The Heinz Endowments and Pittsburgh Foundation have funded Settles’ laboratory residency

The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments have funded the artist’s independently initiated residency and project with the Tonsor Evolutionary Biology Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh. This funding recognizes the ongoing work of the social sculpture, a living work of art in which the scientists and artist are seeking to shift and influence each

Tapped to be Assistant Curator and Essayist for The Warhol’s Museum’s exhibition of artist-industry collaborations

Factory Direct, The Andy Warhol Museum, opening June 23, 2012 The Andy Warhol Museum has invited the artist to serve as Assistant Curator for the museum’s upcoming exhibition Factory Direct featuring collaborative works between national and international artists and Pittsburgh industries. She will also write the main essay for the exhibition catalogue. Eric Shiner, former curator

Marginal: A New Wall Drawing Environment

Friesen Galleries, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID, Oct. 28, 2011 – Jan. 27, 2012, The new wall drawing environment Marginal populates the gallery’s interstitial spaces with a wallpaper pattern by the Victorian designer and botanist, Dr. Christopher Dresser. The artist replaced parts of Dresser’s pattern with drawings of individual Arabidopsis thaliana plants – the first

New works on paper at California Polytechnic

Sept. 30 – Oct. 29, 2011 Curator Jeff VanKleeck has included the drawings Chimera and External Factors in Drawn In, an exhibition of contemporary drawing practice by five diverse artists. Chimera and External Factors explore the tension between pattern and chaos in the natural world. The artist draws Victorian design motifs as blinding voids that

Invited to offer feedback during the New Art/Science Affinities Booksprint

Studio For Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University, February 18, 2011 Natalie Settles had the pleasure of offering feedback on the exciting booksprint led by curator Andrea Grover surveying current work at the art/science/technology interface. The booksprint is a fast an furious way of cataloguing the history and current interdisciplinary work among these fields to create a publication

Artist-in-Residence with an evolutionary biology laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh

Natalie Settles is embarking on a multi-year residency with the Tonsor Laboratory for Plant Evolutionary Genetics, University of Pittsburgh. The artist initiated this residency with the evolutionary biology laboratory as a social sculpture to potentially reshape each other’s practices in art and in science and to create the conditions for new work to emerge that