Nat Meade was named a 2016-17 Sharpe Walentas Studio Program recipient, in which he was granted a free year of studio space in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Born in Greenfield, MA, Nat Meade 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. Nat was recently appointed to the position of Assistant Chair of Fine Arts at Pratt Institute. The Schneider Museum, Southern Oregon University held a solo exhibition of Nat's paintings October 6 - December 16, 2017.
Nat Meade builds upon historic painting genre and technique with modern references. His character studies bring us quirky fellow humans with frailty and humor. Making six or seven versions of each composition, starting on paper and working up to canvas, Nat spends a lot of time refining and enriching his images. He works within what Nat calls the most enjoyable formal parameters.