Nathan Beard was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Colorado State University in 2001 and then worked in galleries and as an Art Consultant in Denver, CO for seven years. Nathan currently maintains a studio in St. Petersburg, FL, where he lives with his wife and six year old daughter. He also serves as Curatorial Assistant at Dunedin Fine Art Center, Preparator at Scarfone/Hartley Gallery (University of Tampa), Independent Art Installer for ARTicles Leslie Curran Gallery and St. Cate Fine Arts, and Independent Curator.
Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Left to Right, Howard W. Blake School of the Arts (Tampa, FL) 2017; BROAD SPECTRUM, Highlands Museum of Art (Sebring, FL) 2017; Pond’s Edge, Museum of Coastal Carolina (Ocean Isle Beach, NC) 2016; Confluence of Origins, Gallery 221, Hillsborough Community College – Dale Mabry (Tampa, FL) 2016; Surface Tension (with Nin McQuillen), ARTicles Art Gallery and Custom Framing (St. Petersburg, FL) 2015; Illuminated Silence (with Ya la’Ford), Dunedin Fine Art Center (Dunedin, FL) 2015.
Recent group exhibitions include Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration, Tampa Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts (St. Petersburg, FL), and John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (Sarasota, FL) 2017; East Meets West, curated by Noriko Kuehn, Gallery Girasole (Kitakyushu, Japan) 2017; 8th All-Media Juried Biennial, Art & Culture Center/Hollywood (Hollywood, FL) 2017; Bay Life Art Exhibit, Tampa Bay Watch (Tierra Verde, FL) 2017; YES!, curated by Chad Mize, STUDIO@620 (St Petersburg, FL) 2016; Leave a Message, curated by Tes One and Amanda Cooper, Morean Arts Center (St. Petersburg, FL) 2015.
Recent curatorial activities include CONSTRUCT: 16 Tampa Bay artists whose work speaks to the ways in which we build our world, Gallery AIA (Tampa, FL), Centre Gallery (University of South Florida, Tampa, FL), and Palmetto Art Center (Palmetto, FL) 2017; WorkingTitle: Inaugural Exhibit (15 Tampa Bay artists curated from the pages of WorkingTitle, produced and edited by Michael Crabb), presented in partnership by ARTicles Art Gallery and the Staybridge Suites (St. Petersburg, FL), 2017.