• About

    My paintings represent the liminal realm beyond our physical world, and the interconnectedness of people, nature, history and spirit. In my paintings, I visualize imagined meditative worlds, rooted in nature, earth elements, sacred architecture, and inspired by cosmic spaces. Painting is a moving meditation, and my form of prayer. I am deeply inspired by the gravity underlying simple, everyday moments, and by the depth, abundance and resilience of nature. Reading lyrical poetry, especially the work of Mary Oliver and Rainer Maria Rilke, is part of my studio practice, as is writing poetry as I paint, taking note of anchor words that illuminate the essence of the particular piece. I am interested in the inherent dualities in life, sacred scaffoldings around us, and believe in a common humanity and the power of art to ignite the soul.

    “Art is the act of triggering deep memories of what it means to be fully human.” -David Whyte

    CV

    Education:
    2011 Dartmouth College, B.A. with Honors- Studio Art and Art History
    2012 New York Studio School Independent Atelier
    2009 Lorenzo de' Medici Art Institute, Florence, Italy
    2006 UCSD- Drawing: Focus on Perception

    Professional:
    2014 Brandeis University, Studio Art & Art History- Special Instructor
    2011- 2012 Dartmouth College, Studio Art- Special Instructor and fellow
    2010-2011 The Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH- Curatorial fellow
    2009-2011 Painter Kirby Kendrick- Studio assistant

    Awards/Fellowships:
    2016 Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Auction Selection
    2015 Murray Art Series Endowed Lecture
    2012 Mercedes Matter Painting Scholarship, NYSS
    2011 Chimaera, The Dartmouth Interdisciplinary Journal: Fine Art Prize
    2011 Wolfenden Fine Arts Prize
    2011 Class of 1960 Purchase Award, Dartmouth College
    2008 Mary and Ernest H. Earley 1918 Artistic and Academic Scholarship

    Selected Solo Exhibitions:
    2015 Esther and John Clay Gallery, Cheyenne, WY
    2013 Natalia Wrobel: SunWalk, The Strand, La Jolla CA, March-June
    2012 October Ball at MoMA Cocktail Party, New York, NY
    2012 The Strand on Prospect, La Jolla, CA, October 2012-2013
    2012 Black Visual Art Center, Hanover, NH
    2012 Zimmerman Center, Hanover, NH, Sept 2012- 2013
    2012 Alexander Berardi: Natalia Wrobel Paintings, New York, NY
    2012 Natalia Wrobel: Paintings, Barrows Rotunda, Hopkins Center for the Arts
    Hanover, NH

    Selected Group Exhibitions/Art Fairs:
    2016 Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston, MA, December, Salon Show
    2016 Polonijny Dzien Dwujezycznosci, October, Boston, MA
    2016 Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston, MA, April, Duo Show
    2015 Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA
    2013 Art Basel: Miami, Miami, FL
    2013 Texas Contemporary, Houston, TX
    2013 Art South Hampton, New York
    2013 Birnam Wood/ Galleries, East Hampton, NY
    2012 Project Primer, New York, NY
    2012 Independent Atelier Exhibition, New York Studio School, New York, NY
    2011 Ava Gallery, Lebanon, NH
    2011 AREA Gallery, Hanover, NH
    2011 Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hanover, NH
    2011 TedX Conference, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
    2010 AREA Gallery, Hanover, NH
    2009 AREA Gallery, Hanover, NH

    Talks/Lectures:
    2016 Women of Dartmouth, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston, MA
    2015 Museum Fine Arts Boston, MFA Council Artist Talk
    2015 Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, WY
    2015 The Evans School, La Jolla, CA

    Press:
    2017 Mountain Living
    2016 Dobra Polska Szkola, by Lidia Russell
    2016 Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, by Puloma Ghosh
    2015 Wingspan, by Charles Detheridge
    2014 The Song Garden
    2013 Artsy Forager, Synthesis of Complements
    2012 Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Alumni News Artist Spotlight
    2012 The Dartmouth, "Wrobel’s Rotunda", Kunyi Li
    2011 Chimaera: The Dartmouth Interdisciplinary Journal
    2010 Aerial Perspectives: Grounded in an Infinite Landscape, Space for Dialogue,
    Hood Museum of Art, Natalia Wrobel
    2010 Kelsey, Elizabeth, Club Scene: Design for America, Dartmouth Engineer
    Magazine