Natalie Voelker is a visual artist working in Albuquerque, NM. She uses painting and drawing to investigate the human body as a physical form, a symbol, and the contact site of human experience, emotion, and relationship. Residing in the tension between abstraction and representation, her work reaches toward both physical reality and subjective ephemeral experience. By taking a personal approach to the shared human experience, she explores the search for identity and meaning through relationships with others and oneself.
Natalie was selected to create a limited edition lithograph at the Tamarind Institute for the city of Albuquerque in 2014. Her work has been featured in VolUp, a French-English avant-garde magazine; Les Femmes Folles, an online journal showcasing women in the arts; and Words Dance, an online poetry and arts magazine. Her painting, Ethan Sleeping, was selected as the featured work for the state of New Mexico, March – June, 2014, by Figure50.com, a national juried figurative art competition. Her mural collaborations can be seen at businesses and private residences around Albuquerque, and her paintings and prints are collected internationally. She has a BFA, with an emphasis on painting, from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.