David Nash

(1945–)
David Nash OBE is an internationally renowned artist who works primarily in wood: growing it, cutting it, carving it, and charring it. Since 1967, he has lived and worked in Blaenau Ffestiniog in North Wales, where he keeps and tends a wood full of his organic installations, including the famous Ash Dome, which he planted in 1977, and where, a year later, he carved the Wooden Boulder, which for years floated down the local estuary.


David Nash trained at Kingston College of Art and Chelsea School of Art. He has exhibited globally and has work in over eighty public collections including Tate Gallery, London; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo and the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.


Notable recent solo exhibitions have included one at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in
2010-11 and 'A Natural Gallery' at Kew Gardens which finished in April 2013.


He was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 2004.