Natalie Lavelle is an Australian artist based in Brisbane. In 2020 she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours (Class I), Queensland College of Art, Griffith University with Academic Excellence in Fine Art. She has exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions in Australia, including Deliberate Pictures at Jan Manton Gallery; Flatform at Grey Street Gallery (QCA Galleries); Abstraction at Royal Queensland Art Society; Expanded at POP Gallery, Brisbane.
Lavelle has been winner in various awards including the Abstraction Art Prize judged by Andrew Baker and The Zonta Club Brisbane River Acquisitive Prize, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. She has completed an Internship at Griffith University Art Museum and Collections Office and worked for International Artists on studio and public art projects.
In April 2021, Lavelle will present her solo exhibition, Rekindlings, at Jan Manton Gallery, Brisbane.
Lavelle is presently represented by Jan Manton Gallery, Brisbane.
"Above all other works in the exhibition, this painting connects directly with the origins of Western abstraction from the 1910s and -20s. In so doing, it exhibits lessons learned from early adherents such as Kazimir Malevich and Theo van Doesburg. Echoing Japanese and Chinese calligraphy, Natalie’s single sweeping brush stroke is at once deliberate and controlled — yet has a looseness that provides both movement and tension to the picture. The vertical string-line bisecting the picture plane adds a note of formality and provides a reference against which the viewer might contemplate placement of the large shadowy brush stoke upon the painting’s brilliant white rectangular ground."
Andrew Baker Art Dealer has a well-earned reputation as the country’s leading commercial supporter of contemporary Oceanic art. Established in 2000, Andrew Baker Art Dealer represents established Australian Contemporary artists, including Indigenous artists from the Cape York Peninsula communities of Aurukun and Lockhart River.
Untitled I (Deliberate Pictures Series), 2020, acrylic, gesso and string on canvas, 135cm x 100cm. Photo by Louis Lim.