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Solo Exhibitions


In the Fold, Nancy Toomey Fine Art, San Francisco, CA


Pink Fern Machine, Little Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


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


Agony in the Garden: 38 Spontaneous Drawings, Bay Area Center for the Consolidated Arts, Berkeley, CA

Group Exhibitions


Beauty in Lockdown: Nature Reimagined, Nancy Toomey Fine Art, San Francisco, CA


Aster Group Show, Little Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Neoteric, Golden West College Art Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA

Cut Up/Cut Out!, Foosaner Art Museum at the Florida Institute of Technology, FL

Cut Up/Cut Out!, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, WI

Cut Up/Cut Out!, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX

Cut Up/Cut Out!, Art Museum of West Virginia University, WV


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

Cut Up/Cut Out!, Ellen Noel Art Museum, TX


Group Hang: A Show of New Work by Facebook Artists in Residence 2021-2017, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

Zuni Cafe Spring Show, Heather Marx Art Advisory, San Francisco, CA

Cut Up/Cut Out!, Bellevue Arts Museum, WA

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, Brooklyn, 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 Clossed Doors, Tahoe Gallery, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV

Laced in History, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygen, 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 Museum 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


David Handschuh. Hogan Lovells Prepares for Move Into 'Bold' New Manhattan Office. New York Law Journal. Mar 28, 2019

Dave Barton. OC Weekly. Golden West College’s ‘Neoteric: The New Avant-Garde’ Captures Life. Feb 14, 2019


Roberta Carasso. LAND (review) Art Scene. March, 2018

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


Michael Upchurch. ‘Cut Up/Cut Out’ surprises with art on the edge. The Seatle 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.

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

Deborah Vankin. L.A. Times. On Craft & Folk Art Museum’s golden anniversary, ‘Paperworks’ is a cutting-edge gift. Oct 9, 2015.

Michael Slenske. Architectural Digest. Paper Takes Center Stage at Los Angeles’s Craft and Folk Art Museum. Sep 23, 2015.

Mary Louise Schumacher. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 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.


Yasmine Mohseni. Beyond the White Cube. Chris Natrop, Installation Artist. September 20, 2011.


____. BEAUTIFUL/DECAY. B/D’s Best of 2010- Cut Paper, Part 1. June 24, 2010.

Peter Frank. Blague d’Art: LA Gallery 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

Elizabeth Field & Brian Vu. Chris Natrop: Persistent Impulse to Create. Rebel Magazine. Feb 2010. pp 46-59.


Edy Pickens. Review: Scion: Infinity. Oct 2009.

___. Scion Presents: Infinity. Design Scene. Oct 6, 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. The joy of paperwork. Los Angeles Times. Oct 26, 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.


New American Paintings, Pacific Coast Edition. Dec 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.


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).


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.

Jane Glassman

U.S. Consolate, Dubai

Harry Winston, Inc.

Hogan Lovells

Microsoft, Inc.

The Capital Group

Paula & Leonard Granoff

Heather Taylor & Alex De Cordoba

Giambattista D’Aste

Chapman University

Irv & Gail Weintraub

Peter & Densie McCorimick

The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen

J. Johnson

U.S. Department of State

Susan Joyce

Perla on Broadway

Public Commissions & Special Projects


Perla on Broadway, Los Angeles, CA: 76 x 142 x 2" permanent site-specific sculptural wall-sculpture

County of Los Angeles, Zev Yaroslavsky Family Support Center: 147'x6' permanent, public aerial sculpture

Ox & Anchor Restaurant @ Hotel San Luis Obispo, permanent site-specific cut paper wall releif


Private Corporate Collection, Houston, TX: 74 x 181" permanent site-specific sculptural wall-sculpture

Hogan Lovells 390 Madison Ave, NY, 720 x 120 x 1", permanent site-specific commission wall relief


Facebook, Inc, Menlo Park, CA: 16 x 133' permanent site-specific cut paper wall releif

Facebook, Inc, Playa Vista, CA: 22 x 15 x 15' permanent site-specific multi-piece cut-paper hunging sculpture in main atrium


Baker & McKenzie, Houston, TX: 52' permanent site-specific sculptural wall-sculpture


Morrison & Foerster, AON Building, Los Angeles, CA: 16x5x5' permanent site-specific aerial sculpture


Harry Winston Jewelers, designed window displays for four continual seasons in 23 global salons; created holiday façades

U.S. Department of State, Dubai Consulate: permanent site-specific sculptural wall-sculpture


The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen, China: custom framed work

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. 2011monograph


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