Nat Meade paints formally exploratory portraits that dissect current and traditional masculine tropes and affectations.
Born in Massachusetts and raised in Portland, Oregon, Nat received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY in 2007 and his B.F.A, Summa cum Laude, from the University of Oregon in 2001. He is Assistant to the Chair of Fine Arts at Pratt, where he is also an instructor of drawing and painting at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He recently completed the Sharpe-Walentis studio program, in which he was granted a rent-free studio in DUMBO, Brooklyn for one year. The Wait, a solo exhibition, was exhibited at The Schneider Museum, Southern Oregon University, in late 2017. He was also the subject of recent features in Juxtapoz and Maake magazines.