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“One of ten photographers to watch” Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts about Natalie Christensen
The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art named Natalie Christensen as one of “Ten Photographers to Watch”. Christensen’s photography has been exhibited in London, Dusseldorf, New York and Los Angeles. The Royal Photographic Society in the United Kingdom has presented her artwork and a lecture by the artist. As one of five invited photographers for “The National 2018: Best of Contemporary Photography” at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, her work was bestowed the purchase prize and thereby added to the museum’s permanent collection. Collaborative site-specific projects have been put forth by Iconic Standard Vision Billboard, Los Angeles; El Rey Court, Santa Fe; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and Peckham Levels, London
Natalie Christensen has shown her work in exhibitions around the world, including London, Berlin, New York and Los Angeles. She was one of five invited photographers for “The National 2018: Best of Contemporary Photography” at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and was recently named one of “Ten Photographers to Watch” at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. Her photographs are in the permanent collections of museums and institutions as well as numerous private collections. Natalie is represented by Turner Carroll Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Susan Spiritus Gallery in Newport Beach, California, and Galerie Minimal in Berlin, Germany. When Natalie isn’t looking for photos behind forgotten shopping centers you can find her checking her Instagram feed while hiking the mountains around Santa Fe.
Awards and Exhibitions
Taking Pictures, 2020, Juried Exhibition, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR April 1 – 20, 2020
Expressions West Juried Exhibition, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR May 1 -June 27, 2020 – POSTPONED
Solo Exhibition, The Deconstructed Self, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX July 20 – August 29, 2020 – POSTPONED
Representing the West: A New Frontier, Juried Exhibition, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO January 28 – March 19, 2020
Solo exhibition, “The Deconstructed Self” Galerie Minimal Berlin, Germany August 3 – October 4, 2019
Escape International Juried Exhibition, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, Kansas August 2-30, 2019
5th Annual Group Show, David Orton Gallery, juried by Paula Tognarelli Curator Griffin Museum of Photography Hudson, NY July 20 – August 11, 2019
Solo exhibition, “Last night I dreamt I knew how to swim” Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico April-May, 2019
Solo collaborative exhibition with Jim Eyre, alteredstates/alteredscapes, Turner Carroll Gallery and El Rey Court, Santa Fe, NM April 19-21, 2019
A Year of Making Meaning: New Additions to the Collection 2019, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, April – June 2019
Royal Photographic Society International Exhibition 161, touring the United Kingdom Feb – Dec, 2019
Artist Talk, Royal Photographic Society, Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham, UK March, 30, 2019
Group Exhibition, Treat America Foley Gallery, New York, New York – January 2019
Solo exhibition Altered Perspective, Turner Carroll Gallery, September 7- Oct 2, 2018
Solo collaborative exhibition with Jim Eyre, alteredstates/alteredscapes, UNM School of Architecture Gallery, September 14 – October 11, 2018
Site: Brooklyn Gallery, Contemporary Photography 2008-2018 juried by Kristen Gaylord July 13 – August 2018
Invited Photographer, The National: Best of Contemporary Photography 2018, Fort Wayne Museum of Art April-July 2018
Artist Talk, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, April 2018
Solo collaborative exhibition with Jim Eyre, alteredstates/alteredscapes at Peckham Levels, London, U.K. February -April, 2018
33rd Annual International Exhibition, Meadows Gallery, University of Texas at Tyler January 22 – March 9, 2018
alteredstates/alteredscapes, exhibited on the Standard Vision Screen in downtown Los Angeles, CA. January, 2018
Griffin Museum of Photography, virtual gallery feature of “The Deconstructed Self” June – September 2018
Invited photographer for an electronic collaboration as part of Shifting Light: Photographic Perspectives at New Mexico Museum of Art, Mar 4-10, 2018
Juried Group Show, Primary to Tertiary – Site: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY November 3 – December 3, 2017
Two person exhibition, “Light Minded” Actors Theatre Gallery, Louisville, KY Sept 1 – Nov 2, 2017
Work x 5 Invitational Group Show – Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA (March)
Juried Group Show – Onomato Kunstleverein, Dusseldorf, Germany (February). Voted the “People’s Choice” winner.
The Salon Show Invitational – Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA
Emerge Santa Fe Juried Show – David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Winner Santa Fe Opera/Simply Santa Fe Juried Show – Iconik, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Honorable mention, International Photography Awards, Lucie Foundation, September 2019
Invited Panelist, Center and Turner Carroll Gallery, Bridging the Gap: Photography and Contemporary Art. Santa Fe, NM April 19, 2019
alteredstatesalteredscapes.com Launch at Review Santa Fe Photography Festival, October 19-20, 2018
Second place winner, 2018 International Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, March 8 – 31, 2018
11th Julia M. Cameron Award, Honorable Mention.
Finalist, Smithsonian.com 15th Annual Photo Contest, “Go Deeper”, Altered Images category. 2018
Purchase Award winner, 33rd Annual International Exhibition, Meadows Gallery, University of Texas at Tyler 2018
Featured photograph for Center Santa Fe’s 2018 campaign “Gestalt at Monument Valley”.2017
Chromatic Awards, honorable mention for “Go Deeper and On Shaky Ground”
Finalist, Critical Mass 2017 Photolucida
Minimal or Minimalist photography is in the tradition of the Minimal Arts of the 20th century. It embodies a style of contemporary photography whose language is simplicity. Her works concentrate on the reduction of pictorial elements to a minimum and the composition of components such as form, colour and line to – often picturesque – compositions.
Minimalist Photographers like Natalie Christensen find their motives in everyday life. They discover them through a very special view of the world. On the always the same, the banal. Sometimes they are schematic descriptions of the topography, sometimes purely planar abstract compositions. Sometimes detailed, sometimes spacious.
It‘s always a matter of reduction. To show things as they are. What you can discover in them – or what you can discover in yourself, through them. If you only engage with them or see through them. To find something that you were not looking for. For us all this means mindfulness and the works of Galerie Minimal are their visualization.
Galerie Minimal is the gallery for minimalist photography. Founded in 2018 by Florian Wassily Kazimirski and Fabian Willi Simon in the creative heart of Berlin, it aims to be a unique center for this wonderful style of contemporary photography. In our online shop we sell strictly limited art prints with bright pigment inks on high quality cotton papers. Photographs like paintings with impressive colors and timelessly beautiful compositions
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