- BFA, Painting, University of West Georgia, 2021
Nathan Childers is a graduate teaching assistant in painting. He received a BFA cum laude in painting from the University of West Georgia. Childers won an honorable mention at the Georgia Watercolor Society 42nd National Exhibition in Carrollton, Georgia. His work has been juried into Ink Only III National Juried Print Biennial, Durbin Gallery, Birmingham-Southern College. Childers writes that he “is a contemporary Southern LGBTQ artist whose paintings aim to honor people and places that might not otherwise receive a second look by taking the time to faithfully render and appreciate all their wrinkles and rust and the stories behind them.” His exhibitions include Art Fields (2020 and 2021), Georgia Watercolor Society 42nd National Exhibition, Mark Arts Oil Painting National Exhibition and Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition. Childers has also participated in one- and three-person shows at Lowe Mill Arts in Huntsville, Alabama, and the Carrollton (Ga.) Center for the Arts. In 2021-2022, he was awarded a UA Graduate Council Fellowship.