Nate Gervais, not his real name, has studied sculpture, fine art, film and video, architecture and history at Western, at Fanshawe College and at The Academy of Art in San Francisco. CA. He has worked as a picture framer and as a house framer. His grandfather had taught him to paint with acrylics and palette knife on a canvas larger than the seven-year-old himself. After a long absence he took up painting to shield from the mental subterfuge of homelessness.
Nate Gervais paints with characteristic embrace of the absurd as philosophical reflection on urban survival and modern cultural apathy.