EXHIBITIONS & RESIDENCIES
installations - exhibitions - exchanges - collaborations & more
A short-list of past exhibitions, residencies and exchanges, including shows at PROOF Studio Gallery (Toronto), The Lennox Contemporary (Toronto), Art Mur (Montreal), Women's Studio Workshop (NY, USA) and internationally shown exchanges.
Natalie Draz is represented by PROOF Studio Gallery in Toronto's Distillery District, Canada.
Women's Studio Workshop
Artist Book Residency
April & May 2016
I am so excited to be WSW's book artist for the spring. I'll be working intensively at the center to create a traditionally-printed edition of 50 pop up sculptural artist books.
Screenprint, intaglio etchings, bookmaking, hand-cut paper ribs, laser-cutting and woodworking resulted in a edition of 65 original 'city within' bookworks.
Read about my bookmaking adventure at WSW at:
See photographs of the process and final pop up books at:
Buy this book for your own collection!
Natalie Draz at the
1st Toronto Maker Festival
August 1 & 2, 2015
Hundreds of makers and enthusiasts attended Toronto's first Maker Festival. Colouring and creating a Star Book along with demonstrations of large-scale pop-up books were the highlights at my booth.
My GIANT star book SkyLights made its debut at the Festival this summer!
Natalie Draz and the Paper City Builders at the NYC Maker Faire 2015
Sept 26 & 27, 2015
Another weekend of exploring paper cities with thousands of makers - always a frenetically amazing Maker Faire.
I was delighted to be the winner of two awards: the NYC World's Maker's Faire Editor's Choice Award 2015 and the Best in Class 2015.
and the city we held together
March 4 - March 27, 2015
Solo exhibition at GravenFeather Gallery
Debuting a new pop up book TOR:Intersections along with papercut screenprints on hand-made paper and a large-scale installation of drawn city elements.
Reviewed by Rumaisa Baqa for Art Toronto:
at Yellow Fish Art Galerie, Montreal
April 29 - May 4, 2014
Opening Night: Thursday, May 1 from 5-8PM.
The presentation of Natalie Draz's final MFA work, this exhibition includes large-scale kinetic bookworks, metal sculptures, hanging drawings, stop motion and installation pieces.
'inhabit' at MousePrint Gallery, Montreal
January 2014 at MousePrint Gallery, Montreal.
An exhibition of printmaking that is centered around the body and its connection to place and space, featuring the work of Natalie Draz and Hideki Kawashima, the two newest additions to Concordia University's Print Media Department.
Natalie Draz traveled down to NYC to exhibit her variety of pop-up books and sculptures, and to lead multiple interactive demonstrations. Fellow makers of all ages created one of four fundamental pop-up techniques and walked away with their own pop-up card.
'Pop Up Your City' at NYC Maker Faire
September 2013 at The New York Hall of Science
'Terra Cognita' at The Lennox Contemporary
Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, June 2013
'Terra Cognita', an exhibition of pop-up portraits, is a series of photographs that documents a person's neighbourhood as a personal geography surrounding them. An urban take on the common European legends of giants or dragons settling down and having a village built on top of it. Natalie Draz would like to thank the wonderful volunteers who gave their time, their portaits and their personal maps of Montreal for the project.
'SORTIE', Ancienne École des Beaux-Arts
March-April, 2012 at the Ancienne école des beaux-arts, Montreal
An exhibition of over 50 artists from Concordia's MFA program, site-specific installations through the entire derelict installation site. Natalie Draz had an installation of her soft sculpture 'Drako' accompanied by drawings, papercuts and onsite demolition.