Chris Natrop


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Solo Exhibitions 

Silver Sun Supernova, Cooper Design Space w/ Annie Wharton Art Consulting, Los Angeles, CA
- Silver Sun Afterglow, Nancy Toomey Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
- Between Light and Half Light, Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac, WI

- I Think Its Going To Rain, Usable Space, Milwaukee, WI
- Flatness Amasses, Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles, CA

- Little River Mashup, Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, CA

- Lily Ponder, University of Maine Art Museum, Bangor, ME

- myopic spring tangle, Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA

- Dewdrop Cloud Machine, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL
- Dewdrop Redux, Art Gallery @ Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA  

- And Further the Dewdrop Falls, MOCA Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 

- Lost in Space, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA 

- Into the Silver See-Through, Bank, Los Angeles, CA 
- fern space blast, Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA 
- white white mayday in mustard and gold, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA 

- 11 ½, OVERTONES, Los Angeles, CA 

- spring paper twist, LiveArt Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

- Fault Lines, Windhover Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac, WI  
- Linkage: An Installation by Chris Natrop, Melting Point Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

- New Work, Bay Area Center for the Consolidated Arts, Berkeley, CA 

- Place Pigalle Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Group Exhibitions 

- Cut Up/Cut Out!, Foosaner Art Museum at the Florida Institute of Technology, FL - traveling/forthcoming
- Cut Up/Cut Out!, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, WI - traveling/forthcoming
- Cut Up/Cut Out!, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX - traveling/forthcoming
- Cut Up/Cut Out!, Art Museum of West Virginia University, WV - traveling/forthcoming

- LAND, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
- Cut Up/Cut Out!, Huntsville Museum of Art, AL
- Cut Up/Cut Out!, Pensacola Museum of Art, FL - traveling/forthcoming
- Cut Up/Cut Out!, Ellen Noel Art Museum, TX - traveling/forthcoming

- Facebook AIR 5-Year Anniversary Exhibition, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
- Zumi Cafe Spring Show, Heather Marx Art Advisory, San Francisco, CA 
- Cut Up/Cut Out!, Bellevue Arts Museum, WA - traveling
- With Liberty and Justice for Some, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

- 2016 Show, curated by Mona Kuhn, The Billboard Creative, Hollywood Blvd and Normandie, L.A.
- Cut Up/Cut Out!, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA 
- Fata Morgana, Antelope Valley College Art Gallery, Lancaster, CA
- Half Light Singularity, Jolly Night at the Races, The Old Marijuana Factory, Los Angeles, CA
- Paper as Art, U.S. Department of State, Harry S Truman Building, Washington, D.C.

- Paperworks, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
- Fiberlicious, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
- 45 North Squared, Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac

- Fold, Paper, Scissors, Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, Mesa, AZ
- Prep School: Prepper & Survivalist Ideologies and Utopian/Dystopian Visions, Torrance Museum of Art, Torrance, CA
- Obsessive Reductive, San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, CA

- In Case We Don’t Die, Torrance Museum of Art, Torrance, CA

- Original Copy: Contemporary Printmakers, Traditional Techniques, Cypress College Art Gallery, Cypress, CA

- 9-11 Show, Pierogi, Booklyn, NY
- Paper Cuts, Fullerton College Art Gallery, Fullerton, CA

- Salon No. 4, Works 092 - 140, Marine Art Salon, Santa Monica, CA 

- Pandemic Show, Overtones Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
- infinity, Scion Installation Space, Culver City, CA
- CUT: Makings of Removal, Wignall Museum, Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
- Under the Knife, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA 

- CUT: Makings of Removal, Vincent Price Art Museum, East Los Angeles College, Los Angeles, CA 
- UpCycling: Recuperating Past Lives, A+D Museum, Los Angeles, CA  
- Party Favors, Bonelli Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA 
- Raw Boundaries, KN Gallery, Chicago, IL 
- Holland Papier Bienniale 2008, Museum Rijswijk/Coda Apeldoorn, The Netherlands  
- Possible Impossible: Six Artists at the Brink of Abstraction, Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, LA, CA

- Around the Pool, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL 
- Drawn Out, Sam Francis Gallery, Crossroads School, Santa Monica, CA 
- Behind Crossed Doors, Tahoe Gallery, Sierra Nevada Collage, Incline Village, NV  
- Laced in History, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboyben, WI 

