Natalia Yovane

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What is my work about?

My work is about the collective unconscious, nature, spirit, archetypes, order, collecting, exploring, surrealism, mythology, symbols, medicinal plants, shamanism, ritualistic objects, ancient civilizations, language, typology and the infinite possibilities in a plain piece of paper.

Artist Statement

Carl Jung was right! The collective unconscious does exist! Everything that we could ever imagine lives there. Ideas, places, stories, nature, objects, spirits, the cosmos, gods, light, and love: everything and anything. There is no orderly composition of it; it all seems to be floating up there. How we perceive an image now is rather quickly, especially with the advancement of technology, googling endless images, sifting through visual information; shortening our attention spans. Keeping the mind entertained with this accelerated visual intake is something that inspires me compositionally, how the eye travels quickly. I am attracted to it and find it most successful when my made up worlds have no sense of gravity. The amount of detail grounds the viewer by stopping for a moment in time to focus. Gravity and taking a pause is what grounds us. It’s what makes us be present in the world. And in this world we are conduits of the collective unconsciousness and we are all creators of the information that gathers there. Our reality is in synchronicity with this vast information. Our awareness helps us decipher these clues and helps us see through that smoky mirror. The way one can channel this wisdom is absolute magic! For me, the magic was always in my hands, my drawing process always a ritual, a form of meditation, and my pen, always a shamanic tool. A tool, that reveals the manifestations of the concrete and unconscious world. A tool that exposes the intricate details and repetitive marks in nature and objects. A tool that one can find all over the world: a cheap blue ballpoint pen. The marks created by this pen are absorbed by a cream piece of paper that contains reminiscence of fibers from the raw world. The color of the paper mirrors the purity and simplicity of enlightenment and nothingness. This two-dimensional piece of paper represents the boundaries set by our rational mind and the possibility and potential of the subconscious within that space. Blue is the color of depth, death, rebirth, and unity. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, faith, and truth. The color blue is considered beneficial to the mind and the body and as a healer I want to facilitate that experience for the viewer in the most delicate way.

 

Education
2010 MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2006 BFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

 

Selected Group Exhibitions
2014
Buy What You Love, Rema Hort Mann Foundation Bosi Contemporary, New York, NY
Sixteen Sweet, curated by Ivy Brown, Pato Paez and Elizabeth Sadoff, Ivy Brown Gallery, New York, NY
Open with Care, Class Wars by Alejandro Guzman, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
The Last Brucennial, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY

2013
Buy What You Love, Rema Hort Mann Foundation Benefit, Bleecker Arts Center, New York, NY
Under The Subway Videoart Night, Local Projects, Long Island City, NY
Annual Auction, The Shirey, Brooklyn, NY

2012
Performance Anxiety, Go! Push Pops, Culturefix Gallery, New York, NY
Black Foliage, curated by Matthew Craven, Nudashank Gallery, Baltimore, MD
GO Brooklyn Open Studios, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
ARTyleria’s Battle August, curated by Paulina Bebecka and Robert von Leszczynski, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
Black Foliage, curated by Matthew Craven, Chinatown Arcade Gallery, New York, NY
Buy What You Love, Rema Hort Mann Foundation Benefit, The Hole Gallery, New York, NY
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Tree Nomadic Art Initiative, New York, NY
It’s a Small, Small World, curated by Hennessy Youngman and Marilyn Minter, Family Business Gallery, New York, NY

2011
NARS Foundation Annual Benefit, New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y
YoungArts Alumni Auction, National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, Hunt Slonem Studio, New York, N.Y
Buy What You Love, Rema Hort Mann Foundation Benefit, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Before the Flood Auction, The Shirey, Brooklyn, NY

2010
Par Avion, curated by Leslie Rosa-Stumpf and Ciara Gilmartin, Parlour, Siena, Italy
Works on Canvas, KEDS/Whitney Competition Winner, Whitney Museum, New York, NY
Plus One, curated by Dan Cameron, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, NY
Drawing on Paper, Galleri Se Konst, Falun, Sweden
Golden Tales, curated by Leslie Rosa-Stumpf and Ciara Gilmartin, Parlour, New York, NY
Emerging Artist Auction, Daniel Cooney Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY
The Affordable Art Fair, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
Urban Shaman, Parlor Antics, Brooklyn, NY
What Would You Do, 100 versions of the same thing, Ivy Brown Gallery, New York, NY
Multiplex, curated by Elizabeth M. Grady, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

