Nate Watson currently lives and works in San Francisco as a visual artist, educator, and the Executive Director of the Bay Area arts non-profit, Public Glass. Before pursuing his graduate degree at the California College of Arts in 2004, Nate received a BA in history from Centre College and was awarded grants from the Rhode Island Foundation, and the Rhode Island Council For the Arts for his work concerning immigration, labor and craft traditions. In 2012 Nate co-founded Light A Spark, a collaborative glass focused arts program that provides rare opportunities and resources for youth in marginalized communities of San Francisco. Nate is currently faculty at the California College of the Arts and has lectured nationally as a visiting artist at the Massachusetts College of Art, Centre College, UC Fullerton, Sierra Nevada College, San Francisco State University, The University of San Francisco, and RISD. His trans disciplinary practice ranges from photographs, architectural interventions and poetic imagery, to curatorial projects with the collective, Related Tactics, investigating and producing creative projects, opportunities and interventions at the intersection of race and culture.  Recent projects include works for the Museum of Capitalism (New York iteration), Wexner Center for the Arts (upcoming), Berkeley Art Center, and the SF Chinese Culture Center. The Related Tactics publication intervention, Shelf Life, is distributed through Sming Sming Books and their latest essay, “The Whiteness of Glass,” was commissioned and published in the latest edition of the Corning Museum of Glass’s New Glass Review.

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