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Natasha Wright

Natasha Wright

Earth Goddess, 2020, oil and mica on canvas, 1219mm x 1524mm

Biography

Natasha Wright is a New Zealand born artist based in New York. She creates large-scale paintings, which fuse figuration and abstraction. Wright explores ideas of gender, sexuality, power and aggression. Her work critiques the representation of females throughout history alongside contemporary references.

 

Wright has exhibited both in the United States and internationally. Solo shows include “A Place To Stand” – (Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland, 2021), Sista Grotto - (Spring Break Art Fair, New York 2020), When Black Swallows Red (John Davis Gallery, New York, 2019), Sista Chapel (SFA Projects, New York, 2019) and Angels and Icons (Parlour Projects, Hawkes Bay, 2019).

 

In 2017, Wright received her MFA from The New York Studio School. She was awarded The New York Studio School Scholarship, The Jane Chace Carroll Merit Award and the LCU Award. Her work has been featured in Art Critical, Harper’s Bazaar, The New Zealand Artist Magazine and The New Zealand Herald. In 2018, Wright’s solo show Les Biches was named as one of the five best female art exhibitions in NYC by Harper’s Bazaar.

 

Past residencies include DNA Residency (Freight and Volume Gallery, NY). Wright is a volunteer at Art Start and The Exceptional Artists Foundation - an organization dedicated to empowering the special needs arts community. Natasha’s work is held in the Wallace Trust Collection and private collections internationally.

 

SOLO SHOWS:

2022 – Upcoming solo exhibition, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland, New Zealand

2022 – Upcoming solo exhibition, M Contemporary, Sydney, Australia

2021 – “A Place to Stand” – Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland, New Zealand

2020 – “Sista Grotto” – Spring Break Art Fair, New York

2019 - “Sista Chapel”, SFA Projects - New York

2019 - “Angels and Icons”, Parlor Projects - Hawkes Bay, New Zealand 

2019 - “When Black Swallows Red”, John Davis Gallery – New York

2018 - “Les Biches”, curated by JMN Artists, 61 Hester St - New York 

2017 - “Masculin Féminin,” MFA Thesis Show - NYSS Gallery – New York

 

GROUP SHOWS:

2021 – “Leaving the Body” – Curated by Morgan Everhart - The Yard, City Hall – New York

2020 – “It’s Complicated” – Two Person show - Spring Break Art Show – Los Angeles 

2019 - “I Don’t Go By That” - Curated by Joachim Pissarro, Steven Harvey – New York 

2019 - Holiday Benefit in partnership with Solace House - M David & Co, New York 

2019 - “Body Beautiful” – Curated by Indira Ceserine, The Untitled Space, New York 

2019 - “Thuderdome”– Curated by Becky Yazden, Ridgewood Open Studios, New York 

2019 - The New York Studio School Alumni Invitational, Curated by Claire Sherman 

2019 - “New Narrative Now” – M David & Co, Brooklyn, New York 

2019 - “Origins” – The Art Vacancy, Bowery, Lower East Side, New York 

2019 - Winter juried exhibition – Curated by Elisa Jensen, Blue Mountain Gallery, NY

2018 - “Border Walls” – The Border, 56 Bogart St, Brooklyn, New York 

2018 - Summer Juried show – Curated by Karen Wilkin - Bowery Gallery, New York 

2018 - “X Marks The Spot”- NYSS Alumni invitational, curated by Malado Baldwin 

2018 - “Missed Connections ”, curated by JMN Artists - 137 Eldridge St, New York 

2018 - “We Are The Ones”, Neon Parlor, Melbourne, Australia

2017 - Hohenberg Travel Award – NYSS Gallery, New York 

2017 - Small works group show - Vivid Space, San Diego, California 

2017 - “Secret Garden” - The Untitled Space, Tribeca, New York 

2017 - “Material Matters” – Curated by JMN Artists, Peninsula Art Space, New York 

2017 - “Masculin Féminin,” MFA Thesis Show – NYSS Gallery, New York

2016 - Small Works Group Show - Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, New York 

2016 - “Who“- Mailbox Art Space, Melbourne, Australia - “Topless Places” – NYSS Gallery, New York

2015 - “Painting as Sculpture, Sculpture as Painting” – NYSS Gallery, New York 

2013 - "Dysmorphia" - Central Saint Martins - London, UK 2008 - “Summerz Cool” - Parsons, The New School, New York

 

RESIDENCIES:

2019 - DNA Residency, Freight and Volume Gallery 2020 - DNA Residency, Freight and Volume Gallery – (Upcoming)

 

ARTISTS TALKS:

2019 - Joachim Pissarro conversation with Natasha Wright- Steven Harvey Fine Arts, New York 2019 - Marina Granger in conversation with Natasha Wright - Soho House, New York

2018 - Nancy Elsamanoudi in conversation with Natasha Wright - Amos Eno Gallery, New York

 

CURATORIAL:

2018 - “Missed Connections” – 137 Eldridge St, New York 2017 - “Material Matters” - Peninsula Art Space, New York

 

PRESS:

2021 – The Denizen Magazine, Fashion Quarterly

2019 – Femme Art Review - “Dark Angels and Amazons” , Two Coats of Paint – “Benjamin Pritchard and Natasha Wright: Dark, Murky and Subterranean” , White Hot Magazine – “Noah Becker talks to Painter Natasha Wright” , Fashion Quarterly – “Get to Know New Zealand Artist Before Her Homecoming Exhibition”, The Denizen -“Prominent Kiwi Artist Tells Us About Her Upcoming Exhibition, Angels and Icons” 

2018 – Whitehot Magazine – “Les Biches by Natasha Wright”, Art Critical – “Moments of Heightened Sensation – Natasha Wright Discusses Her Work with Nancy Elsamanoudi” , Harper’s Bazaar – “The Best Female Art Exhibitions To See This Fall”, The Denizen – “Four Upcoming Exhibits That Are Worth Booking A Plane Ticket For” 

2017 - The New Zealand Artist Magazine - "Tabula Rasa", The Denizen Magazine - “ Girl Uninterrupted “, Harper's Bazaar - "How Feminist Artists Are Staging Their Own Protests with Paint”

 

AWARDS / AFFILIATIONS:

2021 – Diocesan Women to Watch Award – Auckland, New Zealand 

2019 – NYFA Artist / Entrepreneur, Saratoga Springs, 2016 - 2017 Jane Chace Carroll Merit Award 

2016 – 2017 - New York Studio School Scholarship, 2016 - LCU Award (New York Studio School), 2010 – Honors Award – Massey University, New Zealand, 2007 - Young Inspiring New Zealanders Award


 

EDUCATION:

2017 - Masters in Fine Arts - The New York Studio School, New York

2013 - Central St Martins – Visual Arts, Foundation Course – London 

2010 - Bachelor of Design (Honors), Massey University, Wellington 

2008 - Design and Management - Parsons, The New School, New York

 
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