Natalie Lomeli was born in Oceanside and grew up in the San Diego and Riverside county areas. She attended the San Francisco Art Institute for 2 years before transferring to the Pacific Northwest College of Art where she received her Bachelors of Fine Arts, graduating with the Dean's Scholarship, PNCA grant, as well as an Honors Scholarship. She departed Portland, OR for New York City in the Summer of 2011 where she has since played an active role in the Brooklyn Art Community, participating in group shows as well as being a recent graduate resident at Brooklyn Art Space. She has also had solo shows at The Brenda Taylor Gallery in Chelsea, NY. She recently finished a course at Anderson Ranch Arts Center where she was given full scholarship to attend, was chosen as a featured artist for Brooklyn Art Space, and was selected as a resident for the Vermont Studio Center this Fall. You can find her most recent activities and writings on her blog, natalielomeli.blogspot.com or natalielomeli.com.
I've always been possessed by how objects, fabric, and images carry meaning – each are cultural markers for time and place. It's our individual perspective that allows us to love and hate, and my work aims to clarify how ambiguous that can really be. My style is one that embraces opposition. I'll render the realistic next to the abstract, full dimensionality next to flatness, and of course the personally significant next to the meaningless. I believe it is inherently powerful to love the ambiguous. It's the goal of my painting to speak to the spectrum of that notion.
b. 1987, Oceanside, CA Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
2011Pacific Northwest College of Art, BFA
2012House of Relative Whale, Brenda Taylor Gallery, New York, NY
2012I Will Never/Always Love You, Brenda Taylor Gallery, New York, NY
2010Physical Familiarity, Higgins Gallery
2013Spring Member Salon, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2013Winter Member Salon, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012Fall Season Grand Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012Juried Exhibition, Brenda Taylor Gallery, New York, NY
2012 ITSA SMALL SMALL WORLD, Family Business Gallery, New York, NY
2011PNCA Undergrad Thesis Exhibition, Pacific Northwest College of Art