I hope to create space for creative wonder and joy. My work is hybrid of craft and art making processes that incorporate elements of ceramics, fiber, painting, and sculpture. Using high and low art materials, I reimagine material and process to dismantle and repurpose fine art and craft tradition. Currently, I am exploring new methods of art making that celebrate the artist and viewer as agents for radical change, interrupting the way we make and consume through reclamation and material innovation. I seek to disrupt attitudes of taking-and-wasting that permeate Western culture and present an alternative way forward, encouraging my viewer to reimagine the world around them and celebrating the role of dreaming in the creation of a more equitable world.

Natalie Kuenzi is an interdisciplinary artist and educator living and working in Philadelphia, PA. She holds a BFA in Ceramics and a BA in Art History and Theory from Western Colorado University and a MFA from Tyler School of Art of Temple University. Natalie is a member of Vox Populi, an artist run space in Philadelphia, and her work has been exhibited in Philadelphia, PA, New York, NY, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD, New Haven, CT, Detroit, MI, and beyond. Additionally, Natalie is an adjunct professor and studio technician at Tyler School of Art as well as an instructor for The Clay Studio and The Claymobile of Philadelphia.

Education

Tyler School of Art – Temple University

MFA

Western Colorado University

BFA

Western Colorado University

BA Art History and Theory

Exhibitions

Upcoming 2019

Group, IT’S A WRAP, Philadelphia International Airport - Philadelphia, PA

2019

Group, PostScript: Notions on Contemporary Craft, The Delaware Contemporary - Wilmington, DE

2019

Group, Keystone Clay: East, Baltimore Clayworks - Baltimore, MD

2019

Group, Material Message, Thomas Hunter Project Space - New York, NY

2018

Group, Notes on a Permeable Husk, Hales Project Room - New York, NY

2018

Group, Knew Member Show, Vox Populi - Philadelphia, PA

2018

Group, US: Emerging Artists in Clay, The District Clay Center & Gallery - Washington, DC

2018

Group, Ball Snake Ball, Artspace New Haven - New Haven, CT

2018

Group, The Seventy Sixers, NCECA Shipping Container Gallery - Pittsburgh, PA

2018

Group, Our Claymobile Teaching Artists, The Clay Studio - Philadelphia, PA

2017

Group, With Friends and Flowers, Floating on the Plastic Ocean, The College of New Jersey - Trenton, NJ

2017

Group, Graduate Student Biennial 2017, The Clay Studio - Philadelphia, PA

2017

Solo, We All Have The Sky, Temple Contemporary - Philadelphia, PA

2017

Group, FOUND, Little Berlin - Philadelphia, PA (Curated by Terrill Warrenburg)

2017

Group, Vision Margin, The Glass Factory - Philadelphia, PA

2017

Group, Not Here Not Home, Temple Contemporary - Philadelphia, PA

2017

Group, Dysfunctional, PEWABIC - Detroit, MI

2016 – 2017

Group, 215 | 610 Contemporary: Juried Exhibition of Regional Artists, The Gallery at Delaware County Community College - Philadelphia, PA (Juried by Pepón Osorio)

2016

Group, RBTL (Read Between the Lines), Katzen Art Center - Washington D.C. (College Art Association’s Annual MFA Exhibition)

2015

Solo, Light as Color as Earth, Gallery 126 - Gunnison, Colorado

2015

Solo, Form and Color, Taylor Hall – Western Colorado University - Gunnison, Colorado

2014

Solo, Static Transformation, Quigley Gallery - Gunnison, Colorado

Awards

2017

Master of Fine Arts Project Completion Grant, Temple University

2013

Brian Hirsh Ceramic Artist Award, Western Colorado University