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Natalie Draz is an illustrator who loves to make POP UP paper cities! Find her at PROOF Gallery, Distillery District, Toronto or on Etsy! Working across multiple disciplines of printmaking, drawing, installation and papercut, Natalie draws architecture and animals that populate her fantastical colourful cities. 

 

Investigating the structures of books, maps and anatomical studies, Natalie creates works that immerse the viewer. Her worldview is accessed via visual narrative strategies of pop-up books, engaging installations, and intimate moments of discovery and transformation through personal micro-narratives and sketches. 

Contact me at nataliedraz@gmail.com

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Gallery Representation:

 

Natalie's work is available through PROOF Studio Gallery, 15 Case Goods Lane, Studio 104, Distillery District, Toronto, Canada.

Teaching & Workshops:

  • Concordia University, Sessional Instructor, Introductory Intaglio (PRIN211) 2013-2014

  • Concordia University, Workshop Instructor, Letterpress for Design Students Workshops, 2013-2014

  • Concordia University, Workshop Instructor, Pop Up Books, Basic Bookbinding and Boxmaking Workshop, 2012-2014

  • Gravenfeather Gallery, Workshop Instructor, Pop Up Artist Books, 2015

 

  • NYC Maker Faire, Workshop Instructor, 'Pop-Up Your City' 2013 and 'Geometric Worlds' 2014

 

  • Montreal Mini Maker Faire, Interactive Installation 'Our Mountain, Our Montreal', June 2014

 

  • The Banff Center, Papermaking Demonstration, July 2013

 

  • Co-Curator of MousePrint Gallery (along with HeaRyung Kim), 1515 St. Catherine E., 2013-2014

 

 

Education:

 

  • MFA in Print Media, Concordia University, 2011-2014

 

  • BA with Honours in Anthropology & Printmaking, University of Toronto, 2009 - 2001

 

  • OCAD University, Printmaking, 2009-2011

  • CCBAG Bookbinding 1 Intensive Certificate, 2010

  • Morgan Paper Conservatory: Intensive Paper & Books with Amanda Degener (Cave Paper), summer 2009

 

 

Residencies:

 

  • Women's Studio Workshop Artist Book Residency,  April-May 2016: edition of 65 etched and screenprinted kinetic bookworks

 

  • Ayatana Guest Artist Scholarship, Ayatana Biophilia Residency, Nova Scotia, July 2014

 

  • 'Just Print Play' Collaborative Residency, Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium, with University of Concordia and Lamar Dodd University of Georgia, March 2014: edition of 52 collaboratively printed playing cards using screenprint and lithography

 

  • BAIR Banff Artist in Residence, Summer 2013, supported by Stinger Editions Artist Book Grant, Concordia University

 

Solo Exhibitions:

  • 'City Skyline' commissioned installation for the atrium of EcoTarium Museum, Worcester, USA, February 2017

 

  • ‘and the city within’ GravenFeather Gallery Print, Book & Photo Solo Exhibition, Toronto, March 2015

 

  • Interior Architecture, The Upstairs Gallery, Distillery District, Toronto, Summer 2014

 

  • ‘_intersection_observation_’, Yellowfish Gallery, Montreal, April/May 2014

 

  • NYC Maker Faire, Pop Up Cities, NYC, September 2013 & 2014

 

  • Lennox Contemporary, ‘skyscrapers’, Toronto, 2013

 

 

Publications:

 

  • The MousePrint Catalogue: Programming 2013-2014 (with Hearyung Kim & Sarah Robinson)

 

  • The House of Baba Yaga: Fine Arts Boardgame: collaboration between 5 artists using ceramics and print media, 2014

 

  • The Matchbox Project: 10 Artist Matchbooks: co-creator and participating artist (collected by Concordia Library Visual Art Collection), 2014

 

  • Artist in Headlight Anthology : Lost, Found, Stolen. 15th Annual Publication, April 2012.

 

  • Featured Artist in Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery by Leanne Prain, September 2011, Arsenal Pulp Press, 6 page spread

  http://www.arsenalpulp.com/bookinfo.php?index=341

  • evolve’ bookwork, Artist Altered Book Collection - Toronto Reference Library, 2011

 

  • Artist in Greenbelt Quilt of Possibilities, published by the Ontario Crafts Council (OCC)

  http://www.craft.on.ca/Programs/Greenbelt

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Find Natalie Draz at PROOF Studio Gallery

Studio 104, 15 Case Goods Lane, Distillery District, Toronto, Ontario, Canada