Bio

 

 

Born in Lexington, Kentucky

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

 

  

Education

 

1996   MFA, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College
1993   BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art
1991    AICA New York Studio Program

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2006 

Natasha Sweeten: Recent Paintings, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

 

2004 

Natasha Sweeten: Call This Home, East Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Ron Keyson

Natasha Sweeten: A Mini Retrospective, Realform Project Space, Brooklyn, NY, curated by David Gibson

  

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2018

The Future Is Not Yet Written (upcoming), Guest Room Project Space, Carrboro, NC, two-person show with Patty Cateura

 

2012

In Plain View, Nuartlink Contemporary, Westport, CT, curated by Vida Geranmayeh

 

2010

Geometric Progressions, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

Unraveling Abstraction, Nuartlink Contemporary, Westport, CT, curated by Vida Geranmayeh

The Big Show, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

 

2009

Gallery Artists Group Show, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

 

2008

Painters & Sculptors Make Prints, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL

Gallery Artists: New Works, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

 

2007
Painters & Sculptors Make Prints, Edenfred, Madison, WI

2005
Sextet, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL, curated by Rachel Davis
Drawn to Cleveland, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, OH, curated by Kenneth Dingwall and John L. Moore
NY♥LV, Dust Gallery, Las Vegas, NV, curated by Lisa Stefanelli
Urban Ecologies, Holland Arts Center, Holland, MI, curated by Clay Hensley

 

2004
Sub-Folder, exhibition in conjunction with the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Open Studios, New York, NY, curated by Fernando Colon-Gonzalez
Gallery Group Exhibition, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
The East Group, East Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Ron Keyson
Project Space Artists, P.S. 122 Gallery, New York, NY
Band of Abstraction, Van Brunt Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Joe Fyfe
Greetings from Chelsea, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
Approaches, Gallery 555, Ypsilanti, MI, curated by Clay Hensley

 

2003
Twisting and Turning: Abstract Painting Now, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX, curated by Lilly Wei

 

2001
New York: Fantasy Island, Karl Drerup Art Gallery, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, curated by Eric Swangstu
Degrees of Separation: Kelly Chorpening and Natasha Sweeten, C.A.C.P. Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Small Works, New York University, NY, curated by Peter Blum

 

2000
DrawnTogether, Reinberger Galleries, Cleveland Institute of Art, OH, curated by H. Carroll Cassill, Christina Depaul and Henry Hawley
Millennial Catalogue, Ahra Lee Gallery, New York, NY

 

1999
Compliments, Educational Alliance Gallery, New York, NY (in collaboration with Jeanne Silverthorne)

 

1998
Elasticity, Ahra Lee Gallery, New York, NY

 

1997
Window project, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA

 


Publications

 

Anonymous, The New Yorker, March 6, 2006, Art: Chelsea/ Short List.

Baker, R.C. The Village Voice, February 22-28, 2006, Vol. LI No. 8, Voice Choices/Art, Galleries/Chelsea, Pick: Natasha Sweeten at Edward Thorp.

Buisch, Derrick. “I’m in Love with the Future Now”: brochure essay, Zg Gallery, 2005.

Dingwall, Kenneth and John L. Moore. “Drawn to Cleveland”: catalogue essay, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, 2005, softbound, 32pp.

Glueck, Grace. The New York Times, March 3, 2006, "Art in Review: Natasha Sweeten at Edward Thorp", pE35.

Johnson, Ken. The New York Times, July 9, 2004, “Art Guide/Galleries: Chelsea”, pD27.

Koenig, Felice. Glasstire: Texas Visual Art, "San Antonio Update", 2 June 2003.

Leffingwell, Edward. Art in America, October 2006, "Natasha Sweeten at Edward Thorp", p200.
Naves, Mario. City Arts, October 14, 2010, “Geometric Progressions”.
Tranberg, Dan. Angle, Vol. 2, No. 23, Nov./Dec. 2005, “Drawn to Cleveland”, pp6-7.

Tranberg, Dan. The Plain Dealer, October 18, 2001, “Degrees of Separation Reunites City with Work of Former Art Students”, pE6.

Wei, Lilly. Voices of Art Magazine, Vol. 11, Issue 2, 2003, “Twisting and Turning: Abstract Painting Now”, pp28-30.

Wei, Lilly. “Twisting and Turning: Abstract Painting Now”, brochure essay, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, 2003.

Wilkin, Karen. The Hudson Review, Vol. LVII, No. 3, Autumn 2004, “A Nourishing Summer Meal”, pp491-492.

Wood, Deborah. "Foreword: Painters & Sculptors Make Prints", essay for artist book, 2007, loose leaf, 13pp.

Yaddo, New York City Benefit 2004 Auction, catalogue, 2004, softbound, 24pp.

Yew, studies as illustrations for poems by Michele Battiste, October 2012.

 


Awards

 

2006
Artist Fellowship in Painting,
New York Foundation for the Arts

2005
Artist residency, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

2003-04
Project Space studio, P.S. 122 Space Program

2003
Artist residency, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

2001
Artist residency, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
Juror Award, Small Works, selected by Peter Blum

2000
Artist residency, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
Artist residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

1999
Artist residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

1997
Artist residency, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH

1995
Elaine de Kooning Memorial Scholarship, Bard College

1989-92
Annual Honorary Scholarships, Cleveland Institute of Art

1991
Eastman-Boltman Painting Award, Cleveland Institute of Art

 

   

Visiting Artist

 

2008   Purchase College School of Art and Design
2001   Cleveland Institute of Art
1996   Bard College

 

 

Panels and Talks

 

2010
Unraveling Abstraction: A conversation with four artists in conjunction with the exhibition at Nuartlink Gallery

 

2007
Artist/Parent/Career: A Panel Discussion with David Lang, Ron Amstutz and Natasha Sweeten, The Educational Alliance, New York, NY (co-sponsored by Artists & Audience Exchange, a public program of NYFA)

 

 

Artist Books and Projects

 

2012

"Wide Whorl", tee shirt image designed for Sequoia Tees artist series, edition 100

2007
Painters & Sculptors Make Prints: a 10-artist collaboration with printmaker Rachel Davis to produce a portfolio of original, limited edition prints

 

 

Artist Writings

2004
"Dam, Artist", interview with gallerist Chris Dam, 11211 Magazine, March/April.

2002
"Eliot Lable", art review of "Eliot Lable: Nightmare" at Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn, 11211 Magazine, March/April.

 

2001
"A Time to Build", art review at Eyewash Gallery, Brooklyn, and interview with Mark Masyga on wburg.com, Winter 2001-2002, Vol. 2 No. 2.

 

1999
Essay for group show "Geez Louise: Art After Louise Nevelson" at The Educational Alliance Gallery, New York.