About

Natalie received her BFA from the University of Utah and her MA, as well as MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

As a visual artist, Natalie is devoted to the medium of photography as a visual language. Growing up in a conservative environment such as Utah, she’s learned to make communicative art about controversial topics; working under this theme, she has broadened her perspective and interest in visual art as language for changing perspective on social issues involving women's rights and gender. She currently teaches at the University of Utah and is also a Photographer for a bio-engineering and manufacturing company.

The themes found in Natalie's art stems from being the youngest of four children raised by a single mother, Natalie grew up surrounded by educated, self-sustaining female role models. She gives credit to the strong women in her life for the success she’s had in her developing career.

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EDUCATION

  • Master of Fine Arts, Photography (2017)

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

  • Master of Arts, Photography (2016)

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography (2013)

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

TRAINING and CERTIFICATION

  • Digital Imaging for the Footwear Examiner, 2019

    International Association of Identification

  • Imaging the Unseen with Digital UV, Visible, & Infrared Technology, 2019

    International Association of Identification 

  • Binary Composition of Digital Video Formats, 2019

    International Association of Identification 

  • Forensic uses of Photoshop, 2019

    International Association of Identification

  • Forensic Ultraviolet & Infrared Photography, 2018

    Tritech Forensics Workshop + Fujifilm Workshop

  • Forensic Photoshop, 2017

    Tritech Forensics Workshop

  • Beginner to Advanced Forensic Photography, 2017

    Forensic Pieces Workshop

  • Alternative Light Source Photography, 2017

    Tritech Forensics Workshop

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2019-Present: Photoshop Instructor, Tritech Forensics

  • 2017-Present: Lecturer, University of Utah

  • 2017-Present: Medical Photographer

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, & SCHOLARSHIPS

  • 2019 Julia Margaret Cameron Award Honorable Mention

  • 2019 Life Framers Edition V: Civilization; https://www.life-framer.com/civilization-2019/

  • 2017 Life Framers Edition III: The Human Body; https://www.life-framer.com/human-body-2017/

  • 2017 Photographer’s Forum Best of Photography Finalist

  • 2015 Julia Margaret Cameron Award Finalist

  • 2015-2016 Merton R. & Peggy E. Barry Fellowship

  • 2014-2016 Carrie Jones Cady Scholarship

  • 2012 Carmen M. Christensen Art Scholarship

  • 2012 Dean’s Purchase Award; University of Utah

SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS​​

  • 2017 Manity Fair: Art Lofts Gallery, WI

  • 2017 Sight Unseen with Kyle Krueger; Mason Center Madison, WI

  • 2016 Diverse Nature: Gender & the Botanic with Tara Austin; Overture Center for the Arts, WI

  • 2016 Clothing the Gender Gap; Gallery 7, WI

GROUP EXHIBITIONS​​

  • 2019 Life Framers: Civilization; Bermondsey Project Space, United Kingdom

  • 2019 DEMARCATION; Utah Museum of Fine Art, UT

  • 2019 Being Human; Photoplace Gallery, VT

  • 2019 Survey of Contemporary Photography; Granary Arts Center, UT

  • 2018 Body and Soul; Kimball Art Center, UT

  • 2018 Life Framer Arles Festival; A Space for Photography, France

  • 2018 Retro Activo: The Silent Generation; The Local In Sancturce, Puerto Rico

  • 2017 HE: Questioning and Queering Masculinity; Last Projects, CA

  • 2016 Berlin Foto Biennale: Emotions and Commotions Across Cultures; Palazzo Italia, Germany

  • 2016 Galex 50; Galesburg Civic Art Center, IL

  • 2015 The Plural I; Davis Orton Gallery, NY

  • 2015 Portraits; Minneapolis Photo Center, MN

  • 2013 89th Annual Spring Salon; Springville Museum of Fine Art, UT

  • 2013 Out of the Darkroom; Art Access, UT (by invitation from curator and juror)

