Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Natalie Lanese received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and conducted post-graduate studies at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art. She lives and works in Toledo, Ohio.
Ms. Lanese’s work is recognized for its punchy color palette and layered patterns. The Village Voice described her collages as “enigmatic narratives heightened by keen color clashes and jazzy textures” when covering her exhibition at Jack the Pelican Presents in Brooklyn in 2007. She works primarily in painting, installation, and collage. Ms. Lanese has exhibited at MOCA Tucson, the Akron Art Museum, the Scope International Art Fair in Basel, Switzerland, and in East Hampton, New York, and at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA. She has installed permanent public artworks in Cincinnati, Toledo, and in Cleveland, OH.