Gail Nathan

Photo Credit: Karine Duteil

Artist Bio

Gail Nathan is an interdisciplinary artist with experience in arts administration, arts education and arts-based community development. Throughout her career she has advocated for cultural, environmental and educational justice, supporting the position that the arts can be an equalizing factor in the revitalization of under served communities.

A native New Yorker, Nathan was born and raised in the Bronx and attended respected public schools including the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art, the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and Graduate studies at the Mason Gross School of the Arts of Rutgers University. Additionally she was a fellow at the Yale/Norfolk Summer School of Music and Art and the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. She was also a fellow in the J.P. Getty Museum Leadership Institute in 2002. From 1970 – 1995 Nathan has also held visiting teaching positions at Colleges and Universities throughout the US and Europe.

As a nationally recognized artist Nathan has been awarded several prestigious fellowships and grants including a Virginia Museum Professional Fellowship, an Individual Support Grant from the Adolph and Ester Gottlieb Foundation, and residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Art Awareness in Lexington, NY, and the Karolyi Foundation for Artists and Writers in Vence, France. Nathan’s paintings are included in public and private collections including: the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Frederick Weisman Collection in Los Angeles, California, and the New Orleans Museum of Art where she was included in the 1998 Triennial of Contemporary American Art.

Gail Nathan is currently Executive Director of the Bronx River Art Center.