|Natalie McGrorty - Artists’ Books Intern at CFPR
Summer 2009 - Summer 2011
Natalie graduated from the Drawing and Applied Arts BA Hons degree course, at the University of the West of England (UWE) in June 2011.
During her study on the programme, Natalie became involved in artists’ books, and in 2009 became the book arts intern at CFPR. In her own practice she works in a variety of media, using printmaking techniques, intricate mark-making, paper/laser cutting and stitch.
Through working for CFPR, Natalie has been involved in a number of Book Arts projects and conferences, organised by Sarah Bodman and Tom Sowden and in making artists’ books for book fairs and exhibitions.
In 2010 Natalie was awarded a travel grant from the Gane Trust, which she used to fund a summer trip to New York to research artists’ books. She spent the first part of her trip interning at VSW (Visual Studies Workshop) in Rochester, NY, during their Summer Institute and 2010 Photo-Bookworks Symposium. Whilst interning, she also had the opportunity to assist in archiving their extensive collection of artists’ books in their Independent Press Archive. Natalie then travelled to New York City to visit a number of other collections and galleries showcasing artists’ books, including the MoMA/Franklin Furnace collection, Brooklyn Museum and Booklyn.
Her report can be downloaded here.
Natalie curated an exhibition of artists' books in March 2011: Artists’ Books As Document, with works by 25 national and international artists from Europe and America, such as Scott McCarney Susan Kae Grant, Frans Baake, Bea Nettles, Ahlrich van Ohlen, Sally Alatalo, Kristen Merola, Donald Baechler and Kenneth Goldsmith. The exhibition will be on display in the Special Collections room of Bower Ashton library, in Bristol, from 8th March - 25th April 2011.
Natalie can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like a personal recommendation concerning Natalie's work here for CFPR - please email Sarah Bodman at: Sarah.Bodman@uwe.ac.uk
You can also view images of Natalie’s work at: http://nataliemcgrorty.com
Download Natalie's CV
A sample of Natalie's work...