Nathalie Guarracino

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Nathalie Guarracino
New York City, New York - United States

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ARTIST STATEMENT

The paintings are emotional reactions to a surrounding environment
dominated by an ever accelerating rhythm of daily routine preoccupied
with multitasking, texting, tweeting, and the like. With reference to the
organic and the natural they stand in contrast to the endless distractions of
an urban world entertained by technology and stiffened by the geometric,
the stylized, the computerized. They evoke an ongoing, mesmerizing state
of contemplation and meditation that aims to captivate and hold the
viewer in the experience of the moment where one is compelled to ponder
and reflect. Their minimal earth-tone palette is issued from surrounding
lost details such as the texture of a one inch butterfly wing, a rust stain
from a New York City street man-hole, the geological meanders of a rock
from the Cevennes Mountains of Southern France. The combination of
these different textures, colors, and mark makings captivates my interest.
From nature to culture, from the kinetic and gestural to the static and
controlled, from the light to the dark, I look to unite by dividing and to
harmonize by setting up tensions.



SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013  Gruen Galleries, "Quiet Horizon", Chicago, IL
2012  Gruen Galleries, "Infinite", Chicago, IL
2011  Gruen Galleries, "The Steady Sound of Rain", Chicago, IL
2010  Gruen Galleries, "Winter Lines", Chicago, IL
2008  A2C Gallery, "Equilibrium", Chicago, IL
2004  Galerie Odile Mauve, Paris, France
2001  Woodenhead Gallery, Key West, Florida
1996  Chapelle de Le Vigan, Le Vigan, France
1995  Mediatheque de Pezenas, Pezenas, France


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 "Abstract Tapestry", Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY
2009 "Small Works", Juried exhibition, 80 Washington Square East Gallery, NY
2008  Selby Fleetwood Gallery, All gallery artists group show, Santa Fe, NM
         Galerie Odile Mauve, All gallery artists group show, Paris, France
         Artes Gallery, New York, NY
2007  Conrad Wilde Gallery, "Per Square Foot", Tucson, AZ
         Studio 37, All studio artists group show, New York, NY
         Selby Fleetwood Gallery, All gallery artists group show, Santa Fe, NM
2006  Studio 37, “Blip”, New York, NY
2005  Gallerie Odile Mauve, All artists group show, Paris, France
2003  Baker Center for the Arts, Juried Exhibition, Liberal, KS
          Earl Gallery, New York City Painters, New York, NY
1999  Art Tank Gallery, New York artists, New York, NY
1998  The Art Machine Gallery, New York City Painters, New York, NY
1997  Tenri Gallery, New York, NY
1996  Earl Gallery, New York City painters, New York, NY
1994  The Raritan Valley Gallery, “The Faculty Invites”, Sommerville, NJ
1993  Walter Hall Gallery, Relative Foundations, New Brunswick, NJ


AWARDS

1994  Caroline Wagenseller Prize
First Prize of Excellence in the Visual Arts from Rutgers University


EDUCATION

1994- BFA from Rutgers University


REPRESENTATION

Gruen Galleries, 226 W Superior Street, Chicago, Il 60654