Settles to lead the City as Living Laboratory/WALKS/Pittsburgh – Walking the Urban Wilderness

Natalie is invited to lead the Pittsburgh edition WALK along with ecologist Charles Bier and landscape architect Kara Smith. City as Living Laboratory/WALKS, a project begun by renowned artist Mary Miss, brings together artists, scientists and city leaders to cast a nuanced eye on the urban landscape as the participants walk through the environment. The

Opening + Artist’s Talk: Elder

You are invited to the opening of Natalie Settles’ newest large-scale public art commission. Elder is an architectural glasswork that forms the prow of the Hillcrest Residences in Pittsburgh, a project of the Community Builders. Join the Office of Public Art and The Community Builders to celebrate the opening of this new artwork, and to

Garfield’s Roots commissioned for Pittsburgh, PA

Garfield’s Roots is a commissioned reimagining of the iron tree grates along Pittsburgh’s Penn Avenue as part of the area’s renewal. Working in cooperation with Loysen-Kreuthmeier Architects and the City of Pittsburgh, the artist created Garfield’s Roots, a site-specific commission of 32 iron works that surround each of the avenue’s newly planted trees. Old trees

Image Journal features Natalie Settles

The feature article entitled, “Ecologies of Knowing: What Natalie Settles Learned in a Lab,” overviews the artist’s four-year residency with an evolutionary biology laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh. The illustrated piece is thoughtful and nuanced with an analysis of Natalie’s body of recent work, her time based in the lab, and her emerging long-term,