Natalie Frank is an American artist currently living and working in New York City. Her work deals with themes of power, sexuality, gender, feminism, and identity. Her gouache and chalk pastel drawings of the unsanitized Brothers Grimm tales, brings back, with Jack Zipes’ translations, aspects of incest, rape and physical violence left out of our familiar stories.
Location: New York
Exhibitions and Awards: Natalie Frank earned her BA from Yale University, 2002, and MFA from Columbia University, 2006. Her work is highly sought after and has been widely exhibited. It is included in the collections of the Whitney and the Brooklyn Museum in NYC; Art Institute of Chicago; Blanton Museum of Art, Austin; and Yale University Art Museum.
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Natalie Frank is a storyteller. Drawing inspiration from the Brothers Grimm, she uses her craft to express the beauty and the struggle of human life, no matter the medium. In this collaboration with Maria Brito, Natalie created wearable works so that collectors could have more affordable access to her creations. These pieces have been discounted significantly for the SHOWFIELDS audience.