Chris Natrop

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Education and Residencies

2004 Affiliate Artist, Headlands Center for the Arts, Saulsalito, CA
1994 Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
1993 BFA, Painting, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Solo Exhibitions

Lily Ponder, University of Maine Art Museum, Bangor, ME

myopic spring tangle, Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA

Dewdrop Redux, curated by Habib Kheradyar, Art Gallery, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA
And Further the Dewdrop Falls, MOCA Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

Lost in Space, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA

Into the Silver See-Through, Bank, Los Angeles, CA
Fern Space Blast, curated by Gay Dawson, Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA
White White Mayday in Mustard and Gold, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA

11 1/2, OVERTONES , curated by Susan Joyce, Los Angeles, CA

Spring Paper Twist, LiveArt Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Fault Lines, Windhover Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac, WI
Linkage: An Installation by Chris Natrop, Melting Point Gallery, San Francisco, CA

New Work, Bay Area Center for the Consolidated Arts, Berkeley, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

In Case We Don’t Die, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

Original Copy: Contemporary Printmakers, Traditional Techniques, Cypress College Art Gallery, Cypress, CA

Paper Cuts, The Fullerton College Art Gallery, Fullerton, CA
9-11 Show, Pierogi, Brookln, NY

Under the Knife, curated by Sinead Finnert-Pyne, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

CUT: Makings of Removal, curated by Karen Rapp, Vincent Price Art Museum, East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park, CA
Party Favors, curated by Holly Myers, Bonelli Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
Raw Boundaries, KN Gallery, Chicago, IL
Holland Papier Bienniale 2008, Museum Rijswijk/Coda Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Possible Impossible: Six Artists at the Prink of Abstraction, curated by Holly Myers, Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA

Around the Pool, curated byTerri Lindbloom, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
Drawn Out, curated by Pam Posey, Sam Francis Gallery, Crossroads School, Santa Monica, CA
Behind Crossed Doors, curated by Jeffery Mohr, Tahoe Gallery, Sierra Neveda Collage, Incline Village, NV
Laced in History, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboyben, WI

Pause, curated by Rebecca Miller, Blackbird Space, Miami, FL
PAPER: First anniversary group exhibition, Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago, IL
First Annual Group Show, Taylor de Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA
Inner Spaces / Outer Limits, curated by Greg Klassan, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI
Drawing Group Show, curated by Brian Mullman, Mor York Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Interjacent, curated by Gioj DeMarco, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Excavating Realities: Darlene Charneco and Chris Natrop, curated by Jennifer Jankauskas, MAAS Projects, (annex of Mixture Contemporary), Houston, TX
Cross Pollination, curated by Gay Dawson, Santa Rosa Musuem of Contemporary Art, Santa Rosa, CA

BIG, Toomey Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Ouroboros, Melting Point Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Happy Art for a Sad World, curated by Helianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin, Spike Gallery, New York, NY
Ecotopia, curated by Reed Anderson, LUMP gallery, Raleigh, NC
Close Calls: 2004, Headlands Center for Arts, Marin Headlands, CA

Placebo, The Canvas Gallery, San Francisco, CA
PERF, Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, Germany
Visuri Bucati 2, Museul de Arte, Brosav, Romania
New American Artists, Galleria Ruggieri, Genoa, Italy
X-Zincografia-Open Space, Venice, Italy
Split Dreams, 473 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
Visuri Bucati, Romanian Literature Museum, Bucarest, Romania
VERNLAND, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, CA

Order Bipolar, Melting Point Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Small Spaces/Big Theory, UrbanLab Gallery, Chicago, IL
ReOrganica: An Evolving Exhibition, Soap Box Gallery, Venice, CA
Centering: Ancient and Contemporary Expressions of Sacred Art, SMOVA, Santa Rosa, CA
New Work from Five American Artists, Arte Contemporanea Genova, Genoa, Italy
ReOrganica, Melting Point Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Re: Duchamp Project, Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
Art for America, Clos Pegase Winery, Calistoga, CA
Landscape Group Show, BACCA 1010, Berkeley, CA
Drawing II: International Exhibition, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE
Images and Icons, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

Art Fairs

Aqua Miami with Taylor De Cordoba

Pulse Miami, Bank (designed and autographed 300 VIP Pulse Miami tote bags)
Pulse New York, with Bank

Impulse (featured artist/solo installation), Pulse New York with Bank (winner of “Pulse Prize”)
artLA, Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Santa Moncia, CA

Aqua Miami, Bank, Miami, FL

Aqua Miami, Bank, Miami, FL
Scope New York, YOO Projects, New York, NY

Scope Miami Beach, YOO Projects, Miami, FL
Scope Los Angeles, YOO Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Scope New York, YOO Projects, New York, NY

