Natalie Settles has exhibited nationally and internationally since 1999 including venues in Norway, Brazil, New York, Chicago, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and California among others. From anatomy and anthropomorphism to domestication and minimalism, Settles' work intermingles the histories, inquiries, and forms of art and science. For over a decade her work has lead to collaborative projects with researchers in biochemistry, botany, physiology, and developmental and evolutionary biologies. Settles interned at the Smithsonian Institution as a model-maker and sculptor, fashioning objects for the National Museums of Natural History, American History, and the American Indian. In 2007 she lived and worked in Cambridge, UK independently researching Victorian design and topics in biology for her series of drawings on paper and wall. Settles was a 2008 Wisconsin Arts Board Fellow with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her wall drawing environment entitled Ornament and Architecture was featured in the 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial. In 2012 she served as Assistant Curator and essayist for The Andy Warhol Musuem's Factory Direct exhibition of artist - industry collaborations. From 2011 to 2014 Settles was Artist in Residence with the Tonsor Laboratory for Plant Evolutionary Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh with funding from the broader impacts of the lab's National Science Foundation funding, as well as funds from The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments. Following on her immersive graphite drawing enviroments she is now working on a digitally evolving cast-light "wallpaper" that is both a work or art and a system of scientific experimentation. Settles is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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