Nathaniel​ ​C.​ ​Praska 

Born:​ ​1985,​ ​Portland,​ ​Oregon


Solo Exhibitions: 

2023     (upcoming) TBA, Forsberg Art Gallery, Rose Center for The Arts, Longview, Washington

2017     Progress​ ​and​ ​Development,​ ​Mestizo​ ​Institute​ ​of​ ​Culture​ ​&​ ​Arts,​ ​Salt​ ​Lake​ ​City,​ ​Utah

2016     Nathaniel Praska: Recent Work, Red e Café Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2012     Cherry​ ​Trees,​ ​The​ ​Office​ ​of​ ​Mayor​ ​Sam​ ​Adams,​ ​Portland,​ ​Oregon

2009     Scenes​ ​From​ ​the​ ​Streets,​ ​Trim/Vojdani​ ​Gallery​ ​at P:EAR,​ ​Portland​, Oregon


Group Exhibitions: 

2021     1989, MinEastry of Postcollapse Art and Culture, Portland, Oregon 

             (curated by Ilknur Demirkoparan & Vuslat D, Katsanis)

2021     Abandoned: Images of What Remains, ARTspace Gallery, Lake Oswego, Oregon

2021     What’s So Funny?, Well Well Projects, Portland, Oregon

2019     Everyone Together!: Benefit for RAICES, One Grand Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2018     Artifacts of a Journey, Lakewood Center for the Arts, Lake Oswego, Oregon

2018     Art as Refuge, 510 Museum and ARTspace, Lake Oswego, Oregon

2017     Andrew Alba and Nathaniel Praska: Bugatti Veyron, Red e Café Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2014     The​ ​Life​ ​of​ ​The​ ​Paint,​ ​Mockingbird​ ​Gallery,​ ​Bend,​ ​Oregon 

2013     Calligram/Falcon​ ​Fellowship​ ​Exhibit,​ ​Portland,​ ​Oregon

2010     Plein​ ​Air​ ​Paint​ ​Out, ​Mockingbird​ ​Gallery,​ ​Bend,​ ​Oregon

2010     Enduring​ ​Forests, ​Arbor​ ​Art​ ​Show,​ ​Lake​ ​Oswego,​ ​Oregon

2010     Cross​ ​Culture, ​Mockingbird​ ​Gallery,​ ​Bend​, Oregon

2006     Rex Silvernail and Nathaniel Praska, Art on the Boulevard, Vancouver, Washington


Grants​ ​&​ ​Awards: 

2021     Rockland Residency, Bremerton, Washington

2012     Calligram/Falcon​ ​Fellowship, Portland, Oregon

2010     Southwest​ ​Art,​ ​‘21​ ​under​ ​31’,​ ​September 

Press/Mentions:

Gallivan, Joseph. “Ilknur Demirkoparan - 1989.”  Art Focus. KBOO, Portland, OR, October 12, 2021 

Chan, Maxx. “Mestizo Art Exhibit: Exploring Development’ and Destruction.” Salt Lake Magazine, Salt Lake UT, July 2017         

Clawson, Michael. “When the Paint Speaks.” American Art Collector, March 2014                                       

Scott, Aaron. “Exclusive​ ​Q&A:​ ​Behind​ ​the​ ​Calligram​ ​Foundation.”​ ​Portland​ ​Monthly​ Blog,​ January​ ​2013 

​McLaren, Jim​. Interview​,​ ​1190KEX,​ Portland, Oregon, ​January​, ​2013 

​Phillips, Patrick. “Nathaniel​ ​Praska.” ​Arts​ ​and​ ​Ideas​ ​Magazine,​ ​Martha’s​ ​Vineyard,​ August​, ​2012 

​Johnson, Barry​. “New​ ​$150k​ ​Calligram​ ​Falcon​ ​Fellowship​ ​Names​ ​Its​ ​First​ ​Six​ ​Fellows.” Oregon​ ArtsWatch, December,​​ ​2011 

​Gangelhoff, Bonnie​. “21​ ​Under​ ​31.”​ ​Southwest​ ​Art,​ ​September,​ ​2010