New York Isn't Dead
Hi friends! After a bit of a pandemic-induced hiatus, I'm so excited to announce that some of my artworks will be included in an in-person exhibit happening this Sunday, July 25th in Long Island City at LIC Bar from 12 - 4 pm.
Six of my artworks from a new series, Excelsior, will be on display and available for purchase. This series of artworks was produced in NYC in the middle of the COVID-19 lockdown. In the midst of so much uncertainty and darkness, I found inspiration in the brightly lit windows of New York City - little stars of hope in the darkness. Employing watercolor, ink, and acrylic paint, I channeled my anxiety into meditative mark-making, reflecting on hope and life rather than despair.
The exhibition, New York Isn't Dead will be featuring artworks from local artists celebrating the city that we love. There will also be NYC inspired-merchandise available for sale. A portion of the proceeds will go to supporting NYC COVID recovery as well as mental health programs. I'm so excited and grateful to be a part of this exhibition!
Exhibition Announcement: The Lights We See, Opening August 15, 2019
This is just to say that some of my photographic works (light paintings) are going to be included in a two-person show organized and curated by Standard Arts. The Lights We See will be at The Yard Flatiron North and will feature works by Aranka Israni and myself!
Opening this Thursday, August 15th, 2019 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Follow this link to RSVP!
Sing For Hope 2019
Hello friends! I'm so happy to announce that I will once again be participating in the Sing For Hope Pianos project this year. My design for the piano is based on Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, and it will feature colorful abstractions that represents the different thematic elements of the music. I have already begun the underpainting! Please stay tuned for more information and updates!
These are some photos from the dedication of my piano at the Mary McLeod Bethune Academy in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. I'm so happy that it will live with these brilliant students! Thank you to Sing For Hope for this amazing experience, and to Neil Davis for his awesome performances.
Here are some photos from Klangfarbenmelodie's time out at Lincoln Center. A special thanks to Fabio Tedde (Pianists Without Borders) for these incredible shots!
Greenpoint Open Studios
This coming weekend, June 2 & 3 is Greenpoint Open Studios! I will be participating at 473 Porter Ave (between Lombardy Street & Beadel Street)
Sing For Hope Pianos
I am excited to announce that for the past few months, I have been working on one of the 50 Sing For Hope Pianos that will be coming to public spaces in New York City this summer! I am so grateful to be part of this wonderful project bringing art and music to our communities.
My project is entitled Klangfarbenmelodie is derived from a musical theory term developed by composer Arnold Schoenberg. It describes a musical phrase composed by splitting the melody amongst different instruments to create a more colorful composition. As such, the meandering black lines “split” the piano into fragments of color representing notes and rests. The design concept is part of my larger body of work exploring the relationship between music and visual art.
From June 5-24th 2018, it will be located at Lincoln Center (at Columbus and W 62nd Street) where it will be open to the public to play! This coming fall, it will find a permanent home at the Mary McLeod Bethune School in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
This is just to say that two of my recent paintings will be included in the Greenpoint Gallery’s Winter Grand Salon Show this Friday, December 1. The exhibition runs from 8 PM – midnight. I’d love to see you there!
390 McGuinness Blvd, Brooklyn, New York 11222
Greenpoint Open Studio 2017
This is just to say that I’ll be participating in Greenpoint Open Studios again this year, April 28-30th, 2017!
Here is the schedule of events:
Friday, April 28th: Greenpoint Gallery Night and Launch Party
Saturday, April 29th: Artists open studios from 12-6 pm
Sunday, April 30th: Artists open studios from 12-6 pm, Wrap party from 6-8 pm
More information to follow,
Looking forward to see you there!
Hello! This is just to say that two of my drawings will been included/published in a zine: Illumination which will be made up of artworks and written word pieces inspired by the music of indie artist Sufjan Stevens, coming March 2017
For more information on this cool project, and if you are interested in ordering a copy, please check out their tumblr
Updates from Visual Artist Natalia J. D'onofrio