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!
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!
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.
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
I was excited to find out that my proposed design for the Greenpoint Snapchat Geofilter/Geotag was accepted and activated!
I just wanted to share that some of my photographs were on display as part of Artika, an art festival in Karlovac, Croatia.
For information and images from the festival, please check out this link.
Updates from Visual Artist Natalia J. D'onofrio