Work on Paper
Gouache and chalk pastel on paper
76.2 x 55.9 (cm)
30.0 x 22.0 (inch)New York-based painter NATALIE FRANK (b. 1980, Austin, Texas) explores relationships of power within issues of identity, sexuality, religion, and history. Her paintings collide the personal, political, and theatrical and are peopled by figures of the in-between—characters ill-defined by gender and sexuality, reality and fantasy, presence and absence. Frank's works often blur the lines between the perverse and the everyday and engages the viewer as a complicit voyeur into their strange reality.
Natalie Frank earned an M.F.A. in visual arts at Columbia University's School of the Arts in 2006 and B.A. in studio art from Yale University. In 2003-2004, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for study at the National Academy of Fine Art in Oslo, Norway. In 1997 and 1999, Frank attended the Slade School in London, and in 2001 the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. Solo and group exhibitions include The London Museum of Design; The Rose Art Museum, Watham, MA; Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel; The National Academy Museum, New York; The Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, PA; the Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT.