ABOUT

A graduate from the University of Utah, with a Bachelor’s in Fine Art, Natalie Kirk is continuing her education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for a Master’s of Fine Art, with a photography emphasis.

 

As a visual artist, Natalie is devoted to the medium of photography as a visual language. Growing up in a conservative environment such as Utah, she’s learned to make communicative art about controversial topics; working under this theme, she has broadened her perspective and interest in visual art as language for changing perspective on social issues involving women's rights and gender.

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EDUCATION

  • Master of Fine Arts, Photography (2017)

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

  • Master of Arts, Photography (2016)

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography (2013)

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

TRAINING and CERTIFICATION

  • Digital Imaging for the Footwear Examiner, 2019

    International Association of Identification

  • Imaging the Unseen with Digital UV, Visible, & Infrared Technology, 2019

    International Association of Identification 

  • Binary Composition of Digital Video Formats, 2019

    International Association of Identification 

  • Forensic uses of Photoshop, 2019

    International Association of Identification​

  • Forensic Ultraviolet & Infrared Photography, 2018

    Tritech Forensics Workshop + Fujifilm Workshop

  • Forensic Photoshop, 2017

    Tritech Forensics Workshop

  • Beginner to Advanced Forensic Photography, 2017

    Forensic Pieces Workshop

  • Alternative Light Source Photography, 2017

    Tritech Forensics Workshop

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2019-Present: Photoshop Instructor, Tritech Forensics

  • 2017-Present: Lecturer, University of Utah

  • 2017-Present: Medical Photographer

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, & SCHOLARSHIPS

  • 2019 Julia Margaret Cameron Award Honorable Mention

  • 2019 Life Framers Edition V: Civilization; https://www.life-framer.com/civilization-2019/

  • 2017 Life Framers Edition III: The Human Body; https://www.life-framer.com/human-body-2017/

  • 2017 Photographer’s Forum Best of Photography Finalist

  • 2015 Julia Margaret Cameron Award Finalist

  • 2015-2016 Merton R. & Peggy E. Barry Fellowship

  • 2014-2016 Carrie Jones Cady Scholarship

  • 2012 Carmen M. Christensen Art Scholarship

  • 2012 Dean’s Purchase Award; University of Utah

SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS​​

  • 2017 Manity Fair: Art Lofts Gallery, WI

  • 2017 Sight Unseen with Kyle Krueger; Mason Center Madison, WI

  • 2016 Diverse Nature: Gender & the Botanic with Tara Austin; Overture Center for the Arts, WI

  • 2016 Clothing the Gender Gap; Gallery 7, WI

GROUP EXHIBITIONS​​​

  • 2019 Life Framers: Civilization; Bermondsey Project Space, United Kingdom

  • 2019 DEMARCATION; Utah Museum of Fine Art, UT

  • 2019 Being Human; Photoplace Gallery, VT

  • 2019 Survey of Contemporary Photography; Granary Arts Center, UT

  • 2018 Body and Soul; Kimball Art Center, UT

  • 2018 Life Framer Arles Festival; A Space for Photography, France

  • 2018 Retro Activo: The Silent Generation; The Local In Sancturce, Puerto Rico

  • 2017 HE: Questioning and Queering Masculinity; Last Projects, CA

  • 2016 Berlin Foto Biennale: Emotions and Commotions Across Cultures; Palazzo Italia, Germany

  • 2016 Galex 50; Galesburg Civic Art Center, IL

  • 2015 The Plural I; Davis Orton Gallery, NY

  • 2015 Portraits; Minneapolis Photo Center, MN

  • 2013 89th Annual Spring Salon; Springville Museum of Fine Art, UT

  • 2013 Out of the Darkroom; Art Access, UT (by invitation from curator and juror)