  • 2013 Alive and Well; Brass and Bellows Gallery, MN

  • 2013 Self Portrait; Photoplace Gallery, VT

  • 2013 The Human Experience; Country Club Plaza, UT

  • 2013 Mysterious Visions: Dreams, Fantasies and Mirages; Photoplace Gallery, VT

  • 2012 Digitally Infused; University of Utah, College of Fine Arts, UT

  • 2012 Utah Craft and Photography Statewide Competition; Rio Gallery, UT

  • 2012-2014 University of Utah Annual Art Exhibition; Alvin Gittins Gallery, UT

  • 2012 Plates to Pixels; Enchantment; www.platestopixels.com

  • 2012 An Open Call: Your Greatest Hits; Photoplace Gallery, VT

 

PATENTS, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES & CONSULTANCIES

  • Co-inventor of International Industrial Design, 2019

​​              Application entitled Cell Phone Standardized Photography Mounting pending in the Hague (WIPO), owned by PolarityTE, Inc.

  • Consultant for Photography Curriculum and Instructor Exam, 2019

             Utah State Board of Education

  • Photography Judge, 2019    

             Skills USA

EXHIBITIONS CO-CURATED

  • 2016 Beyond Likeness: Mapping the Self; Mayer Gallery, Chazen Museum of Art, WI

  • 2015 The Wet Archive: History, Desire, and Photography’s Liquid Intelligence; Chazen Museum of Art, WI

ARTIST LECTURES

 

  • 2018 University of Utah Art Department, UT

  • 2017 Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, WI

  • 2017 Sight Unseen; Madison Masonic Center, WI 

  • 2016 Diverse Nature: Gender & the Botanic; Overture Center, WI

BIBLIOGRAPHY & PRESS

  •  McMahon, Meg. “Photo Exhibition Confronts Gender through Clothing.” The Daily Cardinal, February 8, 2016.

  • Reed, Hunter. “Clothing the Gender Gap Initiates Important Dialogue Regarding Heteronormative Fashion.” The Badger Herald, February 9, 2016.

  • Jones, K., “The Art of Activism.” National Women’s Health Network 40th Anniversary Newsletter. Print, January, 2015.

BOOKS & CATALOGS

  • Kirk, Natalie. “Clothing the Gender Gap, Fran.” Photograph. Best of College and High School Photography. Santa Barbara, CA: Photographer’s Forum, 2017. Print.

  • Kirk, Natalie. “Natalie Kirk: Pinhole Study.” Photograph. An Open Call: Your Greatest Hits. Middlebury, VT: PhotoPlace Gallery, 2, January, 2013. Print. Web. 2013. http://www.vtphotoworkplace.com/id175.html

  • Kirk, Natalie. “Transcendence 2.” Photograph. Mysterious Visions: Dreams, Fantasies and Mirages. Middlebury, VT: PhotoPlace Gallery, 2013. Print. Web. 1, May, 2013. http://www.Vtphotoworkplace.com/id213.html

  • Kirk, Natalie. “Untitled, Image 28.” Photograph. Dreamhouse, 2013. Print. Web. 9, December 2013. http://www.blurb. com/books/4877800-dreamhouse

  • Kirk, Natalie. “Structural Blueprints of an Artist.” Photograph. Self-Portrait. Middlebury, VT: PhotoPlace Gallery, 13, June, 2013. Print. Web. 21, May, 2013. http://www. Vtphotoworkplace.com/id219.html

RADIO

 

  • Johnny and Greg, Interview and Exhibtion Promotion, 94-1 WJJO FM, Watertown, WI, April 3, 2017

  • Cooper Talbot and Her Infinite Vartiety, Interview, WORT FM, Madison, WI, April 2, 2017

COLLECTIONS

  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts, UT

  • State of Utah Alice Merrill Horne Art Museum, UT

  • Karen Huntsman Library Special Collections, Snow College, UT

  • Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

  • Savannah College of Art and Design

  • Green Leaf Gallery, Beaver Meadows, PA

  • Tom Jones Hochunk, Madison, WI