Art in America

Natasha Sweeten at Edward Thorp

October 2006

Edward Leffingwell


The New York Times

Geometric Progressions at Edward Thorp Gallery
3 October 2010
Mario Naves

Don't let the title fool you...


The New York Times

Art in Review
Natasha Sweeten at Edward Thorp Gallery
3 March 2006
Grace Glueck

Although they are abstract, Natasha Sweeten's fetchingly titled small oils on panel take cues from the real world....


The Village Voice

Natasha Sweeten at Edward Thorp
NYC Guide: Arts, Chelsea
22-28 February 2006
R. C. Baker

These paintings, all under three feet wide, are exquisite amalgams of surface, form, and color. Like Bill Jensen, a painter who can conjure deep emotion by scraping paint down to a whisper of pigment, Sweeten works oil paint in many thin layers while imbuing her broad, bold swaths of color and angled grids with an organic joie de vivre. 


Angle Magazine

Drawn to Cleveland
November/December 2005
Dan Tranberg

Another revelation is the playful work of Natasha Sweeten, whose painted and twisted paper sculptures are as inventive as they are fun....

The Hudson Review

A Nourishing Summer Meal
Autumn 2004
Karen Wilkin

Elsewhere in Chelsea, at Edward Thorp, the high points of an ecumenical selection included...By contrast, Natasha Sweeten's work was a discovery of the visit...

The New York Times

9 July 2004
Ken Johnson

"Greetings from Chelsea", Edward Thorp Gallery, through July 30. This interestingly varied, eight-person invitational includes Natasha Sweeten's suavely playful abstract paintings; Alexander Weiss's expressionistic portraits of Eve and Oedipus as blond Aryans; Matt Blackwell's antic, painterly, socio-political allegories; Alex Stein's densely penciled old master pastiches; Scott Geyer's simplified Photo Realist paintings; Markus Baenziger's delicately patterned skyward views of leaves and stars; Rebecca Smith's elegant and spare Constructivist-style sculptures; and Michael Ajerman's richly painterly watercolor portraits of young women.


Voices of Art Magazine

Twisting and Turning: Abstract Painting Now
Vol. II, Issue 2, 2003
Lilly Wei
New Yorker Natasha Sweeten’s intimately-sized paintings are also landscape-oriented, a pieced- together, pictorial world of forms....

The Plain Dealer - Cleveland, Ohio

Arts & Life
‘Degrees of Separation’ Reunites City with Work of Former Art Students
18 October 2001
Dan Tranberg


"Lawn Games," an oil and gouache on wood panel by Natasha Sweeten, shows the artist's way of combining abstract shapes and textures to form an image that feels mysteriously coherent.