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Natalie Beall
updated: 03/28/2013
website: www.nataliebeall.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
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Focus
Archivist
The Keeper
A Path of a Certain Length
Without being present
Cleaner
We Feel
An intense kind of knowing
The Extra Guest
Pair
 
Portfolio Keywords:  conceptual, craft, pattern, abstract, domestic, meditative
 
 
Focus by Natalie Beall
Focus
fabric, thread, charcoal, window screen, plastic tube
2013
56.25 " x  19 "  x .5 " 
Archivist by Natalie Beall
Archivist
fabric, thread, wood dowel, cord, nail, eye hooks
2012
77.5 " x  45 " 
The Keeper by Natalie Beall
The Keeper
fabric, thread, cord, plastic tube, grommet
2012
30.5 " x  24 "  x .5 " 
A Path of a Certain Length by Natalie Beall
A Path of a Certain Length
fabric, thread, wood dowel, cord, eye hooks, nails
2012
64 " x  30.5 " 
Without being present by Natalie Beall
Without being present
fabric, thread, oil pastel, wood dowel, cord, eye hooks, nails
2012
35 " x  29.25 " 
Cleaner by Natalie Beall
Cleaner
fabric, thread, cord, wood dowel, eye hooks, nails
2012
51 " x  48 " 
We Feel by Natalie Beall
We Feel
window screen, thread, carved wooden pegs, wooden rings, acrylic paint, nails
2012
50 " x  59 "  x 4 " 
An intense kind of knowing by Natalie Beall
An intense kind of knowing
fabric, window screen, thread, plastic tubes
2013
23.25 " x  15 "  x 12 " 
The Extra Guest by Natalie Beall
The Extra Guest
fabric, cord, wood dowel, acrylic paint, nails, eye hooks
2012
46 " x  39 "  x .5 " 
Pair by Natalie Beall
Pair
window screen, fabric, thread, plastic tubes, nails
2012
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

I create minimal wall sculptures that suggest mysterious purposes. This work stems from my fascination with interior objects that blur the line between décor and functionality.

I use fabric because of its reference to the interior domain as well as its ability to droop and hang, producing shifting spaces between wall and object. I incorporate window screen, a transparent link between interior and exterior, to create "threshold" areas in the work, points available for entry or exit.

Each piece begins with abstract drawings that evolve from objects or forms I have observed. I continually revise these drawings, making intuitive formal decisions as I cut, assemble, sew, and sometimes draw on the fabric. 

 

Artist Bio / CV

Born 1981, Atlanta, Georgia
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

 

EDUCATION

MFA Columbia University (2009)

BFA University of Georgia (2004)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS

Décor, Natalie Beall & Denise Schatz, LIC Block Party, Sculpture Center, NY (2012)

NP - CZ, 475 41st St., Brooklyn, NY (Collaborative 2-person show) (2012)

MASCULINISMS, GardenParty/Arts, Brooklyn, NY (2012)

Flux Factory's Not-so-silent Annual Art Auction & Gala, Center 548, NY (2011)

Any Form May Be Transformed Into Another Form, 236 Lincoln, Brooklyn, NY (2011)

Fenced and Stitched, ISCP Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2011)

Woman to Woman, 6-8 Months, New York, NY (2011)

A Feast of Fools, Second Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2011)

Natalie Beall: Screened Seating, 306 Windows, Brooklyn, NY (2-person show) (2010)

Alumni/Faculty Exhibition, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, NY (2010)

Columbia University Thesis Exhibition, Fisher Landau Center for Art, NY (2009)

A Momentary Fantasy, Scaramouche Gallery, NY (2009)

Shapeshifting: Reinventing Heritage, Division of Human Works, Brooklyn, NY (2009)

Columbia University First Year Exhibition, The Nash Building, NY (2008)

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

Catwalk Residency Program, Catskill, NY (2009)

Andrew Fisher Fellowship, Columbia University (2007-2009)

Cortona, Italy Travel Fellowship, University of Georgia (2003)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Levy, Alison. "Columbia", Artslant.com, May 4, 2009