Nathaniel Allen


Chair, NASAD Committee on Nominations
Appointed March 2022; term ends October 2022

Nathaniel Allen is Chair of the Department of Art at Alabama State University. He previously served as Director of Visual Studies at Andrew College and joined the faculty at Alabama State in 2009. His areas of focus include drawing, painting, mixed-media and digital illustration.

Professor Allen has worked in a number of career fields including freelance illustrator, website production assistant, commercial printer and owner/manager of his own retail store specializing in art supplies, comic books, cult movie rentals and toys. He has also created commissioned portraits, mural paintings, book and magazine illustrations, and logo designs; and has won a variety of awards in juried art exhibitions. He has self-published an independent comic book, and written and performed original music with the band “The LG’s.”

Professor Allen serves NASAD as a visiting evaluator, and was a member of the Committee on Nominations from 2018-2020.

Professor Allen earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting at the University of Mississippi and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting at Michigan State University.

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Posted March 2022