United States of America

Natalie Fragola

29.02.16 18.03.16

Natalie Fragola is a visual artists who develops her work through scientific experimentation. She is based in New York and is the director of Obra Obscura, a creative studio that specializes in textile dyeing and fabrication for the film, fashion and theater industry.

After finishing the ´acePIRAR residency, Natalie exhibited the produced work at POPA Art Gallery in La Boca, Buenos Aires.


My work is a showcase of my excitement, desire for exploration and expression of emotions translated into color.

I am deeply inspired by the union of science and art. I employ the elements of chance, climate, and alchemy to create organic time-based works in various mediums; including dyes (natural & synthetic), textiles, watercolor, horse hair, and bones. Along with these experiments and findings, I hope to connect with people through color, pattern, and nature; using complementary shapes and contradictory textures to stimulate the brain in abstract ways.

Currently, I am experimenting with naturally-occurring pigments and raw auxiliary chemicals. These elements change and shift over time in reflection of nature itself, in addition to being more sustainable and less toxic. I would like to highlight the natural attraction of these colors to the viewer as a way of exploring our collective relationship with nature.

Natalie Fragola
1984 | Pittsburgh, USA
Lives and works in New York, USA

2007 | Bachelor in Fashion Design and Bachelor in Fibers, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, USA
2004 | Studio Art and Biology

Old Dominion University, Virginia, USA

Yes Chef, Otion Front Studio, 1196 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Nights Eyes,
 Bushwick Open Studios, 885 Willoughby, Brooklyn, New York, USA
God, Those People,
 Studio 109, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Winter Salon Show,
 Space 776, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires


38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)


D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')


Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

Artist-in-Residence International Program

Open Call #4
Residencies 2021-2022
Deadline October 31, 2021


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