Available Works

Biography

Natasha Wright (b. 1987, New Zealand) is a New Zealand artist whose work merges figuration and abstraction, deliberately inviting ambiguity into its interpretation. The act of painting, and especially gesture, prompts her abstractions, excavating in this process fragments of figures. Her paintings explore emblematic representations of the female figure, both sensual and empowered, often cropping bodies as a way of highlighting moments of heightened sensation and drawing attention to a heightened reading of femininity. Natasha has a Masters of Fine Arts from The New York Studio School. She was awarded The New York Studio School Scholarship,The Jane Chace Carroll Merit Award and the LCU Award. She has exhibited in New Zealand, Australia and the United States. Her 2019 solo shows include John Davis Gallery (New York), Parlor Projects (New Zealand) and SFA Projects (New York). Natasha lives and works in New York, USA.

Education

MA, The New York Studio School, 2016-2017

BA, Massey University, 2010-2014

Private Collections

Natasha's work is held in the Wallace Arts Trust and private collections internationally.

Press

2019, Get To Know This New York-Based Artist Before Her Homecoming Exhibition, Fashion Quarterly

2019, Prominent Kiwi Artist Natasha Wright Tells Us About Her Upcoming Exhibition: Angels and Icons, The Denizen

2018, Natasha Wright discusses her work with Nancy Elsamanoudi, Art Critical

2018, The Best Female Art Exhibitions to See This Fall, Harpers Bazaar

2018, Les Biches by Natasha Wright, White Hot

2018, The List, Art Critical

2018, 4 Upcoming Exhibitions That Are Worth Booking A Plane Ticket For, The Denizen

2018, Girl Uninterrupted, The Denizen

2017, Tabula Rasa Feature, The New Zealand Artist

2017, The Female Gaze On Erotica Opens At Untitled Space, Untitled

2017, 18 Artworks That Highlight the Female Gaze in Erotica, Bust

2017, MFA Thesis Show, Art Critical

2017, How Feminist Artists Are Staging Their Own Protests With Paint, Harpers Bazaar

2017, A New Zealand Artist Explores How Women Are, In Fact, Extremely Complicated, The Denizen

2015, Drawing The Runway In New York City, NZ Edge

2014, Drawing The Runway In New York City, The New Zealand Herald

2014, Drawing A Line In The Sand On Her Career, The Daily Telegraph

2008, One To Watch, The New Zealand Herald

Exhibitions

2019, Angels and Icons, Parlour Projects, New Zealand (Solo)
2019, When Black Swallows Red, John Davis Gallery, New York, USA (Solo)
2019, Sista Chapel, SFA Projects, New York, USA (Solo)
2019, I Don’t Go by That, Harvey Fine Art, New York, USA (Group)
2019, Alumni Invitational, New York Studio School, New York, USA (Group)
2019, It’s My Body, Gagne Contemporary x Artsy (Group)
2019, Origins, The Art Vacancy, 222 Bowery, New York, USA (Group)
2019, New Narrative Now, Michael David Gallery, 56 Bogart St, New York (Group)
2019, Winter Show, Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, USA (Group)
2018, Les Biches, 61 Hester St, New York, USA (Solo)
2018, Borderwalls, The Border, 56 Bogart St, New York, USA (Group)
2018, 27th Annual Juried Show, The Bowery Gallery, New York, USA (Group)
2018, X Marks The Spot, NYSS Alumni, New York, USA (Group)
2018, Missed Connections, 137 Eldridge St, New York, USA (Group)
2018, We Are The Ones, Neon Parlor, Melbourne, Australia (Group)
2017, Tabula Rasa, The New York Studio School, New York, USA (Solo)
2017, Vacant Spaces, New Zealand Arts Week, Auckland, New Zealand (Group)
2017, Small Works, Vivid Space, San Diego, USA (Group)
2017, Material Matters, Peninsula Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA (Group)
2017, Secret Garden, The Untitled Space, New York, USA (Group)
2017, Hohenberg Travel Award, NYSS Gallery, New York, USA (Group)
2016, Small Works, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA (Group)
2016, Who, Mailbox Art Space, Melbourne, Australia (Group)
2016, Masculin Féminin, NYSS Gallery, New York, USA (Solo)
2015, Your Bad Self, Studio One, Auckland, New Zealand (Group)
2015, Painting as Sculpture, Sculpture as Painting, NYSS Gallery, New York, USA (Group)
2013, Dysmorphia, Central Saint Martins, London, UK (Group)
2009, Degree Show, Massey University, New Zealand (Group)
2008, Summer Invitational Show, Parsons, The New School, New York, USA (Group)