Natalie Lavelle graduated a Diploma of Visual Art from the Southbank Institute of Technology in 2016 and a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Queensland College of Art (QCA) in 2018 where she is continuing her studies with the Honours Fine Art Research Program. Lavelle has been artist and studio assistant to major Brisbane and interstate artists whom she contributes her expertise to large mural projects including Ipswich Mall upgrade project and Integrity 20 Fish Lane project in 2019, Queensland Rail projects and the Brisbane W Hotel in 2018, QCA’s Webb Gallery walkway in 2017 and the Brisbane Festival in 2016. She has developed a passion for large scale work in the studio and endeavours to extend on her studio practice by testing boundaries and engaging with a broader public art audience. In 2019 she worked with the Queensland Children's Hospital and Art In Health program director to develop and install Mindful Trace, a site specific wall painting, for the oncology walkway.
Lavelle continues solo and group exhibitions throughout Brisbane at a variety of institutions and galleries some of which include: 'BOILING POINT' at The Third Quarter (2020), ‘Materiality, Agency and the Body’ at Webb Gallery, QCA (2019), ‘Dark Nuance’ at The Third Quarter (2018), ‘Nobody Wants To Leave This Party’ at QCA Galleries (2018), ‘Expanded’ at Pop Gallery (2018) and ‘Green’ at Percolator Gallery (2018). In 2018 she was awarded The Zonta Club Brisbane River Acquisitive Prize, Griffith University, Brisbane.