Natalie Niblack                                                                                                                                                  



b. 1957



1991-1993       MFA, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland

1981-1985       School of Visual Concepts, studying with Nancy Johnson, Seattle, WA

1976-1979       University of Montana, Missoula, MT


Continuing Education:

2019                Tile workshop with Richard Notkin, Archie Bray Foundation

                        Bust workshop with Tip Toland, Sue Roberts Studio, Guemes Island, WA

2016                Abstracting the Figure, Fall quarter class with Tip Toland, Gage School of Art, Seattle

2014                Figurative workshop with Tip Toland and Patty Warashina, La Meridiana International School of Ceramics,                                 Tuscany

2013                Bust workshop with Tip Toland, Cascade Clay Arts, Skagit Valley Community College, Mount Vernon, WA



2020                Brush Creek Residency, Saratoga, Wyoming

2019                Gallery One Artist in Residence, Ellensburg, WA

2019                Second place, Bellingham National Juried Art Exhibition and Awards, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA

2013, 2018       Excellence Award, Anacortes Art Festival, Anacortes, WA

2010                T Bailey Corporate Award, Anacortes Arts Festival, Anacortes WA

2009                People’s Choice Award, Clay Fire and Form, Anacortes, WA

2006                Purchase Award and People’s Choice Award, Anacortes Art Festival Exhibition, Anacortes, WA

1994                First Place, Helen Lankin Trueheart Award, National League of American Pen Women

1993                Andrew Grant Travel Award, Orkney Islands, Scotland

1992                MARGINS Residency program in Talmine, Scotland

1984, 1985       Scotty Gibbon Scholarship Award, Puget Sound Group of Northwest painters



Washington State Art in Public Places

National Museum of Women in the Arts

University of Washington Hospital Collection

Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Art

Museum of Northwest Art

Anacortes Art Festival

Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries, Glasgow

City Art Centre, Edinburgh


Solo shows:

2020                Folly, i.e. gallery, Edison, WA

2018                Histories, Perry and Carlson Gallery, Mount Vernon WA

2016                Edging Toward Disaster, A.C.M.E. Gallery, Anacortes WA

2014                Veiled, Room 104 Gallery, Seattle

2010                The Omnipresence of Water, Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA

2008                A Hole in the Sky, Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA

2007                Flight, Rhino Studios, Issaquah, WA

                       Yes, Gallery 110, Seattle

2006                Dilemma, Art on Center, Tacoma

2005                People in Part; Figures and Fragments,  Gallery 110, Seattle

2004                Counting Saints, Gallery 110, Seattle

2002                Idolatry, Gallery 110,, (Marghitta Feldman Gallery, Portland, OR, 2005)

1998                The Afterlife of Dolls,  Baas Gallery, Seattle, WA

1996                Selections from the last eight years,  Continuous Spectrum Gallery, Tacoma, WA

1994                Saints and Soldiers, The Pier Art Centre, Stromness, Orkney Islands, Scotland

                       Halliwell's House, Ettrick and Lauderdale Museums, Selkirk, Scotland

                       Small Things; Suits, Soldiers, and Saviors, window installation, 911 Media Arts, Seattle

1991                Green River Community College, Auburn, WA

1989                Mortal Flesh, Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA


Two and Three Person Exhibitions:

2020                On the Edge: Living the Anthropocene, Chehalem Cultural Center, Newburg, OR

                       Altered Landscapes, Perry and Carlson Gallery, Mount Vernon

2016                Fun and Games, Skagit Valley C. C. Gallery, Mount Vernon

2017                Otherwise, Smith and Vallee Gallery, Edison, WA

2013                Hidden and Revealed, Au Salon Gallery, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

2011                Where God Used to Be, Moses Lake Museum, Moses Lake, WA

1996                Views of the Fatherland, Artemesia Gallery, Chicago

1990                705 Madison Gallery, Seattle,

1985                Gallery 500, Seattle, WA


Juried Exhibitions:

