Nolan Tredway’s works draws from a mythologies and techniques both old and new to create worlds both familiar and strange, inviting and dangerous, playful and academic. Nolan studied art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with additional courses from the Fundacion Ortega y Gasset in Toledo, Spain. He is currently the co-director of Tugboat Gallery and runs his own studio/gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska. His work has earned the Ida M. Vreeland Award and a Nebraska Arts Council Individual Fellowship Award. While primarily a painter and filmmaker, he works in a variety of media from T-shirt to toy design. He is the creator of the marionette short film series, Milk, which has been shown nationally, and his paintings have been exhibited internationally.