2007 “Pulse Prize,” Pulse Art Fair, New York
1988 First-Year Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Frank, Peter. Blaque d’ Art: LA Galleray Array in May. (2010, May). Huffington Post,
Nys Damborot, Shana. Chris Natrop: Myopic Spring Tangle. (2010, April). Flavorpill.
Billah, Fariyal. Paper cutting takes a lead role in CUT: Makings of Removal Exhibition. (2009, October). The Breeze.
Cheng, Scarlet. Review: Under The Knife. (2009, August). LA’s Monthly Magazine for the Arts.
Wharton, Annie. Cut: Makings of Removal. (2008, November). THE: LA’s Monthly Magazine for the Arts, p. 44
Cheng, Scarlet. Paper work? Bring it on. (2008, October 26). Los Angeles Times.
Dambrot, Shana Nys. CUT: Makings of Removal. (2008, September). Flavorpill.
MOCA Presents Paper Cuts: Contemporary Drawing At MOCA. (2008, August 9).
Dambrot, Shana Nys. Rules Help Control the Fun. (2008, July). Flavorpill.
Lee, Elaine. Paper Works. (2008). d+a magazine, issue 042, pg. 58.
Dority, Kendra. Goodbye Realism, Hello Abstraction. (2008, February 12). The Occidental Weekly.
Gray, Emma. L.A. Confidential. (2008, January).
Recommended Exhibitions. (2008, February). Art Scene Los Angles.
Top 10 Shows In Los Angeles This Month. (2008, January 14). Saatchi Gallery Magazine.
(2007, December). New American Paintings, Pacific Coast Edition. (juror: Alma Ruiz, curator MOCA LA).
Meyers, Holly. Works’ energy is just so L.A. (2006, December 8). Los Angeles Times.
Coleman, Caryn. Interview: Chris Natrop. (2006, November 1).
Recommended Exhibitions. (2006, December). Art Scene Los Angles.
Los Angeles. (2006, October 31). Flavorpill.
Chicago. (2006, July 18). Flavorpill.
(2005, December). New American Paintings, Pacific Coast Edition. (juror: Connie Butler, curator, MOCA LA) pgs. 3, 106-109
Cash, Stephanie and David Ebony. Front Page: SCOPE. (2005, May). Art in America, p. 53.
Epstein, Rebecca. Paper and Profound. (2005, April 28). LA CITYBEAT, p. 54 (reproduction)
Los Angeles. (2005, April 27). Flavorpill.
Goldstein, Melissa. Chris Natrop’s Material World. (2005, April 1). 7×7 Magazine, pgs. 15, 35
Sarfati, Lise. Across a Crowded Room (uncredited photograph). (2004, August 23). New York Magazine, p. 115.
Happy Art for a Sad World. (2004, July 26). The New Yorker Magazine, p. 16.
“By Hand” Spark. PBS KQED Channel 9. San Francisco. Orig. air date: Jul. 14, 2004
Baker, Kenneth. Art Notes: More “Close Calls” at Headlands. (2004, January 20). San Francisco Chronicle, Datebook, p. D1.
Hecht, Jamey. Natrop: Drawing with a Knife.(2003, November). NY Arts Magazine, p. 33.
Juarez, Roberto. Split Dreams: Chris Natrop’s Strange and Beautiful Worlds. (2003, Summer). NY Arts Magazine, p. 55.
Reinsch, Lee. Abstract exhibit examines nature’s bizarre qualities.(2003, July 22). Fond du Lac Reporter. (reproduction)
Barcam, Luiza. Visuri Bucati: Vern Exhibition in Romania. (2003, June 10). ArtMargins: Contemporary Central and Eastern European Visual Culture.

Catalogues and Essays

Zollars, Jaime. Push Paper. Lark Crafts. 2011. pp. 50-53 (monograph)
Fredes, Andres. Handmade 3D. Barcelona: Index Books. 2009. pp. 78-85 (monograph)
Natrop, Chris. My Dewdrop Complex 2008, Pub. Lulu Press, Dec. 2008, 1st ed.
Paper Cuts: Contemporary Works on Paper, (museum brochure) MOCA Jacksonville (brochure)
Around the Pool, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (catalog)
Paterson, Carrie, Drawing Is A Verb, Lost in Space, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman U., Orange, CA (brochure)
Natrop, Chris. Selected Projects 2006, Pub. Lulu Press, Dec. 2006, 1st ed. (catalog)
Chris Natrop: Intricacies of Perception, Work 2003-2005, Pub. Lulu Press, Nov. 2005, 1st ed. (catalog)
Joyce, Susan. Tripping The Light Fantastic, Nov 7, 2005 (catalogue essay)

Special Projects

Designed and Autographed VIP Tote Bag for Pulse Art Fair, Miami, FL

Monster Drawing Rally, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Taste, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Live Auction

Venice Family Clinic Art Auction, Santa Monica, CA

Arctic Landscape (curator Miguel Nelson), Marvimon House, Los Angeles, CA
Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco
10 Year Anniversary Gala, (Extraordinary Forest Installation), San Francisco
Museum of Modern ArtInvasive Species, (curator) Headlands Center for the Arts

Extraordinary Forest, Headlands Center for the ArtsMonster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco

Co-Founded the artist group, VERN

Short Film

And Further the Dewdrop Fell, 1080p HD video (in production)

1181 Minutes, sped-up paper cutting

Visiting Artist and Guest Lectures

Great Lecturer, Cal State Northridge

Panel Discussion, “Art in the Domestic Setting”, Marine Salon

Visiting Artist and Guest Lecturer, School of Art, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Guest Lecturer, Vincent Prince Art Museum, East Los Angeles College

Guest Lecturer, Sonoma County Museum
Guest Lecturer, University of California Los Angeles
Guest Lecturer, University of California Long Beach

Guest Lecturer, California College of the Arts, San Francisco