2009
Primordial Ablution, Pooneh Maghazehe, Asian Contemporary Art Week, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
Open Season, Curated by Leslie Rosa-Stumpf and Ciara Gilmartin, Parlour, New York, NY
Cherry, The Shirey, Brooklyn, NY

2008
Stratum, East Village Gallery, Miami, FL
The Seed and The Soil, Conservation International Benefit, Ivy Brown Gallery, New York, NY

2005
Emerging Artist in the New, New York World, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

2004
The Collection, Go Fish Gallery, New York, NY
Holiday Bazaar, Go Fish Gallery, New York, NY

2003
Holiday Bazaar, Go Fish Gallery, New York, NY
Summer Residency Show, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2002
Scholastic Art Exhibition, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL

 

Prizes & Awards
2015
Nominated for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation visual arts grant. New York, NY

2010
KEDS/Whitney Museum “Works on Canvas” Winner. New York, NY
Nominated for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation visual arts grant. New York, NY

2002
National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, Arts Recognition and Talent Search. Level II award winner in Photography. Miami, FL
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Gold Key for excellence in the Visual Arts, Photography. Miami, FL
Miami Palmetto Senior High School Photography Scholarship. Miami, FL
Miami Palmetto Senior High School, Art Student of the Year Award. Miami, FL

Residencies
2004 School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Publications
2015
“Top 10 NYC Artists Now”, By Katie Cercone, Revolt Magazine, May 2015
Podcast: Progress Not Perfection Episode 15: Natalia Yovane “Patience in the Process” hosted by Zaid Arafat http://progress-not-perfection.com/podcast-natalia-yovane-patience-in-the-process/

2014
Podcast: Undergrowth Episode 41: Natalia Yovane hosted by Travis W. Simon and Joshua Kogan
http://www.radiohive.org/shows/under-growth-shows/undergrowth-episode-41-natalia-yovane

2010
“The Crew Behind a One-Woman Show”, By Guy Trebay, The New York Times, June 2010

2006
“GO FISH and GO SHOP”, By Barbara Chacour, West View, October 2006

2002
“Photo Instructor Has an Eye for Winners”, By Rebecca Barreto, Miami Herald, March 2002
“These Teens Are Talented, And They’re Ready to Prove It.”, By Gail Meadows, Miami Herald, January 2002

 

Bibliography
Born in 1983 in Santiago, Chile
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

Work Experience
2015-2010
Artist Assistant/ Finishing Painter, Marilyn Minter Studio, New York, NY

2008-2003
Assistant Director, Ivy Brown Gallery, New York, NY

2008
Artist Assistant, Jim Lambie installation for The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today

2008
Artist Workshop Assistant, YoungARTS/ New York, New York, NY (Assisted contemporary artist Kiki Smith in her exclusive workshop for the 2008 YoungARTS Visual Artist Winners.)

2007
YoungARTS/ New York Teaching Artist , National Foundation Advancement for the Arts, New York, NY

 

Accomplishments
CEO & Co. Founder of artpowwow.com
Art Pow Wow was created for artists by artists Natalia Yovane and Cathleen P. Cueto II in response to a mutual discontent with the noisy social networks and unfiltered e-commerce art sites that dominate the industry. Art Pow Wow provides a receptive community where selected artists can easily connect with collectors and other artists from all over the world. Artists can trade their work with other artists and collectors on Art Pow Wow can purchase original artwork directly from emerging and established artists working in every media, at all price points.

Two percent of Art Pow Wow’s online art sales are donated to Solar One, an organization dedicated to educating individuals and communities about green energy development within urban environments. Art Pow Wow was founded on the principles of promoting self-sufficiency in artists and sustainability of the environment.