Natalie Giugni is a New Jersey based fine artist creating two and three-dimensional works using multiple mediums including chalk pastel, paint, bone, wood, and metal. She is graduate of School of Visual Arts where she attended on a full scholarship. Born in Venezuela, she has traveled extensively, and has drawn inspiration and narratives for her work from her experiences in Italy, South America, and Japan. She now spends her time exhibiting nationally and internationally, while working out of her home studio in Jersey City, NJ.
Natalie leads The New York Society of Women’s Artists, an organization which was founded in 1925, as its current president. Early in her career, her participation in a year-long gilding project in the Russian Consulate, NYC, restoring the original moldings in 23K gold, influenced her to explore the use of metals in her painting and sculpture, a defining feature which remains to this day.
One of Natalie's strengths is great diversity in her work: Contrasted to the delicate precision required when working with gold leaf, is the boldness and humor exhibited in a project she completed for a Children's Aid benefit at Lincoln Center, where she produced a twelve-foot replica of Judy Garland's ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz.
During 90 minute workshop at the gallery, Natalie Giugni will lead attendees through creating a work of art using her unique process of overlapping and deconstructing drawings. The first half will be an interactive group activity to “loosen” up one’s creativity and overcome the fear of making “art mistakes.” In the second half of the workshop, students will be encouraged to develop their own abstract artwork derived from drawings and stencils of shapes in nature.