Natalie Westbrook received her BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art, her MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies from the University of Louisville, and her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the Yale University School of Art where she also lectured from 2010-2018. She has exhibited internationally, including recent exhibitions with Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY; CRUSH Curatorial, New York, NY; Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY; inclusion in the B3 Biennial of the Moving Image in Frankfurt, Germany, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA; and Co/Lab at Art Platform Los Angeles, CA. She received the Haleakala Artist in Residence, the Robert Schoelkopf Memorial Travel Grant, and the Carol Schlosberg Memorial Prize for Excellence in Painting. Her work is held in private and public collections, including Markel Corporation, Red Bank, NJ; Capital One, Richmond, VA; and Art Bank Program, US Department of State, Washington, DC; and Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI. Westbrook's vibrant works conjure up a vivacious world of colliding bodies and plant life-- uncanny visions that touch on mutability, transience and renewal that connect all of life. Her painterly mutations toe the line between abstraction and representation. Through painting, drawing and printmaking, her work embraces the contradictions of flatness and volume, the seduction and repulsion of color, the terror of fecundity, and the chaos and rigor of abstraction.