Biography
Natalie Lavelle is an Australian artist practicing in Meanjin / Brisbane. In 2020 she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art Honours (Class I) from Queensland College of Art (QCA), Griffith University. Her work has been exhibited at Outer Space ARI, Jan Manton Gallery, STABLE Artspace, POP Gallery (QCA Galleries), Byron School of Art (NSW) and Five Walls (Vic.). Natalie was selected as the winner of the Abstraction Art Prize 2020 judged by Andrew Baker and The Zonta Club Brisbane River Acquisitive Prize 2018. Natalie is represented by Jan Manton Gallery, Brisbane.

Texts

Paul Bai, Painting in Space, (Exhibition Essay: Something More, Outer Space, 2 June - 3 July 2021)
Zali Matthews, The Weight of Paint, (Exhibition Catalogue: Rekindle, Jan Manton Gallery, 21 April - 9 May 2021)

Jonathan O'Brien, Lavelle, (Exhibition Catalogue: Physical Perception, STABLE Artspace, 7 - 8 May 2021)

Other

Physical Perception, 2021 at STABLE Artspace, Kangaroo Point (Qld.)

Rekindle, 2021 at Jan Manton Gallery, Brisbane.
Griffith University Art Museum, Studio Lockdown: Natalie Lavelle, 2020

Deliberate Pictures, 2020 at Jan Manton Gallery, Brisbane.

Comments 
Work: Untitled I (Deliberate Pictures Series), 2020 

"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, Est. 2000)

Untitled I (Deliberate Pictures Series), 2020, acrylic, gesso and string on canvas, 135cm x 100cm. Photo by Louis Lim.