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Nathaniel​ ​C.​ ​Praska 

Born:​ ​1985,​ ​Portland,​ ​Oregon

Solo Exhibitions:

2023     4x4, Forsberg Art Gallery, Rose Center for The Arts, Longview, Washington

2022     Like a Pile of Mud, Bunker in Silico, St. Louis, Missouri  

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: 

2022     1989: The Postcollapse in Art and Culture, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, California     

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

             (curated by Ilknur Demirkoparan & Vuslat 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: 

2022     Career Opportunity grant, Oregon Arts Commission, Portland, Oregon 

2022     Make | Learn | Build grant, Regional Arts and Cultural Council, Portland, Oregon    

2021     Rockland Residency, Bremerton, Washington

2012     Calligram/Falcon​ ​Fellowship, Portland, Oregon

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


Cool WIP episode 28: Coolin’ with Nathaniel C. Praska. Cool WIP podcast. October 2022

Janisch, Austin. “1989: The Postcollapse in Art and Culture.” Art and Cake. September 20, 2022

Katsanis, Vuslat D. “In Other Easts: MinEastry of Postcollapse Art and Culture and 1989.” Journal of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP/j). Special Issue on Postcollapse Art: Contemporary Art in ‘the East’ since 1989. Johns Hopkins University Press. November 2021. Web

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 

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