- 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 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), POSITIVE/NEGATIVE 38: National Juried Art Exhibition, 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.
POSITIVE/NEGATIVE 38: National Juried Art Exhibition, February 14 to March 24, 2023, East Tennessee State University, Slocumb Gallery, Johnson City, Tenn. (Mark Scala, juror)
Knowing Your Place: Nathan Childers MA Thesis Exhibition, February 23-March 3, 2023, in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery, Woods Hall, UA
Queer Aesthetics, Best in Show, October 5 through November 11, 2022, Mississippi University for Women Galleries, Columbus, Mississippi (Jill Drouillard, curator)
Cohorts Alone Together, November 15, 2021 – October 1, 2022, (online juried exhibition), University of Montana and Montana State University (juried by current MFA students from the two institutions)
Ink Only III National Juried Print Biennial, September 3-23, 2021, Durbin Gallery, Birmingham-Southern College (Liz Chalfin, juror)
Georgia Watercolor Society 42nd National Exhibition, Honorable Mention, April 5 – May 14, 2021, Carrollton Center for the Arts, Carrollton, Georgia (John Salminen, juror)