Natalie Frank’s oil-on-canvas and mixed-media paintings – ranging from small-scale portraits to large narrative scenes – are centered on the human figure, rendered semi-abstract and often depicted in exaggerated physical and emotional states. “The narrative – the stories that people tell and use to construct their lives, whether it be religious, humanistic, mythical, social, was and is my entry point in painting and the figure,” she has said. Frank was born in Austin, Texas, in 1980. She received her B.A. in studio art from Yale University, and her M.F.A. in visual arts from Columbia University. Her work has been exhibited internationally, and is represented in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; The Brooklyn Museum of Art; the Burger Collection, Hong Kong; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City; the Yale University Art Museum, New Haven; and many others.
Natalie Frank (b. 1980)