The New Yorker has called Frank a hybrid of Neo Rauch, Eric Fischl, and Lucian Freud. In 2015, The Drawing Center will present a solo exhibition of her paintings—accompanied by a catalogue with essays by Linda Nochlin and others.

C
ClampArt
New York City
Medium
Signature
Signed, dated, and numbered, recto

In her oil-on-canvas and mixed-media paintings, Natalie Frank plumbs human nature, seeking to convey, through her roiling, lush, and visceral compositions, the complexity and mutability of identity. As she describes: “The narrative—the stories that people tell and use to construct their lives, whether it be religious, humanistic, mythical, social, was and is my entry point in painting and the figure.” Frank, who has been called a “painter’s painter”, draws inspiration from literature and art history, and cites the Grimm brothers’ fairy tales, Italian Renaissance painting, the German and Austrian Expressionists, and R.B. Kitaj as influences. Her works—ranging from small-scale portraits to large narrative scenes—are centered on the human figure, rendered semi-abstract and in heighted physical and emotional states. Frank is a storyteller. Through her bold, dramatic handling of paint, she reveals the struggle of being human.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2021
Cross-dressing for the BattlefieldSalon 94
2017
Natalie Frank: Dancers and DominasRhona Hoffman Gallery
2014
Natalie Frank: Interiors and OpeningsRhona Hoffman Gallery
View all

Satan's Ball, 2008

Lithograph
26 1/2 × 37 1/2 in
67.3 × 95.3 cm
Contact For Price
Location
New York City
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.

The New Yorker has called Frank a hybrid of Neo Rauch, Eric Fischl, and Lucian Freud. In 2015, The …

C
ClampArt
New York City
Medium
Signature
Signed, dated, and numbered, recto

In her oil-on-canvas and mixed-media paintings, Natalie Frank plumbs human nature, seeking to convey, through her roiling, lush, and visceral compositions, the complexity and mutability of identity. As she describes: “The narrative—the stories that people tell and use to construct their lives, whether it be religious, humanistic, mythical, social, was and is my entry point in painting and the figure.” Frank, who has been called a “painter’s painter”, draws inspiration from literature and art history, and cites the Grimm brothers’ fairy tales, Italian Renaissance painting, the German and Austrian Expressionists, and R.B. Kitaj as influences. Her works—ranging from small-scale portraits to large narrative scenes—are centered on the human figure, rendered semi-abstract and in heighted physical and emotional states. Frank is a storyteller. Through her bold, dramatic handling of paint, she reveals the struggle of being human.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Natalie Frank
Other works from ClampArt
Related works
Related artists