ABOUT

 

BIOGRAPHY

Nathan Rohlander is an artist, illustrator and educator. His artworks are exhibited, published and collected internationally.

Modern Family the Emmy Award-winning TV show on ABC features Rohlander’s paintings as visual anchors on their sets. Counting Crows “A Long December” music video features his larger than life Picasso painting. Collective Soul and Lush also feature backdrops painted by Nathan. Mountain Dew, Nike, Lexus and Super Bowl commercials include his work. Rohlander has even directed his own commercial for RFQ solutions.

Esquire, Coast Magazine and many other periodicals feature his work on covers and in articles. He is author, illustrator and contributor to ten art educational books with Walter Foster Publishing. His two flagship books, “The Figure” and “The Head,” are both academic drawing books focusing on the human form. His books are used to teach figurative drawing and painting courses.

 FACULTY

2012
Present, Faculty, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA (Composition & Drawing, Composition & Painting)

2012
-Lecturer, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA (Foundation Life Drawing)

2012-2013
-Adjunct Faculty, Cypress College, Cypress, CA (Life Drawing)

2009-2013
-Adjunct Faculty, Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA (Life Drawing I, Life Drawing II, Life Painting, Drawing I, Drawing II)

2008
Present, Adjunct Faculty, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA (Two Dimensional Design, Beginning & Intermediate Painting)

2006-2012
Adjunct Faculty, Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA (Fundamentals of Illustration, Drawing II, III, IV, Fundamentals of Figure Drawing,  Fundamentals of Drawing, Fundamentals of Painting)

2008-2009
-Adjunct Faculty, Montecito Fine Arts College of Design, Monrovia & Brea, CA (Figure Painting, Figure Drawing, Head Drawing, Head & Hand Drawing, Illustration, Perspective, Painting, Color Practices, Drawing I)

2006
-Instructor of record, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA (Foundation Drawing)

EDUCATION

2006
-MFA, California State University Long Beach (CSULB), Long Beach, CA.

1996
-BFA w/Honors, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA.

1993
-Merit Scholarship, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA.

1992
-Merit Scholarship, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015
-Barbara’s at The Brewery, Los Angeles, CA.

2006
-Public Spaces MFA Show, Gatov Gallery West, CSULB, Long Beach, CA.

2003
-Below the Knees, Bedlam Gallery, Los Feliz, CA.

1999
-Who we Are, Art Concepts, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
-Synergy, Faculty Exhibition, Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery, Walnut, CA

2016
-Reflections in Water via CAC, Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art, Moraga, CA
-Ribba2, Coastline Community College Art Gallery, Newport Beach, CA

2014
-Fabulous Garden Party Auction, Space, Pasadena, CA

2013
-DISTRICT/faculty, Coastline Art Gallery, Coastline Community College, Newport Beach, CA

2012
-Didactic, Biennial Group Exhibition of Mt. San Antonio College Faculty, Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery, Walnut, CA.
-Exhibit & Silent Auction, SPACE, South Pasadena, CA.

2011
-50th Anniversary Faculty Art Exhibition Laguna College of Art and Design, Seven Degrees, Laguna Beach, CA.
-Transition, Faculty Exhibition, Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery, Walnut, CA.
-Coast College District Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, Coastline Art Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA.

2010
-Peace Project, Gallery 9, Culver City, CA.
-SPARC Temporary Contemporary, SPARC Gallery 909, South Pasadena, CA.
-Faces, Gallery 9, Culver City, CA.

2009
-Los Angeles Art Show, Art Museum Council from Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA.

2008
-Frag-ments, Faculty Exhibition, Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery, Walnut, CA.
-$2 Show, I 5 Gallery, The Brewery, Los Angeles, CA.
-Art Off The Canvas, East West Art Association, Montecito Fine Arts College of Design, Monrovia, CA.
-Views & Visions: The Shoe, Featured Artist Alumnus Nathan Rohlander, Reynolds Gallery at Westmont College, Montecito, CA.
-Human Figure Exhibition, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA.
-Statewide Painting Competition & Exhibition, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA.

2007
-Jonathan Art Foundation Annual Auction, Los Angeles, CA.
-Small Works, Sarah Bain Gallery, Anaheim CA.
-Human Figure Exhibition, , Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA.

2006
-Jonathan Art Foundation Annual Auction, Los Angeles, CA.
-Art Rental & Sales Gallery at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA.
-Cal State Abroad, Florence Campus Gallery, Florence, Italy
-Venice Art Walk & Auction, Track 16, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA.
-Drawings, Gallery C, Los Angeles, CA.
-Project Angel Food, Bonham & Butterfield’s, Los Angeles, CA.
-MFA Advancement, Gatov Gallery, CSULB, Long Beach, CA.

2005
-21, Gallery C, Los Angeles, CA.

2004
-Los Angeles Art Show, Selected Brewery Artists, Los Angeles, CA.

2003
-The Usual Suspects, Bedlam Gallery, Los Feliz, CA.
-Special Exhibition, Star Shoes, Hollywood, CA.

