B.F.A., Arts and Design Sculpture, Northern Michigan University
M.F.A., Arts (Metals), Arizona State University
Leon Nash is a Northern Michigan-based artist. He received his undergraduate degree in sculpture from Northern Michigan University and his master’s degree in metals/jewelry from Arizona State University. He has been formally creating three-dimensional artworks for the past 15 years. Primarily, Leon uses ferrous and non-ferrous metal materials, but will use anything that best fits the needs of his concepts. Other materials may include: found object, wood, plastic or glass. In some of his latest work his visual concepts are driven from the language of wayfinding, which he uses as a metaphor for individuals who are in a transient stage in their lives. Naturally because of this inspiration arrows are a common theme throughout his work.
Leon Nash currently teaches studio art and design classes for North Central Michigan College. His warm, approachable demeanor and expertise in his craft make his classes fun and inspiring for all skill levels.