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about the artist

Nathalie Winans is an American artist who hopes to provoke thought and stimulate dialogue through beautiful, enigmatic images with complex layers of meaning. Using a wildly divergent array of media and styles, her work plays with fraught relationships and fractured fairy tales – within ourselves, with the natural world, with the past, and with one another – as well her own. She is proficient in a variety of two- and three-dimensional media but usually works in clay, oils, acrylic, gouache, watercolor, and mixed media.

 

Nathalie is largely self-taught and has no art degree. She has honed her vision and technique through classes at the Facultad de Bellas Artes (Sevilla, Spain), University of Michigan School of Art (Ann Arbor, MI), and Ox-Bow School of Art (Saugatuck, MI).

 

 

honors

  • 2014: Donor Scholarship, Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist Residency, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Saugatuck, MI.
  • 2013: Loretta Grellner Scholarship, Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist Residency, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Saugatuck, MI.
  • 2008: Second Prize, Social Discourse: An Arts Experience (statewide juried group show), MSU Sociology Department, Lansing Art Gallery,  Banyan Gallery.