- Pause, Blackbird Space, Miami, FL 
- PAPER: First anniversary group exhibition, Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago, IL 
- First Annual Group Show, Taylor De Cordoba, Culver City, CA 
- Inner Spaces / Outer Limits, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI 
- Drawing Group Show, Mor York Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

- Interjacent, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 
- Excavating Realities: Darlene Charneco and Chris Natrop, Mixture Contemporary, Houston, TX 
- Cross Pollination, Santa Rosa Musuem of Contemporary Art, Santa Rosa, CA 

- BIG, Toomey Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
- Happy Art for a Sad World, Spike Gallery, New York, NY 
- ecotopia, LUMP gallery, Raleigh, NC 
- Close Calls: 2004, Headlands Center for Arts, Marin Headlands, CA 

- Placebo, The Canvas Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
- PERF, Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, Germany 
- Visuri Bucati 2, Museul de Arte, Brosav, Romania 
- New American Artists, Galleria Ruggieri, Genoa, Italy 
- X-Zincografia-Open Space, Venice, Italy 
- Split Dreams, 473 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY 
- Visuri Bucati, Romanian Literature Museum, Bucarest, Romania 
- VERNLAND, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, CA 

- Order Bipolar, Melting Point Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
- ReOrganica: An Evolving Exhibition, Soap Box Gallery, Venice, CA 
- Centering: Ancient and Contemporary Expressions of Sacred Art, SMOVA, Santa Rosa, CA 
- New Work from Five American Artists, Arte Contemporanea Genova, Genoa, Italy 
- ReOrganica, Melting Point Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

- Re: Duchamp Project, Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey 
- Landscape Group Show, BACCA 1010, Berkeley, CA 

Press / Media

Evan Senn. Art and Cake. LAND at Irvine Fine Arts Center. Jan 26, 2018
Dave Barton. OC Weekly. LAND at Irvine Art Center. Jan 25, 2018
Tomoya Shimura. The Orange County Register. New art exhibit at Irvine Fine Arts Center highlights humans’ connection to land. Jan 15, 2018

Michael Upchurch. ‘Cut Up/Cut Out’ surprises with art on the edge. The Seattle Times. July 14, 2017.
Amy Pleasant. Artist’s Mobilize: With Liberty and Justice for Some, An Exhibition Honoring Immigrants. HuffPost. Jan. 19, 07 

Shana Nys Dambrot. Art and Cake. Chris Natrop “Silver Sun Supernova” at Cooper Design Space. Dec 14, 2016.
- Molly Elizalde. These Aren't Your Typical Arts and Crafts. (
David Pierson. Facebook's new L.A. digs have frozen yogurt, yoga and no privacy. Los Angeles Times. May 14, 2016. 

- Edward Goldman. KCRW Art Talk. An Exhibition that Happily Shreds Its Prime Material. Nov 10, 2015. 
Ezrha Jean Black. Artillery Magazine. Cut Paper, Consuming Plastic, Cold Steel, Colder Flesh: A week-end’s worth of museum shows in Los Angeles. Oct 12, 2015..
Deborah Vankin. L.A. Times. On Craft & Folk Art Museum’s golden anniversary, ‘Paperworks’ is a cutting-edge gift. Oct 9, 2015.
Michael Slenske. Architecural Digest. Paper Takes Center Stage at Los Angeles’s Craft and Folk Art Museum. Sep 23, 2015.
Mary Louise Schumacher. Milwaukee Journal Setinel. Artists’ ecosystem installation explores fragility of life. Sep 4, 2015.

- Jillian Sullivan. San Francisco Chronicle. Reductive art exhibition is expansive for mind. January 30, 2014.

- ____. Portland Press Herald. Chris Natrop Lily Ponder. Sep 5, 2012.

____. OC Art Blog. Paper Cuts at Fullerton College. 2011.
Yasmine Mohseni. Beyond the White Cube. Chris Natrop, Installation Artist. September 20, 2011.

____. BEAUTFUL/DECAY. B/D’s Best of 2010- Cut Paper, Part 1. June 24, 2010.
Peter Frank. Blague d’Art: LA Galleray Array in May. Huffington Post. May 2010.
- Shana Nys Dambrot. Chris Natrop: myopic spring tangle. Flavorpill. Apr. 2010. 
- Heather Taylor. Interview Taylor Made: Upcoming exhibits at Culver City art gallery Taylor De Cordoba bring two exciting LA artists into the spotlight. Los Angeles Confidential Magazine. Mar 2010.
- Elizabeth Field & Brian Vu. Chris Natrop: Persistent Impulse to Create. Rebel Magazine. Feb 2010. pp 46-59.

