Natalie Westbrook


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. She has exhibited internationally, including recent exhibitions with Galleri
Golsa, Oslo, Norway; ARTFORMOSA, Taipei City, Taiwan; Paris Contemporary Art Show, Paris, France;
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY; CRUSH Curatorial, New York, NY; Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY;
the B3 Biennial of the Moving Image in Frankfurt, Germany; 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. She was
appointed Lecturer in Painting at Yale University from 2010-2019, and currently teaches at Carnegie
Mellon University where she lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA.
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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
2014 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
BOOTHS
2019 Odds and Ends: Book Fair, Yale University Art Gallery / New Haven, CT
2019 ARTFORMOSA, YIA Art Fair / Taipei City, Taiwan
2019 P/CAS, Paris Contemporary Art Show by YIA Art Fair / Paris, France
2018 Odds and Ends: Book Fair, Yale University Art Gallery / New Haven, CT
2012 CO LAB, ART PLATFORM LOS ANGELES, Interstate Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2012 BUSHWICK BASEL, Interstate Projects, Starr Space / Brooklyn, NY
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020 Hungry Dog // Chopped Liver, Wonzimer / Los Angeles, CA
2020 Mill Street, 26 Mill Street / New Haven, CT
2019 Summer Exhibition, Reynolds Gallery / Richmond, VA
2018 Boston Design Market , Reynolds Gallery / Boston, MA
2018 THE RAFT, Yale Center for Collaborative Arts and Media / New Haven, CT
2018 LABYRINTH, National University Ireland, Galway / Galway, Ireland
2018 ON DESIRE, B3 Binnial of the Moving Image / Frankfurt, Germany
2018 Summer Exhibition, Reynolds Gallery / Richmond, VA
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
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 Founding Editor, Lookie-Lookie, an online and published hard copy journal of writings and
interviews by contemporary artists, curators , critics and historians, held in the collection of
Yale University Library
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
AWARDS AND TEACHING
2019-current Lecturer in Painting and Drawing, Carnegie Mellon University / Pittsburgh, PA
2010-18 Lecturer in Painting, Yale University School of Art
2017-18 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, HI
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

Yellow
Oil and acrylic on canvas
178 x 148w cm

“Poppy Lunch”

Oil and acrylic on canvas

101h x 92w cm

 “Busy doing nothing”

Oil and acrylic on canvas

132h x 216w cm

Heat ( Diptych )
Oil and acrylic on canvas
152 x 275 cm

Blazer
Oil and acrylic on canvas
183 x 213  cm