© 2017 by  NATHALIE WHISMAN. All rights reserved.

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Biography/Artists Statement

Artists Statement:

Who am I?
Why do I do what I do?
Why do I make things?
Why do I care?

I am an artist, a human, I have to make things. I care because I feel we need to express ourselves and interact with each other. We need to share.

I create. I bring ideas into form. Sculpture interacts with us because it is three-dimensional, it inhabits the same space we do. I need to bring ideas into being - that is the role of the artist - a recorder, a translator, a technician. 

The visual arts, as well music, mathematics, and dance, the written and spoken word are all forms of expression. We work with what and who is around us, and also from what is within. 

When I create I am alive, I am part of... I feel that art touches us in ways that bring us home, it feels familiar. It is a language unto itself. It is viewed, felt and interpreted differently by each of us, yet binds us all. 





2000: BFA – Bachelor of Fine Arts: Sculpture. Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California. 

2013 – Present: Continuing education sculpture classes at City College, San Francisco, California.


Present: Self-employed Sculptor.  Commercial work.  Art Festivals, shows, galleries and private commissions.

2017: Artist-in Residence: Spring Valley Elementary School. Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA. Workshops with 122  students each week to explore clay and creativity. 

2011- 2015: Art Instructor for workshops/classes for seniors at the Coronet Apartments through Project Access, San Francisco, California. 

2003-2009: San Francisco Artist’s Guild Member, San Francisco, California. Outdoor Art shows throughout San Francisco. Locations include Marina Green, Golden Gate Park, Huntington Square. 

2000-2003: Chiodo Arts, CMN - Enterprises. Oakland, California. Figurative Sculptor. Sculpted Halloween Masks, Architectural Elements and Large Figurative Works. Works are located in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada. Shokawa Indian Casino, Ukiah, California. Spellbinder’s Comedy Club, Texas. Lost River Bar and Grill, Houston, Texas.


2013 - 2017: Showing at Studio Kokomo in Calistoga, CA. 

2016: Holiday group show at Fort Mason center.

2013: Artists fighting for survival. Group show at the Park Gym, San Francisco, CA.
2012: Salem Art Festival, Bush Pasture Park, Salem, Oregon.
2009 – 2010: Castro Street Fair, San Francisco, California.
2006: Total Event Productions, Live Sculpture Event, Yerba Buena Forum. San Francisco, California.
2004: Napa Valley Mustard Festival, Honorable Mention Award. Napa, California.
2003: Feats of Clay, Gladding McBean Factory. Lincoln, California.
2002: American Arts Festival, Bill Graham Auditorium. San Francisco, California.
2002: Elements of the Earth, Honorable Mention Award, Artisans Gallery. Mill Valley, California.
2002-2005, 2010: Marin Arts Festival. Lagoon Park, San Rafael, California.


2013 - Present: Studio Kokomo Gallery, Calistoga, California.
2006: Artist’s Alley Gallery, San Francisco, California.
2000-2001: Hitachi Gallery, Burlingame, California.


Private Collections in Italy, France, Florida, California, Oregon, Arizona, Arkansas and Illinois.