Nathaniel Hesse 

Nathaniel Hesse, a native of Rhode Island, graduated from RISD with a BFA in Sculpture (1976). He has been a sculptor ever since. He worked and showed in Denver in the late seventies then moved to Rhode Island where he continued to make sculpture and exhibit in New England & New York and Florida while working for sailboat builders. In 1991 he was made the head fabricator at the Shidoni Bronze Foundry in Tesuque, New Mexico (1991-1995).

In 2002, he founded the Sculpture Ranch, an outdoor venue for large scale, abstract art.  He is a member of Arts in Public Places Committee for the City of Santa Fe since 2006 and is past-President of the Rhode Island School of Design Alumni Association and on the RISD Board of Trustees since 2009. 

EXHIBITIONS

             SCULPTURE ON MAIN STREET  –  MARBLE  FALLS , TEXAS

             BEST IN SHOW                                                      2009, 2010, 2011

             SCULPTURAL IDEAS – THE ART CENTER AT FULLER LODGE

             LOS ALAMOS , NEW MEXICO                                                  2009

             OCCUPYING FORCES / GROUP SHOW

ADAMS STATE COLLEGE , ALAMOSA, COLORADO             2008

RECENT SCULPTURE @ SCULPTURE RANCH

ONE PERSON SHOW - SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER              2006

GALERIE CATHERINE NÈGRE / PARIS, FRANCE                  2004

SCULPTURE RANCH / SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

CO-CREATED OUTDOOR SCULPTURE GALLERY                2002

HAND ARTES GALLERY / TRUCHAS, NEW MEXICO

RECENT WORKS                                                            1999-2002

SANDRA HUMPHRIES GALLERY / ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO  1998

COLLEGE OF SANTA FE / SCULPTURE PROJECT               1997

SHIDONI CONTEMPORARY GALLERY / TESUQUE, NEW MEXICO

COLOR SHOW  1994/  FURNITURE SHOW  1993 /  DEATH AND TAXES SHOW  1992

FLUX GALLERY / PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND                 1989

HELANDER GALLERY / PALM BEACH, FLORIDA       1983 - 1990

C.S. SCHULTE GALLERY

SOUTH ORANGE, NEW JERSEY & NEW YORK CITY   1985 - 1991

VIRGINIA LYNCH GALLERY / TIVERTON, RHODE ISLAND     1988

CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE AT CHESTERWOOD

STOCKBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS    1984  &  1987

KORNBLUTH GALLERY /  FAIRLAWN, NEW JERSEY   1985 - 1990 

SULLIVAN  BISSENIUS GALLERY / GROUP SHOW - DENVER, COLORADO - 1985

SCULPTURE CENTER  - N.Y.C. / TRANSFORMATION OF THE MINIMALIST STYLE

GROUP SHOW                                                                             1984

MILLHOUSE BUNDY FINE ARTS CENTER / WAITSFIELD, VERMONT

NEW ENGLAND JURIED SHOW - FIRST PRIZE                        1983

ALUMNI SHOW - RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN @ WOODS GERRY 1982

             THE ARTERY GALLERY / SANTA FE DRIVE, DENVER, COLORADO  1979 – 1981

EXPERIENCE

SHIDONI  BRONZE  FOUNDRY

HEAD  FABRICATOR    

TESUQUE, NEW MEXICO                  1991- 1995

QUARTER MOON BOATS / VANGUARD RACING  SAILBOATS

GRAPHIC DESIGNER - BOAT BUILDER

WARREN, RHODE  ISLAND              1985 - 1987

FEDDE BRONZE WORKS

WELDER, CHASER    

DENVER, COLORADO                       1979 - 1981

KEEL CASTER

2,500 LB LEAD KEEL FOR 64' SCHOONER

TORTOLA , B.V.I                                           1980

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

PETER HESSE - GRAPHIC DESIGN

DENVER, COLORADO                     1978 - 1979

GEORGE  ROWE  HISTORICAL MUSEUM - CURATOR

SILVER PLUME, COLORADO           1977 - 1978

 EDUCATION     

 DENVER EAST HIGH                                   1971

 RHODE  ISLAND  SCHOOL OF DESIGN

 SCULPTURE DEPARTMENT /  B.F.A.          1976  

 SYDNEY RICHMOND BURLEIGH AWARD  1975

RECENT PUBLICATIONS/ REVIEWS

Siècle 21, Paris France   2004 - 2005

Coagula Art Journal, Los Angeles, California   2003

THE Magazine, Santa Fe, NM      2002, 2004, 2006, 2011

COMMITTEES / OTHER

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN / ALUMNI ASSOCIATION - PRESIDENT 2009 - 2011

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN / BOARD OF TRUSTEES  - SINCE 2009

 RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN ALUMNI AWARD                           2007

 ART IN PUBLIC PLACES COMMITTEE - CITY OF SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

                                                                    8  YEAR TERM                2006 - 2014

             MENTOR AT  MONTE DEL SOL CHARTER SCHOOL

SANTA FE, NM    METAL ARTS                                   2003-2007