Natalie Westbrook received her BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art, her MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies from the University of Louisville, and her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the Yale University School of Art.  Recent exhibitions include Crush Curatorial, New York, NY, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY; Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY; Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA; and the B3 Biennial of the Moving Image in Frankfurt, Germany. She received the Haleakala Artist in Residence, the Robert Schoelkopf Memorial Travel Grant, and the Carol Schlosberg Memorial Prize for Excellence in Painting.  Her work is held in private and public collections, including Markel Corporation, Red Bank, NJ; Capital One, Richmond, VA; and Art Bank Program, US Department of State, Washington, DC; and Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI. Westbrook is co-founding editor of the quarterly web-based arts journal, Lookie-Lookie.  She was appointed Lecturer in Painting at the Yale University School of Art from 2010-2019, and currently teaches at Carnegie Mellon where she resides in Pittsburgh. Upcoming exhibitions include a presentation of new works on paper for Art Formosa, Taipei City, Taiwan, and Paris Contemporary Art Show, Paris, France.

 

EDUCATION               

MFA, Painting and Printmaking, Yale University School of Art     

MA, Critical and Curatorial Studies, University of Louisville

BFA, School of Art, The Cooper Union School of Art

                           

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Hunger, CRUSH Curatorial / New York, NY

2017 Quagmire, Norwalk Community College / Norwalk, CT

2017 Rising Tides, Amy Simon Fine Art / Westport, CT

2017 Canopy, Reynolds Gallery / Richmond, VA

2013 Diamond Head, collaboration with Johannes DeYoung, Interstate Projects / Brooklyn, NY

2013 Deluge, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA

2011 Natalie Westbrook: Paranoia Peppermint, Interstate Projects / Brooklyn, NY

 

BOOTHS

2019 ART FORMOSA, YIA Art Fair, Taipei City, Taiwan

2019 P/CAS, Paris Contemporary Art Show by YIA Art Fair / Paris, France

2012 CO LAB, ART PLATFORM LOS ANGELES, Interstate Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2012 BUSHWICK BASEL, Interstate Projects, Starr Space / Brooklyn, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Odds and Ends: Book Fair, Yale University Art Gallery / New Haven, CT

2018 Summer Exhibition, Reynolds Gallery / Richmond, VA

2018 THE RAFT, Yale Center for Collabortive Arts and Media / New Haven, CT

2018 LABYRINTH, National University Ireland, Galway / Galway, Ireland

2017 ON DESIRE, B3 Biennial of the Moving Image, Frankfurt, Germany

2017 The Sands, Essex Flowers, New York, NY

2017 Reynolds Gallery Boston, Reynolds Gallery / Boston, MA

2017 Odds and Ends: Book Fair, Yale University Art Gallery / New Haven, CT

2016 Odds and Ends: Book Fair, Yale University Art Gallery / New Haven, CT

2016 Off the Cuff, Reynolds Gallery / Boston, MA

2014 Shrink It Pink It, Cathouse Funeral / New York, NY

2014 Paint Skin, Institute Library / New Haven, CT

2013 SUDDENNESS + CERTAINTY, Robert Miller Gallery / New York, NY

2013 The Delightful Land, The Horticultural Society of New York / New York, NY

2013 Strange Natures, Institute Library / New Haven, CT

2012 Material Frequencies, Davenport College Gallery, Yale University / New Haven, CT

2011 Chain Letter, Samson / Boston, MA

2011 Half Empty, Vaudeville Park / Brooklyn, NY

2011 Fresh Paint, Reynolds Gallery / Richmond, VA

2010 The Gloaming, Collarworks / Troy, NY

2010 MFA Thesis, 1156 Chapel Street Gallery, Yale University / New Haven, CT 

2009 Peering Into The Future, 1156 Chapel Street Gallery, Yale University / New Haven, CT 

2008 The Paper Bag Players: 50 Years of Theater Art, NY Public Library for the Performing Arts / New York, NY 

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017  Panko, Ben. “Reach Out and Touch This Virtual Reality Art Installation,” Smithsonian Magazine, Aug 18.

2017  Sutton, Benjamin. “A VR Exhibition Pays Tribute to a Long-Gone Vegas Casino,” Hyperallergic, Aug 9.

2013 Galgiani, Allison.  “Five Shows That Are Bound to Get You Out of Your Winter Slump,” Bushwick Daily, 21 March 2013, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Seely, Thomas.  “Art Uncovered: Diamond Head,” Interview, BreakThru Radio, 9 April 2013, New York, NY

2012 DeYoung, Johannes, and Westbrook, Natalie. "Sandwich Isle Romantics: Deeper, Deeper Diamond Head" Title Magazine, 14 March 2012, Philadelphia, PA

2012 Graeber, Laurel.  “The Paper Bag Players Laugh! Laugh! Laugh!” The New York Times, 26 Jan. 2012, New York, NY

2011 Seely, Thomas.  “Art Uncovered: Natalie Westbrook,” Interview, BreakThru Radio, May 10, New York, NY

2011 Tran, Audrey.  “Bushwick Open Studios” Arts in Bushwick, 29 May 2011, Brooklyn, NY

2011 Haines, Chelsea.  “Brooklyn Art Incubators” Blend, 27 Aug. 2011, New York, NY

2009 “Prana, pure solid and true” ROJO Magazine, June Issue, Barcelone, Spain

2008 “Natalie Westbrook: beautifuldecay.com, July 29, New York, NY

 

PUBLICATIONS

2016- current Founding Editor, Lookie-Lookie

2009 Infinitesimal Eternity: Images Made in the Face of Spectacle, exhibition catalog, Yale University, author of four essays: Beverly Fishman, Gina Ruggeri, Monique Prieto, and Tony Matelli  

2006 Hidden New York: A Guide to Places that Matter, Rutgers University Press, 2006, author: The Cube, an essay on artist Tony Rosenthal’s public sculpture “Alamo”

2006 Presence, exhibition catalog, Speed Art Museum / Louisville, KY, co-author of three essays: Franz Gertsch, Bill Henson, and Ik-Joong Kang

 

TEACHING

2019 Adjunct Professor, Carnegie Mellon University / Pittsburgh, PA

2010-18 Full-time Lecturer in Painting, Yale University School of Art / New Haven, CT

2017-18 Visiting Artist Lecture, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford / Hartford, CT

2017 Visiting Artist Lecture, Norwalk Community College / Norwalk, CT

2013 Assistant to the Director, Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art / Norfolk, CT

HONORS

2015 Panelist, Gender, Identity & The Artist’s Career: A Conversation, Yale School of Art / New Haven, CT

2014 Teaching Artist in Residence, Hui No’eau / Maui, H

2013 Artist in Residence, Haleakala National Park / Maui, HI

2010 Nominee, Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant / New York, NY 

2010 Carol Schlosberg Memorial Prize for Excellence in Painting, Yale University / New Haven, CT

2009 Robert Schoelkopf Memorial Travel Grant, Yale University / New Haven, CT 

2006 Ora Lerman Trust Artist Residency / Wyalusing, PA 

2005 The Cooper Union Summer Artist Residency / New York, NY   

2003-04 Graduate Teaching Assistantship in Art History, Hite Art Institute of University of Louisville / KY 

 

COLLECTIONS

Markel Corporation, Red Bank, NJ

Art Bank Program, US Department of State, Washington, DC

Capital One, Richmond, VA

Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI