Nathan Westerman was born in Houston, TX. In 2001 he received a BFA in Painting and Sculpture from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. In 2004 he earned an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. Nathan has exhibited nationally, and his practice includes painting, sculpture, photography, video, and installation. He works in a variety of materials and allows the concept to determine the medium. Nathan has worked at universities, museums, cultural centers, as a display artist and, currently, as an Engineering and Welding Teacher at Urbana High School. He lives and works in Champaign, IL.