2002
-Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna, CA.

2001
-DNFA Gallery, Pasadena, CA.
-The Pool Show, DNFA Gallery, Pasadena, CA.

1998
-Shoe Show, Reynolds Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA.
– Downtown, Art Share Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

1996
-BFA selected works, Art Center Gallery, Pasadena, CA.

1995
-BFA selected works, Art Center Gallery, Pasadena, CA.

1994
-BFA selected works, Art Center Gallery, Pasadena, CA.

AWARDS

2012
-Certificate of Excellence in Transfer Student Support, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA

2009
-1st Place, American Association of Museums Annual Publication Design Competition, “Views & Visions- The Shoe Show Poster
-Most Accomplished Teacher Award, Montecito Fine Arts College of Design

2008
-Merit Award, University & College Designer Association’s Publication Design Contest, “Views & Visions – The Shoe” Show Poster added to their permanent collection
-1st Place, Human Figure Exhibition, Long Beach Arts
-2nd Place, Painting, Affair in the Gardens, Beverly Hills

2006
-Scholarship, Cal State Abroad, Florence, Italy
-3rd Place Painting, Affair in the Gardens, Beverly Hills

1996
-BFA with Honors, Art Center College of Design

1993
-Scholarship, Otis School of Art and Design

1992
-Scholarship, Westmont College

1991
-1st Place B&W, Disney Creativity Challenge
-National Honor Society, Washington, D.C.

1990
-1st Place, Federal Duck Stamp Contest

LECTURES

2012
-Master Class, California Art Education Association, State Conference, CA

2005
-21, Gallery C, Los Angeles, CA

BOOKS

2011
-Drawing: The Figure: Learn the Classical approach to drawing the human form-step by step (How to Draw and Paint) Walter Foster Publishing: Laguna Hills, CA.- Author and Illustrator
-Drawing: The Head: Learn the classical approach to drawing the human head-step by step (How to Draw and Paint) Walter Foster Publishing: Laguna Hills, CA.- Author and Illustrator

2010
-Oil Pastel Step by Step: Discover the secrets to creating masterpieces in oil pastel (Artist Library) Walter Foster Publishing: Laguna Hills, CA.- Author and Illustrator
-The Art of Pastel: Discover Techniques for Creating Beautiful Works of Art in Pastel Walter Foster Publishing: Laguna Hills, CA.- Contributing Author and Illustrator
-Oil & Acrylic: Still Lifes: Discover techniques for painting traditional scenes-step by step (How to Draw and Paint) Walter Foster Publishing: Laguna Hills, CA.- Contributing Author and Illustrator

2007
-Acrylic Painting Layer by Layer: Casa Bella Kit (Acrylic Painting Layer by Layer) Walter Foster Publishing: Laguna Hills, CA.- Author and Illustrator

2006
-The Acrylic Painters Collection: A Complete Reference Library for Acrylic Artists (Artist Gift Sets) Walter Foster Publishing: Laguna Hills, CA.- Contributing Author and Illustrator
-The Artist’s Source Book, 80 Acrylic Painting References Walter Foster Publishing: Laguna Hills, CA.- Contributing Author and Illustrator

2005
-Acrylic: Still Lifes (How to draw and Paint/Art Instruction Program) Walter Foster Publishing: Laguna Hills, CA.- Author and Illustrator
-The Art of Acrylic Painting (Collector’s Series) Walter Foster Publishing: Laguna Hills, CA.- Contributing Author and Illustrator

PUBLICATIONS

2016
-Book Cover- Cossetania Editions, L’ungla i La carn, author Isabel Salvat, Catalonia Spain. http://www.cossetania.com/coleccions.php?cat=71

2011
-MB Modern DC Business, Art & The Good Life, Washington DC and the Dulles Corridor, VA. October 27 http://www.moderndcbusiness.com/art-the-good-life.html
-Reckless Bliss, One on One With Artist Nathan Rohlander, July 5
http://recklessbliss.blogspot.com/2011/07/one-on-one-with-artist-nathan-rohlander.html

2010
-Coagula Art Journal, Coagula Weekend Bender, March 13 http://www.coagula.com/blog/2010/03/coagula-weekend-bender-march-13/

2008
-Long Beach Press Telegram, ‘Human Figure’ seen from various perspectives at Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA. March 13
-Los Angeles Business Journal, ARSG Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA. May 29
-Easy Reader, Hermosa, Manhattan & Redondo Beach News, CA. July 21
-South Bay People, Hermosa Beach, CA. Vol. 2, Issue 2, August. P. 41

2004
-Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles, CA. Catalog p.129, Oct. 14-17

2003
-Shuz Magazine, Fort Worth, TX. Fall p. 8, 20-23
-Los Angeles Downtown News, Artist Spotlight, Los Angeles CA. July 21 p.14

2002
-Coast, Newport Beach, CA. May, Cover

1999
-Esquire, New York, NY. April p. 88