About

Nathan Madrid is a contemporary painter and educator whose current body of work entitled “Portraits of The Others,” consists of large-scale portraits of “Otherness” that speaks directly to some of contemporary Western society’s most critical social issues. By personally depicting and designating “Otherness,” his paintings confront the viewer and challenge preconceptions and implicit biases seeking to break down prejudices and to move from cultural tolerance of “Otherness” to social affirmation of humanness. Nathan has exhibited his work nationally in both private and public settings including painting murals for Inspiration Alley and Mag&May in cooperation with the Near Southside Inc, in Fort Worth, TX. 

 

Nathan has sought to make the arts more equitable as an educator and mentor in the classroom. In 2018, he co-founded an arts education nonprofit called Art Room where he serves as the Executive Director. Nathan believes that the opportunity to participate in the arts should be made accessible to all.
  

Nathan primarily studied painting and drawing at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and holds an M.F.A and B.F.A degree in Studio Art with an emphasis in Painting from Texas Woman’s University. 

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Education
2015 MFA, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX

2011 BFA, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX

2001 Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

 

Teaching
2018 Adjunct Professor, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
2016-18 Lecturer, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (Life Drawing, Drawing for Visualization, Painting, Adv. Figure Drawing)

2016 Associate Faculty, Collin College, Plano, TX (Drawing, Painting)

2015-16 Adjunct Professor, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX

(Intro to Painting, Figure Drawing, Figure Painting, Understanding the Visual Arts, Design I ID & Symbol, Design III Interactive Design, Computer Based Arts)
2014-15 Adjunct Professor, TCC Northwest Campus, Fort Worth, TX (Art Appreciation, Drawing I, Drawing II)

2014-15 Adjunct Professor, Mountain View College, Dallas, TX (Art Appreciation)

2012-14 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX (Intro to Painting, Figure Drawing [instructor of record])

 

Awards
2016 Hunting Art Prize Finalist, Houston, TX

2014 Iris Wilson Memorial Award, Fort Worth, TX

2012 Second Award, Spring Voertman Juried Exhibition, Denton, TX

2011 The John Weinkein Distinction in the Visual Arts Award Jurors Honorable Mention, Art Alliance Juried Exhibition, Denton, TX

2010 The John Weinkein Distinction in the Visual Arts Award Jurors Honorable Mention, Art Alliance Juried Exhibition, Denton, TX

 

Solo Exhibitions
2017

“Portraits of The Others,” Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, LA

 

Group Exhibitions
2018 

Chaos, Group Exhibition, Ro2 Art Gallery, Dallas, TX
Arves E. Jones, Sr. Transit Center at Northgate , Museum of Cultural Affairs, El Paso, TX
33rd Annual Tallahassee International Exhibition, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
 

2017  

Portraits, Shircliff Gallery at Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN
Faculty Biennial, Stark Gallery, College Station, TX
Florida Equality Gala, Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg, FL
Chaos, Group Exhibition, Ro2 Art Gallery, Dallas, TX
ONE, Art Room, Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Biennial, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX
 

2016 

The Eternal Unknown, Future Tongue, Los Angeles, CA

 

2015

Spectrum, Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN

Anniversary Show, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX
Chaos, Group Exhibition, Ro2 Art Gallery, Dallas,TX
Faculty Show, Tarrant County Community College, Fort Worth, TX
Contemporary Portraits, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX
 

2014

9th Annual TAC Juried Membership Exhibit, Fort Worth, TX

Indigo Ball, Donated Work, Orange, CA
Selected Works, 4th Floor, Lillian Bradshaw Gallery, Dallas Public Library, 
Dallas, TX
Conditionally Human , Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN Juror: Libby Rowe, Assistant Professor and Area Head of Photography at University of Texas at San Antonio
 

2012 

100 Degrees, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX
Annual Voertman Juried Competition, Texas Woman’s University Gallery, Denton, TX
Rising Eyes of Texas, Rockport Art Center, Rockport, TX
Group Show, Chadra, Fort Worth, TX

 