  • 2013 Alive and Well; Brass and Bellows Gallery, MN

  • 2013 Self Portrait; Photoplace Gallery, VT

  • 2013 The Human Experience; Country Club Plaza, UT

  • 2013 Mysterious Visions: Dreams, Fantasies and Mirages; Photoplace Gallery, VT

  • 2012 Digitally Infused; University of Utah, College of Fine Arts, UT

  • 2012 Utah Craft and Photography Statewide Competition; Rio Gallery, UT

  • 2012-2014 University of Utah Annual Art Exhibition; Alvin Gittins Gallery, UT

  • 2012 Plates to Pixels; Enchantment; www.platestopixels.com

  • 2012 An Open Call: Your Greatest Hits; Photoplace Gallery, VT

 

PATENTS, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES & CONSULTANCIES

  • Co-inventor of International Industrial Design, 2019

​​              Application entitled Cell Phone Standardized Photography Mounting pending in the Hague (WIPO), owned by PolarityTE, Inc.

  • Consultant for Photography Curriculum and Instructor Exam, 2019

             Utah State Board of Education

  • Photography Judge, 2019    

             Skills USA

EXHIBITIONS CO-CURATED

  • 2016 Beyond Likeness: Mapping the Self; Mayer Gallery, Chazen Museum of Art, WI

  • 2015 The Wet Archive: History, Desire, and Photography’s Liquid Intelligence; Chazen Museum of Art, WI

ARTIST LECTURES

 

  • 2018 University of Utah Art Department, UT

  • 2017 Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, WI

  • 2017 Sight Unseen; Madison Masonic Center, WI 

  • 2016 Diverse Nature: Gender & the Botanic; Overture Center, WI

BIBLIOGRAPHY & PRESS

  • McMahon, Meg. “Photo Exhibition Confronts Gender through Clothing.” The Daily Cardinal, February 8, 2016.

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  • Reed, Hunter. “Clothing the Gender Gap Initiates Important Dialogue Regarding Heteronormative Fashion.” The Badger Herald, February 9, 2016.

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  • Jones, K., “The Art of Activism.” National Women’s Health Network 40th Anniversary Newsletter. Print, January, 2015.

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BOOKS & CATALOGS

  • Kirk, Natalie. “Clothing the Gender Gap, Fran.” Photograph. Best of College and High School Photography. Santa Barbara, CA: Photographer’s Forum, 2017. Print.

  • Kirk, Natalie. “Natalie Kirk: Pinhole Study.” Photograph. An Open Call: Your Greatest Hits. Middlebury, VT: PhotoPlace Gallery, 2, January, 2013. Print. Web. 2013. http://www.vtphotoworkplace.com/id175.html

  • Kirk, Natalie. “Transcendence 2.” Photograph. Mysterious Visions: Dreams, Fantasies and Mirages. Middlebury, VT: PhotoPlace Gallery, 2013. Print. Web. 1, May, 2013. http://www.Vtphotoworkplace.com/id213.html

  • Kirk, Natalie. “Untitled, Image 28.” Photograph. Dreamhouse, 2013. Print. Web. 9, December 2013. http://www.blurb. com/books/4877800-dreamhouse

  • Kirk, Natalie. “Structural Blueprints of an Artist.” Photograph. Self-Portrait. Middlebury, VT: PhotoPlace Gallery, 13, June, 2013. Print. Web. 21, May, 2013. http://www. Vtphotoworkplace.com/id219.html

RADIO

 

  • Johnny and Greg, Interview and Exhibtion Promotion, 94-1 WJJO FM, Watertown, WI, April 3, 2017

  • Cooper Talbot and Her Infinite Vartiety, Interview, WORT FM, Madison, WI, April 2, 2017

COLLECTIONS

  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts, UT

  • State of Utah Alice Merrill Horne Art Museum, UT

  • Karen Huntsman Library Special Collections, Snow College, UT

  • Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

  • Savannah College of Art and Design

  • Green Leaf Gallery, Beaver Meadows, PA

  • Tom Jones Hochunk, Madison, WI