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NATALIA NAKAZAWA

Italiano (Italian)

*Featured photo: “Multilocational” exhibition at Old Stone House. Our Stories of Migration, 2017 Jacquard woven tapestry, yarn 71” x 106” Photo credit: Etienne Frossard. Copyright Natalia Nakazawa

. Copyright Natalia Nakazawa

http://www.natalianakazawa.com/

Natalia Nakazawa is a Queens-based interdisciplinary artist working across the mediums of painting, textiles, and social practice. Utilizing strategies drawn from a range of experiences in the fields of education, arts administration, and community activism, Natalia negotiates spaces between institutions and individuals, often inviting participation and collective imagining. Her woven tapestries incorporate public domain images from the online archives and collections of major institutions, layering imagery that questions national identities. She held the position of Assistant Director of EFA Studios for close to 10 years, supporting a large network of contemporary artists through subsidized studio spaces and professional practice opportunities in midtown Manhattan.

Obtrait: La Migración, 2018 Jacquard woven tapestry, shisha hand embroidery, metal sequins 71” x 106”
Obtraits, II Jacquard woven textile 71" x 53" Edition of 5, 1 AP 2015
Obtraits, I Jacquard woven textile 71" x 53" Edition of 5, 1 AP 2015

Natalia received her MFA in studio practice from California College of the Arts, a MSEd from Queens College, and a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has recently been exhibited at the Arlington Arts Center (Washington, DC), Transmitter Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), the Museum of Arts and Design (New York, NY), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY), CUE Art Foundation (New York, NY), American Folk Art Museum Gallery (Long Island City, NY), Honolulu Biennial (Honolulu, HI), and Minnesota Street Projects (San Francisco, CA). Natalia is currently an artist in residence at The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, and has been awarded a residency at MASS Moca this summer.

Ancestral Longing 71” width x 53” height jacquard woven tapestry, shisha mirrors, rhinestones, and beads 2023
Demons and Protectors: Say their names #GuiYingMa #ChristinaYunaLee #MichelleAlyssaGo 53” width x 71” height Jacquard woven textile 2022
Language of Birds, 2019 Jacquard woven tapestry, shisha hand embroidery, rooster feathers 71” x 106”