July 10, 1986
Prince Rupert, BC
Nathan Wilson has been carving since 2007. He has been exposed to Haisla artwork since he was born, and is proud to work in a Haisla style. Nathan is the nephew of celebrated Haisla jewellers Barry and Derek Wilson. He has studied design, and has worked with Kwakwaka'wakw carver Alfred Robertson, and Cree carver Troy Bellrose. Between 2011 and 2013, Nathan attended the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art to develop his design, painting, and carving skills. In 2013, Nathan participated in Lattimer Gallery's Annual Charity Bentwood Box Event, wherein the sale of his box generated $1,200.00 CAD to be donated to Vancouver's Urban Native Youth Association. While Nathan began carving traditional media and formats, he is interested in creating more unconventional pieces. For example, he carved and painted a full-sized skateboard in 2009. In 2017, Nathan was hired as an instructor at the Freda Diesing School, his alma mater.