Nathan Gorgen                                                (845)249-9398

Fine Artist                                                       



2012                 ColumbusCollege of Art and Design; New Projects MFA

2008                Maryland Institute College of Art; BFA cum laude in Painting,Minor in Art History


2007                Ceramic Residency at Atelier Buffile,Aix-en-Provence, France

Art Exhibitions


Better Than Art, GroupExhibition, Modern Makers, Cincinnati, Ohio

Dada Lives!, Juried Group Exhibition, University ofCincinnati Blue Ash College, Blue Ash, Ohio


NathanGorgen, Juried Solo Exhibition, Roy G Biv Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

Art By America, Juried Exhibition, The ArtHouse, Chicago, Illinois

The OhioState Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, OhioArts Council Award, Juried Group Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio

InauguralJuried Exhibiton, OhioArts Council Riffe Gallery, Columbus, Ohio


Toledo Area Artists 2014, Juried Group Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, Tole-do, Ohio

The Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Juried Group Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio

Art From theHeartland, Juried Group Exhibition, Indianapolis Art Center, Indi- anapolis, Indiana

Beauty Matters Chautauqua Exhibition, Juried Group Exhibition, Eastern Ken- tucky University, Richmond Kentucky


In the Box: Mobile Experiences, ColumbusMuseum of Art, Columbus Ohio

In Loo, Group Exhibition, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus Ohio 

FromJoy to Terror, Traveling Juried Group Exhibition, School 33 Art Center, BaltimoreMaryland & The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, WilmingtonDelaware

Dream Rooms, Solo Exhibition, ColumbusMetropolitan Library, Columbus Ohio.


Under 40 show, Juried Group Exhibition,Woodstock Artist Association and Museum, Woodstock New York

InLight Richmond 2012, Juried Group Exhibition, 1708 Gallery, RichmondVir- ginia

Shifting Margins, Juried Group Exhibition,OFF Space, San Francisco California

Art Information, Juried Group Exhibition,ROY G BIV Gallery, Columbus Ohio 

InstallationNation, Juried Group Exhibition,Primary Colours, Indianapolis Indiana

First: The 2012 New Projects MFA Thesis Exhibition, Group Exhibition,Colum- bus College of Art and Design, Columbus Ohio


Any Way YouWant It, Group Exhibition, JunctionView Studios, Columbus Ohio 

Masterof Fine Arts First Year Exhibition, Group Exhibition, ColumbusCollege of Art and Design, Columbus Ohio


First Batch, Group Exhibition, Columbus Collegeof Art and Design, Columbus Ohio

FauxwardFocus, Solo Exhibition, GAS Gallery, Poughkeepsie New York

2009                Twisted Too,Group Exhibition, Twisted Soul Galleryand Restaurant, Pough- keepsie New York

2008                MICA Thesis Exhibition 2008, Group Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, BaltimoreMaryland

                         GAS Small Works Show, Group Exhibition, GAS Gallery, Poughkeepsie New York

2007                JuriedUndergraduate Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Maryland Institute Collegeof Art, Baltimore Maryland

                        Nate Gorgen, Jessica Montrose, and Sarah Pfau, Group Exhibition, MillStreet Loft, Poughkeepsie New York

                        Exposition d’Art, Group Exhibition,Centre d’Art et de Culture, Aix-en-Provence, France

Honors andAwards

2010                CCAD MFAScholarship

2004-2008       MICA AcademicHonors, Trustee, and National Art Honor Society Scholarships 2007   MICA Honors Program, Centre d’Art et de Culture,Aix-en-Provence, France


2013-2014       Adjunct Professor, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus Ohio: Instructor of record for Paintingand Color Theory, an freshman intro to painting class.Respon- sible for instruction in allpaint media and a variety of color theory systems.

2012    Continuing Education Instructor, Columbus Collegeof Art and Design, Columbus Ohio: Responsible for instructing students ofvarious skill-levels in the many techniquesand uses for the application of acrylic paint.Also responsible for someinstruction in drawing, composition and conceptual issues. Managed class,supplies, and syllabusconstruction independently.

2011    TeachingIntern, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus Ohio: Assistedin teaching of Color and Painting with Professor Carol Griffith. Primary responsibilities included assisting with classroom organization, technicaldemonstrations, student direction and critiqueand independent teaching/supervisionof the class on multiple occasions.

2007    Assistant Instructor, Art Institute of MillStreet Loft, Poughkeepsie New York: super- vised and instructed gifted high-school students in drawing and painting techniques for college admissionportfolio development.


2015-Current  Instructional Work Shop Manager, Studios forArt and Design Research, Ohio State University: Responsible for education andsafety of students and faculty in digital and traditional fabrication labs,managing work studies and graduate assistants and fabricating misc. items forthe art and design departments.

2014-2015       Lead Carpenter,Kobolt Studios, Columbus Ohio: Responsible for manufacturing, building,and painting theming elements forretail and restaurantenvironments.

2013-2014       LeadFabricator, Science Kinetics, Columbus Ohio: Responsible for designing andbuilding a variety of productionand custom science exhibits for display in

 science centers and museums around the world.

2012                ContingentPreparator, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio: As- sisted in all facets of Museum exhibition installation and de-installation, including gallerypainting, art handling, lighting design, construction and maintenance of display cases and general exhibition cleaning/upkeepduties.

2010-2012       StudentAffairs Assistant, Columbus Collegeof Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio:  Assisted students in the use of the Office ofCareer Services and all its aspects, including findinginternships for credit and working withthe Director and AssistantDirector on career planning.  Managed theonline job-posting website andthe office's social media presence.

2009-2010       Sales Associate, Plaza Artist Materials, Baltimore Maryland: Sold art supplies and custom picture framing. A vast knowledge of art-making tools,techniques, and troubleshooting was required in dealing with customer requests.

2008                EducationIntern, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore Maryland: Researched and created educational materials and artprojects. Worked directlywith children, familiesand students, and assisted with all aspects of the education office.

2006-2008       Building Monitor and Campus Safety Assistant,MICA, Baltimore Maryland: Managed the front desk at various campusbuildings, monitored security, and as- sistedvisitors and community members.

2004-2009 Assistantto Nestor Madelengoitia, Artist, Poughkeepsie New York: Performed studioand art installation work, assisted inmural painting and managing work- shopsfor high-risk teens and mental patients.


Word Processing, Excel, Power Point, Photoshop,Illustrator, InDesign, SketchUp, Fusion 360, able to maintain and operate most power tools including CNC routing equipment, 3d printers and laser cutters, high-ly conversant/literate in French, 10 years experience in martial arts with agreen belt in Aikido and a brown belt in Judo.

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