Natalie Frank explores contemporary discourse on feminism, sexuality, and violence. Recent drawings and books The Story of O and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice use literature as inspiration. Her gouache and chalk pastel drawings of the unsanitized Brothers Grimm tales, bring back, with Jack Zipes’ translations, aspects of incest, rape and physical violence left out of our familiar stories. The 2015 exhibition at the New York’s Drawing Center travelled to Blanton Museum, Austin, and University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, accompanied by Tales of the Brothers Grimm: Drawings by Natalie Frank published by Damiani, 2015. Frank earned BA from Yale University, 2002, and MFA from Columbia University, 2006. She is a Fulbright Scholar, Oslo, Norway. Her work is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum and the Brooklyn Museum in NYC; Art Institute of Chicago; Blanton Museum of Art, Austin; and Yale University Art Museum.
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