Natalie Wadlington

Natalie Wadlington (b. 1992) is currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Born in Modesto, California, she completed her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in May of 2020. She was a resident fellow at Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist Residency in 2019, has had her work featured in publications such as Juxtapoz, White Hot, and New American Paintings, and has shown in exhibitions both nationally and internationally.

Her practice consists of paintings based in story-telling and figuration. They are specific metaphors which communicate larger, archetypal narratives of love, conflict, and misunderstanding, specifically in our relationship to animals. In the paintings, characters come together in symbolic scenes which mirror our own complex struggles for mutual understanding.