Natalia Pagès Solís was born on December 7, 1989 in the Dominican Republic. There, she studied Fine Arts and Illustration in the Altos de Chavón School of Design before transferring to Parsons The New School For Design in New York City in 2010. She is currently finishing her Masters in Art Education at The School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Natalia’s work ranges from painting and drawing to printmaking and animation. Her subject matter always circles questions about the human condition: debates of heart and mind, beliefs, completeness, energy, loneliness versus feeling alone, finding oneself, happiness, family, God and balance. These themes are a reflection of the experiences Natalia has been through, her relationship with others and herself; how the people and circumstances in her life have molded her. In her latest work she does this by exploring the idea of nudity versus nakedness. As Kenneth Clark wrote in his book The Nude: “To be naked is to be deprived of our clothes, and the word implies some of the embarrassment most of us feel in that condition. The word ‘nude,’ on the other hand, carries, in educated usage, no uncomfortable overtone. The vague image it projects into the mind is not of a huddled and defenseless body, but of a balanced, prosperous, and confident body: the body re-formed”. This graceful re-formation of the body is what Natalia seeks in her work.
|2012||Aid for Aids Fundraiser Exhibition, New York, NY|
|2012||Parsons The New School Senior Show, New York, NY|
|2011||Bologna Children’s Book Fair Exhibition, Bologna, Italy|
|2010||26th Graduation Altos de Chavón School of Design, La Romana, Dominican Rep.2010 Casa Chavón Gallery, Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep.|
|2010||Altos de Chavón Gallery, La Romana, Dominican Rep.|
|2010||Fourth International Ceramic Tile Triennial / Elit-Tile, Centro León Jiménez, Santiago, Dominican Rep.|
|2010||Future 2010 Printmakers, Aka Restaurant & Bar, Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep.|
|2009||Autumn 09. Collective Exhibition with Artist in Residency Santiago Paulós, Altos de Chavón Gallery, La Romana, Dominican Rep.|
|2013||Creative Quarterly Magazine Winter Issue|
|2013||Archivos de Arquitectura Antillana Magazine, Dominican Art Special, Edition AAA046|
|2012||Creative Quarterly Magazine Winter Issue|
|Partial Merit Scholarship
Illustration, Parsons The New School for Design, New York City, NY.
|2009||Full Merit Scholarship
Drawing and Painting – Summer of Intense Studies, Parsons The New School for Design, New York City, NY