Northwest Nazarene University is proud to host the work of international artist Natalie Settles, a 2008 Wisconsin Arts Board Fellow, October 27 – January 27. Settles will create a wall drawing entitled “Marginal: A New Wall Drawing Environment” in the Friesen Gallery with the help of NNU art students who will work alongside her to learn her unique drawing techniques.
Settles’ work has been on display in Norway, Brazil, Chicago, New York, Connecticut and California among others. Her work creates spare, crisp works in drawing, print and sculpture, shifting easily between two and three dimensions. She is currently based in Pittsburgh, Pa. where she teaches in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University and is the artist in residence at the Tonsor Laboratory for Plant Evolutionary Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh.
On Tuesday, October 18, Settles will give a “artist talk” at 11 a.m. in the Fine Arts Building, located at 716 E. Dewey. A reception will be held Thursday evening, October 27 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on the upper level of the Brandt Center. Both events are free and open to the public.