Jennifer Frias, Domesticating Disturbances, June - November, 2014


Video Interview - UCR ARTS block


Catalogue - Ridley Tree Museum of Art

Judy Larson, ART WATCH, Young Careers, SB-LA. 2015


Catalogue - Green Gallery

Jeff Rau, Storytellers, March 2014


Catalogue - Art in Embassies, New Zealand

Nathan Huff and James Brown, Encountering Place, 2011