2011

Art Alliance Juried Competition, Texas Woman’s University Gallery, Denton, TX
New Texas Talent, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
Contemporaries, Fort Worth Public Library, Fort Worth, TX
Annual Voertman Juried Competition, Texas Woman’s University Gallery, Denton, TX
 

2010 

Art Alliance Juried Competition, Texas Woman’s University Gallery, Denton, TX

Obsession, Cedars Art Gallery, Dallas, TX
 

2009

9x12 Works on Paper, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX
Group Show, Oxide Gallery, Denton TX
As If Our Lives Depended On It, HCG Gallery, Dallas TX
D Art Slam Juried Exhibition, f.i.g Fashion Industry Gallery, 
Dallas, TX
 

2008

Tiny Show, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Academy of Art Spring Show, 79 New Montgomery Gallery, 
  San Francisco, CA

 

Public Works
2018

Mural Project, Mag&May Development in Cooperation With The Near Southside Inc., Fort Worth, TX 

Arves E. Jones, Sr. Transit Center at Northgate , Museum of Cultural Affairs, El Paso, TX
2017

Mural, Inspiration Alley, Fort Worth, TX


 

2017 

Finalist for Fort Worth Public Art Commission, Fort Worth County Courthouse, Fort Worth, TX

 

Commissions

2019 Near Southside Inc. Annual Fundraiser, Fort Worth, TX

2019 Fort Worth Promotional and Development Fund Event, Fort Worth, TX

2009 Multiple Donor Gifts, Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, TX

2008  “Macy’s Passport Event” Mural painting volunteer, Macy’s AIDS Benefit, Fundraiser, San Francisco CA

 

Bibliography
Koerble, B. (2016) Nathan Madrid – Glasstire. Available  at: https://glasstire.com/tag/nathan-madrid/.
Woven Tale Press (2017) ‘Madrid, Nathan’, The Woven  Tale Press, 2(5), pp. 15–   18. Available at: https://online.flipbuilder.com/eovs/wvwg/mobile/index.html#p=1
Lime Hawk (2017) Portraits of the others - Nathan Madrid. Available at: https://www.limehawk.org/portraits-of-the-others-nathan-madrid.
“NATHAN MADRID // PORTRAITS OF THE OTHERS.” TRACK//FOUR, 2017, www.trackfourjournal.com/nathan-madrid--portraits-of-the-others.html.
“Art and Design.” Shircliff Gallery of Art - Vincennes University, 2017, www.vinu.edu/web/art-and-design-home/shircliff-gallery-of-art.
Weekly, Fort Worth. “A Reviving Mural.” Fort Worth Weekly, Fort Worth Weekly, 7 Apr. 2017, www.fwweekly.com/2017/04/05/a-reviving-mural/.
“Events.” Events and Exhibitions, www.centenary.edu/campus community/meadows-museum/ events-and-exhibitions/.
Staff, Voyagedallas. “Meet Nathan Madrid of Art Room in Fort Worth.” Voyage Dallas Magazine | Dallas City Guide, 13 Dec. 2017, voyagedallas.com/interview/meet-nathan-madrid-art-room-fort-worth/.
“Under the Gum Tree :: July 2018.” MagCloud, Janna Marlies Maron, 29 June 2018, www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1473681?__r=132986. Featured Issue Artist

 

Lectures, Presentation, Workshops

2017 

Lecture and Undergraduate Critique, Art and Design, Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN, November 28
Lecture and Presentation, Meadows Museum of Art, Centenary College, Shreveport, LA, October 24
“Listening to Latinx Voices,” panelist, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, TX, October 7

 

Collections
Texas Woman’s University, Denton TX

 

Professional Activities / Service
2019 Artist Selection Panelist, Arts Council of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
2017 Creator and Mentor, Student Animation Group, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
2016 Committee Member, Wright Gallery, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 
2015 Co-Founder and Executive Director, Art Room, Fort Worth, TX
2012 Exhibition Advisory Panel Member Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX

 

Exhibitions Juried
2018 An Artists’ Christmas, Campfire Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
2017  Solo Showdown, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX
2016 32nd Juried NSA National Juried Show at The Rosenberg Library, Galveston, TX