I’ve now spent nearly 20 years on this journey in art and science. Indeed, I think of my path through these two fields as an ongoing pilgrimage. The trail through art and science has included early waymarks, wrong turns, pivotal moments, ongoing discovery, and recent directions. The story is an inner and outer journey and
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
Cross-disciplinary work traces the edges of a larger reality that no one discipline can know completely. Over the years I developed curious shorthand to begin conversations about this bigger picture with colleagues in the sciences – one playful tack has taken on the affectionate name, “The Camel Riddle.” It started in grad school when I
Noon, February 22, 2016 The talk entitled A Pilgrim in Art and Science follows the trail through the past fifteen years of the artist’s work in the worlds of art and science, including recent works and directions.
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,
The Heinz Endowments’ h Magazine features an article describing Natalie’s ongoing Evolving Wallpaper project and residency with an evolutionary biology laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh. The Heinz Endowments are generous funders and supporters of this innovative work.
The Dartmouth College Department of Biological Sciences and the Neukom Institute has invited the artist to speak about her ongoing work in art and biology and the development of the Evolving Wallpaper, a work of art and a system of scientific experimentation. Photo credit: Eli Burkian for dartmouth.edu
DRAW2014 has invited Natalie to discuss her use of coding, projection, and the principles of evolutionary biology as part of her drawing practice. The conference, hosted by Carnegie Mellon University seeks to highlight innovative contemporary art practice in drawing.
Brooklyn, NY, November 4, 2013 The Natalie Settles will speak about her ongoing work based in an evolutionary biology laboratory to the Evolutionary Studies Collaborative, an interdisciplinary partnership of the humanities and sciences of St. Francis College. She will discuss how her work and ideas in art and science have developed in light of evolutionary theory