- Edy Pickens. Review: Scion: Infinity. Oct 2009.
- Fariyal Billah. Paper cutting takes a lead role in CUT: Makings of Removal Exhibition. The Breeze. Oct 2009.
- Christopher Michno. Holey Sheet: Paper goes under the knife, er, scissors for the “Cut” art show. Inland Empire Weekly Oct 2009. 
- Sara Marie Miller. Journal of the Southern Graphics Council. Dewdrop Reflex: Interview Artist, Chris Natrop. Winter/Spring 2009.
- Scarlet Cheng. Review: Under the Knife. THE: LA’s Monthly Magazine for the Arts. Aug 2009.
- Frances Anderton. Waste Not, Want Not. (radio interview) Design And Architecture. WCRW radio. Los Angeles, CA.

- Annie Wharton. Cut: Makings of Removal. THE: LA’s Monthly Magazine for the Arts. Nov 2008 p. 44. 
- Scarlet Cheng. Paper work? Bring it on. Los Angeles Times. Oct 26, 2008. 
- Shana Nys Dambrot. CUT: Makings of Removal. Flavorpill. Sep. 2008.
- ____. MOCA Presents Paper Cuts: Contemporary Drawing At MOCA,, Aug. 9, 2008. 
- Shana Nys Dambrot. Rules Help Control the Fun. Flavorpill. Jul. 2008.  
- Elaine Lee. Paper Works. d+a magazine. Issue 042. 2008. pg. 58. 
- Kendra Dority. Goodbye Realism, Hello Abstraction. The Occidental Weekly. Feb.12, 2008. 
- Emma Gray. L.A. Confidential. Jan. 2008. 
- ____. Recommended Exhibitions. Art Scene Los Angeles. Feb. 2008. 
- ____. Saatchi Gallery Magazine. Top 10 Shows In Los Angeles This Month. Jan. 14, 2008. 

- New American Paintings, Pacific Coast Edition. Dec 2007.
- ____. Artist Spotlight: Chris Natrop, Casa Sugar ( Nov 16, 2007. 

- Holly Meyers. Works’ energy is just so L.A. (review). Los Angeles Times. Dec. 8, 2006. 
- Caryn Coleman. Interview: Chris Natrop. Nov. 1, 2006. 
- ____. Recommended Exhibitions. Art Scene Los Angles. Dec. 2006. 
- ____. Flavorpill Los Angeles. Oct. 31, 2006. 

- ____. The Ultimate Basel Blog, MIAMI HEAT: INSIDE THE FAIR. Artinfo. Dec. 4, 2005. 
- New American Paintings, Pacific Coast Edition. Dec 2005. (juror: Connie Butler, MOCA LA) pgs. 3, 106-109.  
- Shana Nys Dambrot. Chris Natrop (review). Tema Celeste. No. 110 Jul-Aug 2005. pgs. 74-75. 
- Stephanie Cash and David Ebony. Front Page: SCOPE. Art in America. May 2005. p. 53. 
- Rebecca Epstein. Paper and Profound. LA CITYBEAT. Apr. 28, 2005. p. 54 (reproduction). 
- ____. Flavorpill LA. Apr. 27, 2005. 

- Melissa Goldstein. Chris Natrop’s Material World. 7x7 Magazine. Apr. 1, 2005. pgs. 15, 35. 
- Lise Sarfati. Across a Crowded Room (uncredited photograph). New York Magazine. Aug. 23, 2004. p. 115. 
- ____. Happy Art for a Sad World (review). The New Yorker Magazine. Jul. 26, 2004. p. 16. 
- “By Hand” Spark. PBS KQED Channel 9. San Francisco. Orig. air date: Jul. 14, 2004. 
- Kenneth Baker. Art Notes: More “Close Calls” at Headlands. San Francisco Chronicle, Datebook. Jan. 20, 2004: p. D1. 

