Natalie Turturro

NEW YORK, NY

Natalie Turturro
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Born in Manhattan, of German and Italian descent. Spent the first half of her childhood in Manhattan, and the latter part near the beach in Florida. Received her BFA in Theatre Design from Boston University in 2010. Lived abroad in Shanghai, London, and Paris. Was selected for prestigious internships at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; with new media arts group "Furtherfield.org"; and with performance art group, "Coney." Natalie’s illustrations have appeared & sold in solo and group exhibitions in both New York and Paris. Her influences are cross-disciplinary, including figures in visual art, theatre, and fashion. Major influences include: Raoul Dufy, Maira Kalman, Edith Head, Wes Anderson, Olympia Le-Tan, Hussein Chalayan, Peter Brook, Bertolt Brecht, and beautiful strangers . . .

ARTIST STATEMENT

I create colorful, miniature works on paper to brighten little nooks and crannies in your house that would otherwise become forgotten and lost in the dust. I purposely make my paintings small in size to combat the super-sized phenomenon plaguing our world. I believe art should be affordable, thus smaller works equate smaller prices. I infuse quotidien scenes with saturated colors and sparkly, reflective metallics to elevate my subject matter from reality into a dream world. I paint how I want to remember.

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