Oil on Plaster Panel

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Paintings on Paper

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where I need to be... is here...

"Where I need to be... is here..." Oil on marble plaster on panel

"My work... is recently about the environment and the displacement of plants and animals for the vanity of humans. My focus now is about how we are placing non-indigenous plants in locations and disrupting nature. I highlights our need for conservation of domestic flora and fauna." -Galka, 2018

Nathaniel Galka began his artistic career in 1994 studying at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio. He received his BFA in Painting focusing in conceptual studies and from here pursued his MFA at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. After receiving his second degree, Galka lived in Chicago, from 2001-2005 and was part of a young and thriving group of emerging artists. During this time he participated in various alternative and traditional Fine Art shows and since his subsequent endeavor to experience fresh environments, has lived in Los Angeles, Asheville and Knoxville. Though his location has fluctuated, his commitment to painting, drawing and creating has remained steadfast and hence, through his work, Galka has become a storyteller using pens and paint to mediate his natural subjects and internal processes. He is currently living and working in NYC.