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B.A. Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, May 1999

MFA California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California, May 2006          


Awards and Recognition:                                                                                                                   

Community Leadership Award - Bayview Rotary Club of SF, June 2017

Visiting Artist/lec.  Rhode Island School of Design, October 2020

Visiting Artist/lec. Univ. of San Francisco, September 2020

Visiting Artist/lec. Augusta State University, February 2020

Visiting Artists, UC Fullerton, April 2015

Visiting Artist, Centre College, November 2003 & 2016

Guest Lecturer for Glass Dept. California College of Arts 2004 & 2005

Visiting Artist, Massachusetts College of Arts April 2004


Professional Experience:         

Public Glass- San Francisco, Executive Director 2012-present

California College of the Arts- Glass Dept. Faculty Fall 2016-present 

Co-founder of Related Tactics Collective w/ Michele Carlson and Weston Teruya, 2016 - present

Sierra College, Summer Session Instructor, 2012-2016

San Francisco State University, Instructor, August 2007- 2012 

Southern Exposure Gallery, Curatorial Committee, Fall 2010 –2012

John Lewis Glass - Fabricator, 2006

Urban Glass, Brooklyn NY - Instructor, Jan. 2004-2005


Related Professional Activities:

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Committee member, Pilchuck Glass School, 2020-present           

Co-founder, Glass Impact, coalition of glass focused community arts organizations, 2020-present          

Curator, 4900 Third Street project space, Bayview neighborhood storefront secured and established for artist projects, 2020-present          

Curatorial committee member, Southern Exposure, 2010-2012              



Related Tactics. “The Whiteness of Glass.” New Glass Review. Vol. 41. 2020. pg. 4-5.

Watson, Nate. “An Important Message.” Glass Art Society Newsletter. Spring 2020, Volume 32, Issue 2. pg. 3

Page, Andrew. “Interview: Nate Watson expands on his public statement on the glass-art field's lack of representation.” Glass Quarterly. June 28, 2020. 

Waggoner, Shawn. “Nate Watson.” Talking Out Your Glass podcast. Season 5, Episode 24. August 6, 2020.

Watson, Nate. “Why Me?.” Glass Art Society Conference Journal. 2015. pg. 56-57.




The Future Now, a site specific exhibition located along the 3rd Street Corridor in SF,  organized by Astria Suparak with the University of San Francisco’s Museum Studies Curatorial Practicum class for the USF Thacher Gallery.


Never Again Is Now, Southern Exposure Gallery 



Task of Remembrance (Present Tense Biennial), Chinese Culture Center, San Francisco, CA  [with Related Tactics]


Ready,  Berkeley Art Center  (w/related tactics)


Museum of Capitalism, Kellen Gallery, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY [with Related Tactics]



Protest Work Ethics: Institutions After Capitalism Museum of Capitalism, Oakland CA (w/Related Tactics)



Bling Blang, You Bring the Hammer, I’ll Bring a Nail: Artworkers in Southeast SF Madeleine Haas Russell Gallery, Community College of SF


No Matter the Intentions, Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, San Francisco [with Related Tactics]



Issued ID: Minority As Brand, Black & White Projects, San Francisco [with Related Tactics]


Declarations For the New Year w/ Related Tactics for the Southern Exposure Gallery (w/Related Tactics)


Artist in Residence @ Real Time and Space


Added Value (collaboration with lead artist Stephanie Syjuco), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA [with Related Tactics]



SPARKS California Glass Networks 1960’s - present     Carmen Castellano Fine Arts Gallery 


BECON Conference Presenter -  Developing diverse arts programming for under-resourced populations , Bullseye Glass Co. Emeryville, CA 


Why Me,  Glass Art Society Performance, demonstration, and essay for the International Conference in San Jose, CA  



NOMA Gallery, SF    Shades of Grey      

curated Unique and Unexpected  Google SF: showcasing processes and possibilities 



Refusalon Gallery, SF   

Sierra College  Summer Faculty Exhibition

Museum of Craft and Folk Art   

Co-founded the Light a Spark program @ Public Glass- an arts program for under-served Bay Area youth 



California College of the Arts MFA  Exhibition   


Providence Children’s Museum    

Rhode Island Foundation Grant Exhibition  Slater Mill, RI  

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