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Published on October 14, 2020

Natalia Nakazawa

Natalia Nakazawa Natalia Nakazawa is a Queens-based interdisciplinary artist working across the mediums of painting, textiles, and social practice. Utilizing strategies drawn from a range of experiences in the fields of education, arts administration, and community activism, Natalia negotiates spaces between institutions and individuals, often inviting participation and collective imagining. Her woven tapestries incorporate public domain images from the online archives and collections of major institutions, layering imagery that questions national identities. She has held the position of Assistant Director of EFA Studios for over 7 years, supporting a large network of contemporary artists through subsidized studio spaces and professional practice opportunities in midtown Manhattan.

Natalia received her MFA in studio practice from California College of the Arts, a MSEd from Queens College, and a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Natalia Nakazawa, La Migración, 2018, 53” x 71”, jacquard woven tapestry, shisha hand embroidery, metal sequins