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The exploration of human movement is a recurring narrative through my work and process. When I work, there’s often a push and pull, a play with gravity as the process of making is highly intuitive. I suspect the compulsive nature of the movement in my work is partly related to the need to stay alive, to be human. If I look at a work and it starts to feel contained, I get agitated – as if it’s alive and needs air. As a whole, the work looks at the intersection of tactility, human flesh, and the power of process.

I suspect the compulsive nature of the movement is partly related to the need to stay alive, to be human.

A Chicago native, Natalie holds a studio art degree and is a graduate of Yale University, Virginia Commonwealth University and Shasta College. She is the recipient of the Barbara Jane Carr Scholarship for excellence in the visual arts and her works have been awarded in various juried shows. Natalie practices in and is pleased to be part of the artistic community in Austin, TX. You may follow her behind the scenes on Instagram at @natalieshawstudio.

EXHIBITIONS

2021 Ann Metzger National Biennial Exhibition, National Juried Group Exhibition, St Louis MO

2021 EAST Austin Studio Tour, Bolm Studios, Austin TX

2019 EAST Austin Studio Tour, Bolm Studios, Austin TX

2019 Open 30, National Juried Group Exhibition, Martha Fenstermaker Gallery, Laredo TX

2019 Skins and Beginnings, Window Dressing Solo Exhibition, ICOSA Gallery, Austin TX

2019 Contemporary Texas, Statewide Juried Exhibition, Ao5 Gallery, Austin TX

2019 Dialogic, Cement Loop Gallery, Austin TX

2018 Open 30, National Juried Group Exhibition, Martha Fenstermaker Gallery, Laredo TX

2018 In The Beginning, Solo Exhibition, Joy Organics, Austin TX

2018 Without A Name, Solo Exhibition, Theory Collaborative, Redding CA

2018 Annual Show, Liberty Arts Contemporary Gallery, Yreka CA

2017 Art in the City, Solo Exhibition, Redding City Hall, Redding CA

2017 Forgeries, Carter House Gallery, Redding CA

2017 Chico Art Center Juried Group Exhibition, Online Gallery, Chico CA | Honorable Mention Award Recipient

2017 Go Home, Carter House Gallery, Redding CA

2017 Air & Other Spaces, Solo Exhibition, The Stirring, Redding CA

2017 Shasta Lake Showcase, Heritage Art Center, Shasta City CA

2017 Home, Siskiyou Arts Museum, Dunsmuir CA

2016 Impressions, Liberty Arts Contemporary Gallery, Yreka CA

2016 Shasta College Year End Show, Shasta College Gallery, Redding CA | Juror Award Recipient (2)

2016 Above Ground, Solo Exhibition, Shasta College Library Gallery, Redding CA

2016 Andrew Patterson-Tutschka Online Exhibit

GRANTS & AWARDS

2020 Austin Creative Worker Relief Grant

2016 Honorable Mention Award, Chico Art Center

2016 Dual Juror’s Award, Shasta College Annual Exhibition

2015 Barbara Jane Carr Scholarship for Excellence in Visual Art