Nathan Prouty received a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and an MFA from Ohio University. He has worked in various capacities at galleries in Boston and Philadelphia, as a miniature model-maker for film, and as a teacher of drawing, ceramics and sculpture at numerous colleges and universities throughout the country. Widely exhibited nationally and abroad, Prouty works in ceramics and mixed media, using glitter, glaze, resin, and anything else that fits the bill. His research revolves around the history and baggage of craft and popular culture, while exploring ideas about the American Dream and its associated victory culture, angst, mementos, memories and our collective longing for -and self-sabotaging of- progress. He lives in Union, Oregon with Yoosi the Dog, the cats Sagan and Finster, and his growing collection of Joni Mitchell memorabilia and lightsaber replicas.