Nancy Natale is originally from Boston but has been living in western Massachusetts for more than a decade. Natale has followed a diverse path through life, first intending to become a writer after receiving a BA in English literature from the University of Massachusetts, then zigzagging to the administrative side of the import/export business for 15 years and ultimately leaving that field to earn a BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. The diverse skills she acquired have been put to use in her art career: writing three blogs*; organizing artists, shows and programs in various capacities; and developing her career as an artist known for her constructed paintings made with mixed media and encaustic. Natale’s interest in history, biography and culture have enriched her work and led to her fascination with found materials and objects being transformed in the technique of bricolage. Nancy Natale has received a number of grants, including a Pollock Krasner grant in 1995 and a 2012 grant from the Artists’ Resource Trust. Her work is regularly exhibited nationally and she is represented by Arden Gallery in Boston.

Easthampton, Massachusetts

Fall 2014

*my three blogs

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