Nat Meade: Residency Talk

James Castle House Residency

Summer 2021 Resident, Nat Meade, introduces himself and his work. Meade, a Brooklyn based painter and professor, uses his work to reflect on the complex feelings that surround the experience of moving through different phases of life.  The figures in Meade’s paintings become stand-ins for himself as he investigates of the experiences of becoming an adult, husband, and parent, with each character viewed through the dual lens of self-scrutiny and societal expectation. Meade received his BFA from the University of Oregon and his MFA from Pratt Institute. His work has shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally, and has been reviewed in publications such as Art Forum, Juxtapoz, The Boston Globe, and Hyperallergic. He is an instructor of painting and drawing at Pratt Institute, where he also serves as the Assistant Chairperson of Fine Arts.