Natalie Novak

b. 1981
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Natalie Novak is a visual artist in Portland, OR.  Working primarily in tapestry, Novak draws from ancient and contemporary weaving techniques to explore color relationships, modern mysticism and the (super) natural world.  Currently Novak maintains a dedicated practice at her home studio and teaches this meditative craft to students in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

EDUCATION:

Damascus Fiber Arts School, tapestry and navajo style weaving, 2012
Oregon College of Art and Craft, painting/drawing/bookarts, 2002-2006
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, painting/drawing, 1999-2001

 

select EXHIBITIONS:

2017 The Modern Craft of Fiber Art, Kat + Maouche, curated by Christopher Dibble, Portland, OR

2017 Willamette Tapestry Artists, Guardino Gallery, Portland, OR

2016 Rituals, (solo exhibition), Stumptown, Portland, OR

2016 Pacific Time Zone, The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR

2016 Fiber Celebration, Community Creative Center, Fort Collins, CO

2016 Tapestry Unlimited, Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee, WI

2015 Botanica: All things Plant Life, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

2015 All Dressed UpLatimer Textile Center, Tillamook, OR

2015 It's Gonna Be Major (Arcana), (solo exhibition), Velouria, Seattle, WA

2015 Act Like You, Femmepire, Portland, OR

2015 Threads, Smith & Vallee Gallery, Edison, WA

2014 American Tapestry Alliance UNTITLED/UNJURIED, Feinstein Gallery, Providence, RI

2011 The One: Motorcycle and Art Exhibition, Portland, OR

2010 Family Quilt, Together Gallery, Portland, OR

2009 Employee of the Month, Bella Faccia, Portland, OR

2007 Check Out My Knife Collection, (with Thor Drake), The Office, Portland, OR

2006 Last Entry in the Diary of..., Oddball Tattoo, (solo exhibition), Portland, OR

2005 37 New Paintings and 5 Old Ones, Hi-iH Gallery, (solo exhibition), Portland, OR

2003 One Plus One, Motel Gallery, Portland, OR

 

PRESS:

Mirrix Looms

Mollie Makes 

Renegade Craft Fair

Sunday Emporium