In my paintings, I create portals into liminal realms beyond our physical world. I reference ancient architecture, elements from nature, musical harmony and dissonance, neural networks, and mindfulness philosophy to elicit imagined, meditative pseudo-landscapes.

    I am interested in dualities: order vs. chaos, dark vs. light, density vs. breathing, and in the coexistence of opposing forces as a metaphor for the endurance and adaptability of the human spirit: hope amid despair, harmony amid chaos, peace amid conflict.

    First, I establish the conditions, quickly, all-over, indulging in the natural movement of my arm and body, to create a “sacred scaffolding” for the painting: the foundation. I then dive into the composition and attempt to resolve the chaos. Painting allows for metamorphosis of disorganized input into an organized world. The process is integral to the meaning of the work- a balance of guiding the paint and allowing for beautiful accidents to occur.

    Making paintings for me is more than creating a physical object. Through my paintings, I explore the uncharted territory between active and passive, thought and intuition. Paintings are my version of prayer, my moving meditation, my search for resolution. When I paint, I filter through conversations from the day, the week, news and books I am reading; I think about people I care about, people I love and admire; I give thanks. While painting, I am searching for the sublime, for a fullness, contemplating the whole of life experience, the coexistence of the gritty and the beautiful. I am interested in the delicate nuances of the day-to-day that are hard to identify and verbally articulate. My goal is to take these simple, single moments and uncover their gravity and purpose. Painting allows for constant exploration into this realm; each painting a snapshot of a millisecond eternity.

    I hope to make paintings that seem alive, that have enough suggested space between the marks for the viewer to have agency to create their own meaning. Ultimately, I intend to create a powerful resonance, a felt, sacred space—one that encourages contemplation, recognition, inspiration and a deep sense of presence.


    Wróbel studied art at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, US, the New York Studio School, and the Lorenzo de'Medici Institute in Florence. She received the New York Studio School Mercedes Matter Fellowship in 2012, and the Murray Art Prize in 2015. In 2016, her painting was selected for inclusion at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Auction. In 2017, Wrobel completed a painting residency at the Berlin Art Institute, and most recently her work was selected for inclusion in the 2018 MassArt Auction. Her paintings are featured in private collections around the world and have been on view at Art Fairs including Art Basel: Miami, Art South Hampton, and Texas Contemporary.


    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

    Selected Exhibitions/Art Fairs:
    2018 International Modern Art Exhibition, Gallery Harang, South Korea (upcoming)
    2018 Natalia Wrobel:Odyssey, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston, MA (solo) (upcoming)
    2018 Night Swimming, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston, MA
    2018 Art Spring: BAI Fellows, Berlin, Germany
    2018 The Salon Show, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston, MA
    2017 Natural Bridge, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston, MA
    2016 The Salon Show, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston, MA
    2016 Polonijny Dzien Dwujezycznosci, Boston, MA
    2016 Liminal Drift, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston, MA,
    2015 Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA
    2015 Portals to Kairos, Esther and John Clay Gallery, Cheyenne, WY
    2013 Natalia Wrobel: Sun Walk, The Strand, 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 October Ball at MoMA, New York, NY
    2012 Project Primer, New York, NY
    2012 Independent Atelier Exhibition, New York Studio School, New York, NY
    2012 The Strand on Prospect, La Jolla, CA
    2012 Black Visual Art Center, Hanover, NH
    2012 Zimmerman Center, Hanover, NH
    2012 Natalia Wrobel Paintings, Alexander Berardi, New York, NY
    2012 Barrows Rotunda, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hanover, NH
    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

    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

    2018 House & Garden, UK
    2018 InStyle Magazine, Poland
    2018 Horst un Edeltraut Germany
    2018 USA Art News
    2018 We and the Color
    2018 Powell Fine Art Advisory
    2017 Cloud and Day
    2017 Museum of Fine Arts Boston
    2017 Mountain Living Magazine
    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

    2018 Auction Selection, MassArt Auction
    2017 Artist Residency, Berlin Art Institute, Berlin, Germany
    2016 Auction Selection, Museum of Fine Arts Boston
    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

    2014 Special Instructor- Studio Art & Art History, Brandeis University
    2011- 2012 Special Instructor- Studio Art, Dartmouth College
    2010-2011 Curatorial Fellow, The Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH
    2009-2011 Studio Assistant, Artist Kirby Kendrick