- Jamey Hecht. Natrop: Drawing with a Knife. NY Arts Magazine. Nov. 2003: p. 33. 
- Roberto Juarez. Split Dreams: Chris Natrop’s Strange and Beautiful Worlds. NY Arts Magazine. Sum. 2003: p. 55.  
- Lee Reinsch. Abstract exhibit examines nature’s bizarre qualities. Fond du Lac Reporter. Jul. 22, 2003. 
- Andrea Hansen. Artist Chris Natrop Exhibits Work. The Mayville News. Jul. 20, 2003. 
- Luiza Barcam. Visuri Bucati: Vern Exhibition in Romania. ArtMargins: Contemporary EuropeanVisual Culture. June 10, 2003. 

- Daniel Rothbart. North Berkeley: A Hot Bed Still. NY Arts Magazine. Nov. 2001: pp. 12-13. 

Education / Residencies 

- Affiliate Artist, Headlands Center for the Arts, Saulsalito, CA 

- Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT 

- B.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL Emphasis in Painting 


- Pulse Prize, Pulse Art Fair, New York 

- First-Year Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago  


- Baker & McKenzie
- Morrison & Foerster
- Facebook, Inc.
- Chapman University
- U.S. Consolate, Dubai
- U.S. Department of State
- Harry Winston, Inc.
- Microsoft, Inc.
- The Capital Group
- Paula & Leonard Granoff
- Heather Taylor & Alex De Cordoba
- Giambattista D’Aste
- Irv & Gail Weintraub
- Peter & Densie McCorimick
- The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen
- J. Johnson
- Jane Glassman
- Susan Joyce

Public Commissions / Special Projects

- Facebook, Inc, Menlo Park, CA: 16x133' cut paper wall releif 
- Facebook, Inc, Playa Vista, CA: 22x15x15' multi-piece cut-paper hunging sculpture in main atrium 

- Baker & McKenzie, Houston, TX: 52' polished brass wall relief in main lobby

- Morrison & Foerster, AON Building, Los Angeles, CA: site-specific 16-foot hanging sculpture in main entryway

- Harry Winston Jewelers, designed window displays for four continual seasons in 23 global salons; created holiday façade for the Park Ave Harry Winston HQ
- U.S. Department of State, Dubai Consulate: site-specific three-panel wall relief. 

- The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen, China: All white paper piece for the lobby.

Catalogues / Essays / Monographs  

- Mark Zuckerburg, Drew Benett, Natasha Boas. Open Form: Facebook Artist in Residence 2012-2017. pp 240, 253 - monograph

- Howard N. Fox. Paperworks at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles - exhibition catalogue

- Bibi Katholm. In Case We Don’t Die - exhibition catalogue

- Jaime Zollars. Push Paper. Lark Crafts. pp. 50-53 - monograph
- Laura Heyenga. Paper Cutting: Contemporary Artists, Timeless Craft. San Francisco: Chronicle Books. 2011 - monograph

- Jean-Charles. l’art de la découpe. Paris: Éditions Alternatives. 2010. pp 42-43 - monograph
- Marine Art Salon. 004 Works 092-140. Feb 2010. - exhibition catalogue

- Andrés Fredes. Handmade 3D. Barcelona: Index Books. 2009. pp. 78-85 - monograph
- Paul Sloman (editor). PAPER: Tear Fold Rip Crease Cut. London: Black Dog Publishing. 2009. pp. 92-95 - monograph

- Chris Natrop. My Dewdrop Complex 2008. Pub. Lulu Press, Dec. 2008, 1st ed. - catalogue
- Paper Cuts: Contemporary Works on Paper. MOCA Jacksonville - brochure
- Uitgeverij Compres bv, Leiden NL. Pure Paper Foundation Holland Paper Biënnale, Rijwijk NL - monograph

- New American Paintings, Pacific Coast Edition. Dec 2007. - serial
- Around the Pool, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL - catalogue
- Carrie Paterson, Drawing Is A Verb, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman U., Orange, CA - brochure

- Chris Natrop, Selected Projects 2006, Pub. Lulu Press, Dec. 2006, 1st ed. - catalogue

- New American Paintings, Pacific Coast Edition. Dec 2005. (juror: Connie Butler, MOCA LA) pgs. 3, 106-109 - serial
- Chris Natrop: Intricacies of Perception, Work 2003-2005, Pub. Lulu Press, Nov. 2005, 1st ed. - catalogue 
- Susan Joyce, Tripping The Light Fantastic, Nov 7, 2005 - catalogue essay