Natale Adgnot

Natale Adgnot

Brooklyn, NY, United States

About Natale Adgnot

American-French artist Natale Adgnot [b. 1974] is best known for her abstract wall sculptures made from thermoplastic adhered to painted panels. Her work taps into cognitive biases such as stereotyping and pareidolia (seeing patterns in random information) to reflect on the elusiveness of truth. Alternating between grayscale and shockingly colorful palettes, her graphic compositions blur the line between drawing and sculpture and invite interpretation by the viewer like seeing shapes in clouds. Adgnot earned a BFA in graphic design in 1996 and went to fashion school in Paris 10 years later. After a career including stints at Christie’s and Chanel, she applied herself full time to her studio practice in 2014. Her experience making garments by hand for haute couture runways eventually led her to focus on sculpture. While living in Tokyo from 2015 to 2018, she began using thermoplastic to work three-dimensionally. Adgnot has been the subject of solo exhibitions in Tokyo and New York and has participated in numerous group shows and art fairs. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

Education

Parsons Paris
Fashion Illustration
2006
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ECSCP - Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne
BEP equivalency, Draping and Patternmaking
2006
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Sam Houston State University
BFA, Advertising/Graphic Design, Photography
1996

Events

The Affordable Art Fair, NYC, Sept. 2020
The Other Art Fair, Nov. 2020
PULSE Art Fair, Miami Beach, Dec. 2019
The Affordable Art Fair, NYC, Sept. 2019
The Other Art Fair, May, 2019

Exhibitions

SOLO AND 2-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2020 - "Chromaticism" solo exhibition at Established Gallery – Brooklyn, NY

2019 - "To Interpret" solo exhibition at The Society for Domestic Museology – New York, NY

2018 - "Geometry Geology" 2-person exhibition at ES Gallery – Tokyo, Japan

2017 - "Mineral Siblings" solo exhibition at Midori.so 2 Gallery – Tokyo, Japan

2016 - "3331 Arts Chiyoda" 2-person exhibition at AIR Nishikichō Studio – Tokyo, Japan

2015 - "Perceptions" 2-person exhibition at The Roger Smith Hotel – New York NY
- "True Colors" 2-person exhibition at Littlefield Art Space – Brooklyn NY


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS

2020 - "Duality" at The Royal Society of American Artists – Brooklyn NY
- The Other Art Fair, Fall – Brooklyn NY
- "ArtWorks" at Shapeshifter Lab – Brooklyn NY
- Affordable Art Fair, NY Fall – New York NY

2019 - PULSE Art Fair – Miami Beach FL
- "small works, Big Talent" at Curtis Gallery – New Canaan CT
- Affordable Art Fair, NY Fall – New York NY
- "small/MIGHTY" at La Bodega Gallery – Brooklyn NY
- "ArtWorks" at Shapeshifter Lab – Brooklyn NY
- "Re: re: re: Patterns" at La Bodega Gallery – Brooklyn NY
- "All Woman" at MAISON 10 – New York NY
- The Other Art Fair, Spring – Brooklyn NY

2018 - "Gifts by Artists" at Ground Floor Gallery – Brooklyn NY
- "In Their League" at The Cluster Gallery – Brooklyn NY
- "Small Works" at The Cluster Gallery – Brooklyn NY
- "Hang Time!" at THE blank GALLERY – Tokyo, Japan
- "Small Wonders" at Clouds Art – Tokyo, Japan

2017 - "Priority Mail" at Ground Floor Gallery – Brooklyn NY
- "Surface(s)" at Nishmachi Artist Space – Tokyo, Japan
- "Blossom Blast" UltraSuperNew Gallery – Tokyo, Japan

2015 - "Made in Gowanus" at Ground Floor Gallery – Brooklyn NY
- "Perceptions" at The Roger Smith Hotel – New York NY
- "ArtWorks" at Shapeshifter Lab – Brooklyn NY
- "The Free Portrait Project" at Shoestring Press – Brooklyn NY
- "Winter Salon" at Trestle Gallery – Brooklyn NY
- "Introductions" at Trestle Gallery – Brooklyn NY