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Lanese, Natalie

  • Department: Division of Visual & Permformaing Arts & Education
  • Title: Assistant Professor of Art
  • Phone: 517-264-7862
  • Campus: Adrian
  • Building: Studio Angelico
  • Office #: C

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Assistant Professor of Art; Director of the Klemm Gallery

Meet Natalie Lanese
Assistant Professor of Art
Director of the Klemm Gallery


Education
MFA: Pratt Institute
MA: Art Education, Case Western Reserve University, 2005
BA: Art, Xavier University, 2002


Background
Working primarily in collage, painting and installation, Lanese’s work is recognized for its vintage style, satire and wit. 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. Her work has been seen most recently at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Mass., and at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Mass. 

Past exhibitions include the 2007 Scope International Art Fair in Basel, Switzerland, and in East Hampton, New York.

Teaching Philosophy
"As a teacher, I strive to create a learning environment in which students can be confident in their instincts and opinions. I foster the confidence to realize their full potential through a constant dialogue and constructive critique surrounding their work. This critique includes discussion of the technical execution of the work as well as the work’s place in a contemporary dialogue, whether it is in the context of the art world, or a political, cultural or social discourse. Furthermore, I encourage students to take risks, to make rules and break them, and engage in a constant mode of questioning and discovery in creating their artwork."
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