A bay area native (b. 1928 in Oakland, California), painter and printmaker Nathan Oliveira built a reputation based on his abstract expressionist paintings and his eloquent use of monotype. Trained at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, Oliveira has exhibited his work in galleries and museums nationally and internationally since the mid-1950s. He is represented in permanent collections throughout the country, including the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Brooklyn Museum. He has taught at institutions such as Stanford University, the California College of Arts and Crafts, and the California School of Fine Arts. Oliveira became Pasadena City College’s inaugural artist in residence in 1987.