Woman IX, 2015. Gouache and chalk pastel on Arches paper, 30 x 22 inches, paper, 35 x 27.5 inches, framed.
Dancer I (Version II), 2017. Oil on canvas, 72 x 62 inches.
Dancer III, 2017. Oil on canvas, 86 x 47 inches.
Bluebeard (Grimm's Fairy Tales), 2011-14. Gouache and chalk pastel on paper, 30 x 22 inches, paper, 34.25 x 26.75 inches, framed.
Lizard Lovers, 2015. Gouache and chalk pastel on paper, 30 x 22 inches, paper, 33.75 x 26.25 inches, framed.
Portrait (Woman), 2015. Pulp painting on cotton, 36 x 26 inches, 41.75 x 31.5 inches, framed.
Natalie Frank explores contemporary discourse on feminism, sexuality, and violence. Her gouache and chalk pastel drawings of the unsanitized Brothers Grimm tales, brings back, with Jack Zipes’ translations, aspects of incest, rape and physical violence left out of our familiar stories. The 2015 exhibition at the New York’s Drawing Center travelled to Blanton Museum, Austin and University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, accompanied by, Natalie Frank. Tales of the Brothers Grimm, published by Damiani, 2015. Frank earned BA from Yale University, 2002, and MFA from Columbia University, 2006. Her work is included in the collections of the Whitney and the Brooklyn Museum in NYC; Art Institute of Chicago; Blanton Museum of Art, Austin; and Yale University Art Museum.
Inspired by the drawings of Natalie Frank, Grimm Tales opens Friday at Ballet Austin, Texas.
Interview with the artist in light of her exhibition Natalie Frank: O at Half Gallery.
Review of Dancers and Dominas at Rhona Hoffman Gallery.
A look into Natalie Frank's studio in light of her upcoming exhibitions at Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago and The Drawing Center, New York.