Nationale is pleased to announce the addition of three artists to the gallery: Amy Bernstein, Emily Counts, and William Matheson. We’ve had the pleasure of working with all three on solo shows in the past, and we are thrilled to have them join our roster of represented artists. Through their diverse styles and voices, Amy, Emily, and William bring their unique perspectives to the gallery. We look forward to many upcoming projects and exhibitions with the three of them.
Amy Bernstein is a Portland-based artist and writer originally from Atlanta, GA. She received her BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2004. Her work has been exhibited at such local spaces as the Littman Gallery at Portland State University, Car Hole Gallery, Carl & Sloan, and Worksound. Her last solo exhibition at Nationale, Notes, took place in 2014. She has received grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council in 2012 and from Creative Capital and the Warhol Foundation in 2010. Amy will be showing at Nationale with Patrick Kelly this fall.
Emily Counts was born in Seattle, WA, and currently lives and works in Portland, OR. She studied at the Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin and the California College of the Arts, where she received her BFA. Counts was an artist in residence creating work for associated solo exhibitions at Raid Projects in Los Angeles in 2004 and Plane Space in New York in 2008. She has exhibited at the Torrance Art Museum (Torrance, CA), Garboushian Gallery (Beverly Hills, CA), Disjecta (Portland, OR), Nisus Gallery (Portland, OR), Mark Moore Gallery (Santa Monica, CA), and in Tokyo at Eitoeiko Gallery and Gallery Lara. In 2012 she received grants from both the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation. She is currently a member of the Los Angeles based artist collective Durden and Ray. She had her first solo exhibition with Nationale, The Ins and Outs, in April 2015.
Originally from Los Angeles, William Matheson currently lives in Richmond, VA where he is pursuing his MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University. He received his BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2013. He has exhibited nationally, including a 2014 solo show, Sunless, at Nationale. Matheson is the recipient of the Milton and Sally Avery Fellowship Award from the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT and the Canserrat Residency Artist Fellowship. His second solo show at Nationale opens September 16, 2015.