Cedar City, UT
After studying to be a designer and surgeon, Nathan Florence at the sage advice of a professor and pursued his passion to be an artist, even though it felt "too much like playing to be legitimate work." Florence left Utah for his studies, but was drawn back to Salt Lake City by "the siren song of the mountains."
When asked about his current work, Florence said the following:
"My definition of what it means to be an artist has expanded from traditional drawing and painting to include community activism and education and is still expanding. My current projects include painting commissions, directing a documentary and being an artist in residence at a charter school that has an art and project learning emphasis."
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website