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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Natalie Lanese

Work 13000 Athens Avenue #C308 County: OH
Lakewood OH 44107 United States


Natalie Lanese’s work is recognized for its punchy color palette and layered patterns. She makes paintings, collages, and installations, which The Village Voice described as “enigmatic narratives heightened by keen color clashes and jazzy textures” when covering her exhibition at Jack the Pelican Presents in Brooklyn in 2007. Ms. Lanese has exhibited her work at MOCA Tucson, the Akron Art Museum, and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA, and has installed permanent public artworks in San Diego, Cincinnati, Toledo, and Cleveland, OH. Her work has been featured in New American Paintings. She has attended residencies at Yaddo and Sim Residency in Reykjavik, and is the recipient of the Ohio Arts Council’s Individual Excellence Award and the Arts Commission’s Merit Award.

Ms. Lanese received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a Master of Arts degree at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art. She lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio.

Artist Statement

My work begins as an experiment with the possibilities of collage on a variety of surfaces or backgrounds. Essential to the work is its commanding scale and its relationship to the viewer. Geometric patterns, gestural strokes and intense color combine to create conceptual spaces and immediate psychological realities.

Hard-edged patterns with manipulated perspective lines, usually painted on a two-dimensional surface, are central to my work. Collage serves both as a sculptural and conceptual expression: flat layers, cut-out images or objects that I arrange within, on or in front of the painted surface that deceive spatial perception. The installation creates an image where the objects, the space itself and the viewer of the work lend themselves as collage