Artists

United States of America

Natalie Robinson
The Gratitude List

03.07.23 12.07.23

Natalie Robinson is a young muralist from the USA who is curious, driven, and spontaneous. She loves to learn, and even though she is still completing her B.F.A in Graphic Design at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she already has accumulated experiences outside of school that have shown just how passionate she is about the mural public art scene. Natalie came to ´ace to participate in the Palimpsest Project–Mural Painting residency program, where she built a mural installation depicting and mentioning the things that she is grateful for.

Viewing things in a nonconformist way, to see sparkle in the mundane, and the amazing in the ordinary, Natalie’s perspective on life has served her as an inspiration in her pursuit of a career as a professional artist. For her, creativity may be sparked by almost anything – the pattern of debris along the side of a road; the sights and sounds at a Waffle House at 2am; a quiet walk in the woods; or a Friday night rerun of an old Bob Ross episode. Ultimately, it is her goal as an artist, to inspire the future generations of artists to embrace their child-like selves and to go out and create their own world by making their own opportunities. This will excite others to dive in deep and explore their own minds, hold on to their creativity, and be who they really are.

About her art practice, Natalie says: “From the frescoes of the Brancacci and Sistine Chapels, to the Fraternal Kiss on the Berlin Wall, to the myriad Black Lives Matter murals of the past year, murals have always had a great effect on society and can be an incredible source of inspiration to people. We all want to belong somewhere and I believe murals are just the thing that makes a community feel at home and connected to one another. In the classic work of literature, Red Fish, Blue Fish, One Fish, Two Fish, Dr. Seuss notes: ‘From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.’”

BIO
Natalie Robinson
2001 | Belmont, NC, USA
Lives and works in Charlotte, NC, USA

EDUCATION
2023 | In the final stages of her B.F.A. in Graphic Design. University of North Carolina, USA

EXHIBITIONS, RESIDENCIES & AWARDS
2023 | Pamplisest Project Residency. Proyecto´ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2022 | Metamorphosis. Greensboro, USA
2021 | Dysconnected. Greensboro, NC, USA
2020 | Covid19. Greensboro, USA
2019 | City of Belmont Recycling Truck Art Contest

Related Activities

Open Studio

Encuentro muralistas
Artists in dialogue

12.07.23

A notably unique Open Studio unfolded amidst a midday deluge on a Wednesday, presenting the latest propositions [9] and [10] integrated into the Palimpsesto Mural Painting Residency Project. In this project, selected residents intricately interlace their creations with pre-existing murals on the wall, crafted by diverse artists since 2013. Consequently, the collective murals on our terrace evolve into a singular, ongoing masterpiece that delves into the juxtaposition of visual strata, fostering a nuanced and intricate aesthetic encounter. This permits spectators to navigate through varying layers of significance and interpretation, owing to the diverse interventions of artists spanning distinct styles, temporal realms, and career echelons.

Heather Brammeier, an experienced American artist, intervened in existing murals, responding to the marks and pre-existing images. On the other hand, Natalie Robinson, a promising American muralist completing her Bachelor’s in Graphic Design, seeks community connection and belonging through her creative murals. Additionally, the audience had the opportunity to explore the graphic work of Vera Fainshtein, a Ukrainian artist based in California, who, during her residency, captured the rich history and details of the contemporary urban landscape, enriching her visual style with the vibrant color palette of the city and traditional fileteado.

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

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Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

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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.

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

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Residencies 2024

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July 31st, 2024

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