Originally from Dallas TX, Nelson is an emerging contemporary artist living and working in Seattle WA. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cornish College of the Arts in 2015 where he focused on sculpture and design. Nelson’s practice engages with abstract thinking to extract ideas and information by reflecting on experiences. This prompts questions about our surroundings and the dynamics of those interactions. These concepts of thought are explored through the use of common materials, systems, and formal aesthetics to create sculptures, objects and installation. Nelson’s material choices, in addition to the combination of conceptual and formal principles, lends the work to not discriminate against the viewer's knowledge of art but rather accepting their experience and thoughts in the conversation that’s generated. Nelson’s belief is that the value of art is to engage you in meaningful thought.    



1991 Born: Warren, OH

1993 Dallas, TX

2011 Seattle, WA


2016 Two Dot School Residency, Two Dot MT

2015  Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA  Bachelor of Fine Arts,

2014  Pilchuck Glass School, Standwood WA  Student Residency,                                                          


2017  "P A T H S" Bridge Productions, Seattle WA.

2015  "Line. Form. Light. An Investigations", GlassBox Gallery, Seattle WA,

2014  "Structures", Nellie's Cafe, Seattle WA,

2013  "Distillation", L Space Gallery, Cornish College of the Arts,


2018 "Bemis Spring Show." Bemis building, Seattle WA.

2017  "Given Time. Given Place." Soil Art Gallery, Seattle WA. Curated by John Radtke & Phil LaDeau

2016 "FLOATERS" GlassBox Gallery, Seattle WA. Curated by Weston Jandacka

2016 "The Contemporary Print" Flatbed Press Gallery, Austin TX. Juried by Mary Heathcote. 

2015 "Objects" GlassBox Gallery, Seattle WA. Curated by David Andrew Nelson

2015 "Out Of Sight: A survey of contemporary art in the Pacific Northwest" King Street Station, Seattle WA. Curated by Kirsten Anderson, Sharon Arnold, Greg Lundgren and Sierra Stinson.

2015  "Changing of our Strips", Main Gallery, Cornish College of the Arts. Curated by Melissa Feldman

2014  "Blick Scholarship Showcase", Blick Art Supplies, Seattle WA

2014  "#SHOW", The Closet Gallery, Seattle WA

2014, 2013, 2012  "Merit Show", Main Gallery, Cornish College of the Arts


2016  Two Dot School Artist Residency

2016 "The Contemporary Print" Best of Show

2014  Pilchuck Glass School Student Residency

2014, 2013  Stephen P. Walker III Endowed Scholarship


2014-2015 Installation Technician/Project Manager for Ben Zamora, Seattle WA

2014-2015  Artist Assistant for Megumi Shauna Arai, Seattle WA

2014-2015  Co-Director of The Closet Gallery, Seattle WA

2012-2013  Gallery Intern at Vera Project, Seattle WA