current and upcoming exhibitions

 

Through a dynamic process using a variety of media,  Abrams creates sweeps of delicate organic structures which mimic plant life and vibrant creatures in a three dimensional landscape.  At its core,  Abrams’ work is rooted in the concept of systems theory and is about relationships, exploring the systemic nature of environmental and social issues.  Transitions from organic to man-made and repurposed materials connote the transition of landscapes under duress. 

Abrams’ artwork has been exhibited nationally with an upcoming exhibition at The Dairy Center for the Arts. Previous exhibitions include solo and group shows at Glass Wheel Studio (an arts incubator space tied to the Chrysler Museum), Pentimenti Gallery, Redux Contemporary Art Center, City Ice Arts, as well as Boston Center for the Arts, Endicott College and Artspace Raleigh. She’s also participated in residencies at Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, Escape to Create and McColl Center for Art + Innovation.

select EXHIBITIONS

2018        

“Objects in Perspective: Artworks by Aspen Hochhalter and Natalie Abrams”, The Dairy Arts, Center, Boulder, CO

2017

“Keeping Watch”, group exhibition curated by Crista Cammaroto, Projective Eye Gallery, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

2016

“ADORN”, McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Charlotte, NC

2015        

“Carte Blanch”, group exhibition curated by Christine Pfister, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Solo exhibition curated by Cheryl White, Glass Wheel Studio, Norfolk, VA

“Bound Forces”, solo exhibition curated by Pamela Blum,The Gallery at R&F Paint, Kingston, NY

“Made in Paint”, 2014 Sam & Adele Golden Foundation Resident Exhibition, curated by Jim Walsh, Sam and Adele Golden Gallery, Golden Artist Colors, New Berlin, NY

“Objects in Perspective: Artworks by Aspen Hochhalter and Natalie Abrams”, curated by Brie Castell, Castell Gallery, Asheville, NC

2014

Define Earth: “Wet.Lands”, solo exhibition, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC

“Objects in Perspective: Artworks by Aspen Hochhalter and Natalie Abrams”,Ross Galleries, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC

“Beneath the Fold”, solo exhibition curated by Gehry Kohler, City Ice Arts Building, Kansas City, MO

2013        

“Dear Nature”, with Mi Sook-Hur and Cynthia Camlin, curated by Lia Newman and Shana Dumont Garr, Gallery Two Artspace, Raleigh, NC

“Objects in Perspective: Artworks by Aspen Hochhalter and Natalie Abrams”, Gaston County Museum of Art and History, Dallas, NC    

“Losing Ground, Gaining Perspective”, with Lorrie Fredette, Laura Moriarty and Paula Roland, curated by Natalie Abrams, Gallery X at Castle Hill, Provincetown, MA

2012        

“The Future of the Past: Encaustic Art in the 21st Century”, juried by Barbara O’Brien, Judith Tannenbaum, Craig Bloodgood, The Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

“Contemporary South”, juried by Xandra Eden,  Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC

2011        

“22nd Annual N.E.W. Show”, First Prize, juried by Elysia Borowy-Reeder, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC

2008

”Third Annual Encaustic Invitational”, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2007

”Encaustic Works 2007”, juried by Joan Snyder, The Gallery at R&F Paint, Kingston, NY Watermark/Cargo Gallery, Kingston, NY,  Ball State University Atrium Gallery, Muncie, IN

”Not Seeing the Forest”, with Dorothy Robinson and Pamela Wallace, curated by Laura Moriarty, The Gallery at R&F Paint, Kingston, NY

RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS

2016        

Jentel Foundation, Banner, WY

2014        

Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC

Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, New Berlin, NY

Escape to Create, Seaside, FL

2013        

McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Charlotte NC

ARTIST TALKS

2014        

Redux Contemporary Art Center         

CPCC Pease Gallery

CPCC Sustainability Student Group

City Ice Arts

Gulf State University

Escape to Create

2013         

Artspace Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Charlotte, NC

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2013        

Curator, “Losing Ground, Gaining Perspective”, Gallery X at Castle Hill, Provincetown, MA

REVIEWS

2017      

“Consider the wild, fragile world outside your door”, Barbara Schreiber, Charlotte Observer http://bit.ly/2oG0f76

2014        

“In the galleries: Perception, reality, change”, Barbara Schreiber, Charlotte Observer http://bit.ly/1PlXPx8    

“First Friday Informal//Inform Review: April 2014”, Melaney Ann Mitchell http://bit.ly/1wLzJUb

2013        

“Artspace in Raleigh offers several new exhibitions”, Dave Delcambre, Carolina Arts http://bit.ly/1BPVAS8

SELECTED BIOGRAPHY AND HIGHLIGHTS

2011        

Featured Artist and interview with Gallery Director, Laura Moriarty,  R&F Handmade Paints, www.rfpaints.com, June 1, 2011

2010        

Lissa Rankin, “Encaustic & Beyond: A Guide to Creating Fine Art with Wax”, August 10, 2010, pages 198-201

2007        

Highlighted Artist at Ball State University Lecture presented by R&F Paints, Encaustic Works 2007