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.  Her work has been exhibited nationally at Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY; Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY; Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA; and Co/Lab at Art Platform Los Angeles, CA among others. 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 several 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 a quarterly journal, Lookie-Lookie, which supports emerging and mid-career artists as a platform for critical writing and interviews.  Westbrook currently teaches courses in Painting and Drawing at Yale University School of Art where she was appointed Lecturer in 2011.

 

EDUCATION

2010                

MFA, Painting and Printmaking, Yale University School of Art

2004                

MA, Critical and Curatorial Studies, University of Louisville

2002

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

                           

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

RISING TIDES: Cathy Choi + Natalie Westbrook, Amy Simon Fine Art / Westport, CT

Canopy, Reynolds Gallery / Richmond, VA

2013

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

2013

Deluge, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA

2012

Natalie Westbrook, Interstate Projects at Bushwick Basel, Starr Space / Brooklyn, NY

2011

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

2004

Made Beliefs, Artswatch / Louisville, KY

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

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

Off the Cuff, Reynolds Gallery / Boston, MA

2014

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

Paint Skin, Institute Library / New Haven, CT

2013

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

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

 Strange Natures, Institute Library / New Haven, CT

2012

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

2011

Chain Letter, Samson / Boston, MA

Half Empty, Vaudeville Park / Brooklyn, NY

Fresh Paint, Reynolds Gallery / Richmond, VA

2010

The Gloaming, Collarworks / Troy, NY

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

2013

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

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

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

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

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

Founding Editor, Lookie-Lookie, a quarterly journal that supports emerging and mid-career artists through dialogue and community, with artist interviews and essays.  www.lookie-lookie.com

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”

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

 

AWARDS

2013                  

Artist in Residence, Haleakala National Park / Maui, HI

2011

The Drawing Center Viewing Program, Curated Artist Registry / New York, NY

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

Soaring Gardens Artist’s Residency, Ora Lerman Trust Award / 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