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Nate Castillo - Sculptor

I make art so I can sleep at night.  When and idea comes to me I file it away and carry on with my life.  But some ideas refuse to be ignored.  They slowly start to work their way into my consciousness until they have dominated my thoughts so thoroughly that I cant sleep.  It is these persistent ideas that I choose to make reality.  I never know what will kick my brain into gear or where the sleep disrupting inspiration will send me.  My work is a representation of this organic process.  It is intended to activate the viewer's imagination allowing them to define what the work means to them from their own individual perspective.  Viewing my work does not necessarily require any insight into my personal motivation for its creation.  I take great joy in the fact that the emotions or ideas my work may conjure in the viewer can be completely different from the emotions or ideas that caused me to lose countless hours of sleep.


AA  College of Marin

BA Sonoma State University

Professional Experience

2021- Current

Director of Operations, Norton Fine Art

2014- Current

Technical Art Consultant and Fabricator

2011- 2021

Lab Tech, Fine Arts Department, College of Marin

2013- 2016

Instructor: Beginning Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Community Education Department, College of Marin






Reasons, College of Marin Fine Arts Gallery

Artifacts of Intention, Art Works Downtown Underground Gallery

Individual Perspective, College of Marin Fine Arts Gallery


2012 - 2020


Annual Faculty Show, College of Marin Fine Arts Gallery

Small Works Exhibition, Art Works Downtown

The Near Future Ago #15, Art Works Downtown




The Near Future Ago #11, Proof Lab

The Near Future Ago #9, Smith Anderson North

Shapes and Edges, Marin Society of Artists

Please direct all inquiries to or @Natecastillofineart on Instagram

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