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 Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY; Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY; Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA; and Co/Lab at Art Platform Los Angeles, CA. 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.  Westbrook currently teaches courses in Painting and Drawing at Yale University School of Art where she was appointed Lecturer in 2011.  Upcoming exhibitions include Hunger at CRUSH Curatorial in New York, NY, and the B3 Biennial of the Moving Image in Frankfurt, Germany. 

 

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

2018

Hunger, CRUSH Curatorial / New York, NY

2017

Quagmire, Norwalk Community College / Norwalk, CT

Rising Tides, 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

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Summer Exhibition, Reynolds Gallery / Richmond, VA

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

LABYRINTH, National University Ireland, Galway / Galway, Ireland

2017

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

The Sands, Essex Flowers, New York, NY

Reynolds Gallery Boston, Reynolds Gallery / Boston, MA

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

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

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

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

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

 

HONORS

2017

Visiting Artist Lecture, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford / Hartford, CT

Visiting Artist Lecture, Norwalk Community College / Norwalk, CT

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