2021                 Sheltered: An Artist’s response to Covid-19, Schack Art Center, Everett, WA

                        Staff Picks, i.e. gallery, Edison, WA

2020                 Currents 2020, National Craft Exhibition and Symposium, juror Michael Monroe, Schack Art Center, Everett

                        Panic, Ohanlon Center for the Arts, online exhibition, Chester Arnold, juror, Mill Valley, CA

                        Edge of Reality, MakeShift Gallery, online exhibition, Bellingham, WA

                        Skagit Women Print: Life in the Skagit Valley, Perry and Carlson Gallery, Mount Vernon

2019                 Bellingham National Juried Art Exhibition and Awards, 2nd place, curated by Bruce Guenther, Whatcom                                    Museum Lightcatcher Building, Bellingham

                        (De)Construction, Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA

                        A Kind of Reunion, Gallery 110, Seattle

                        Say Their Names: The Regeneration Project, collaborative installation on gun violence, Anacortes Arts                                      Festival, Anacortes, WA*

2018                 Painters Who Fucking Know How to­ Paint, Center on Contemporary Art, curated by Kate Sweeney and Kate                              Vrijmoet, Seattle

                        Art at the Port, Excellence Award, Juried by Michael Monroe, Anacortes Arts Festival, Anacortes,

                        10X10X10 Tieton, Tieton, WA

2017                 RESIST!  Perry and Carlson Gallery, Mount Vernon*

                        Landscape in the Anthropocene, ACME gallery, Anacortes*  

                        The Human Landscape, curated by Margy Lavelle, i.e. gallery, Edison, WA

                        Featured Mural Artist, Anacortes Art Festival.  The mural is placed for permanent exhibition on the

                        Tommy Thompson Trail, Anacortes

2016                 A Generous Kingdom, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR

                        Objectification 9,  Smith Vallee Gallery, Edison

                        The Reconsidered Landscape, Perry Carlson Gallery, juried by Christian Carlson,  Mount Vernon

                        Skagit Women Print, Schack Art Center, curated by Carie Collver, Everett, WA

                        Art At the Port, curated by Barbara Shaiman, Anacortes Art Festival

2015                 Art in Bloom, Anacortes Art Festival, Anacortes

                        Passages, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland

2014                 Skagit Women Print, Anchor Art Space, Anacortes *

                        Smith Vallee Gallery, Edison, WA

2013                 COCA Painting Marathon Fundraiser, Seattle                                    

                        Mezzotint Festival, Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

                        Art at the Port, Anacortes Art Festival, excellence award, juried by Jake Seniuk, Anacortes

2012                 Across the Divide 4: The New Boondocks, curated by Kevin Bell and David Frances, Center on Contemporary                            Art, Seattle

                        Deep Listening, Cygnus Gallery, curated by Maggie Wilder, La Conner, WA

                        Take Me With You: Drawings from Near and Far, Anchor Art Space, curated by Jasmine Valandoni, Anacortes

                        Prophets, Saint James Cathedral, Seattle

                        Collective Visions Juried show, curated by Kathleen Moles, Bremerton, WA

2011                 Art at the Port , Anacortes Arts Festival 50th anniversary invitational, Anacortes

                        Mezzotint Festival, Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

                        Crosscurrents traveling exhibition: Yakima Valley Community College, Pierce College, Peninsula College, WA

2010                 Art at the Port, Anacortes Arts Festival exhibition, T Bailey Award, juried by Esther Luttikhuizen Anacortes

                        A Long Drawn Out Process, Anchor Art Gallery, curated by Jasmine Valandani, Anacortes

2009                 Clay, Fire, and Form, The Depot, Anacortes

                        Collective Visions Juried Exhibition, Gary Fagin, juror, Bainbridge

2007                 8th Northwest Biennial, Tacoma Art Museum, Rock Hushka, juror, Tacoma

                        Baroque Revival, Tacoma Community College, Tacoma

2006                 Clay, Fire, and Form, The Depot, Anacortes

                        Icon, Rhino Studio, Issaquah

2006                 Art at the Port, Anacortes Art Festival Exhibition, Purchase Award, Rock Hushka, juror, Anacortes

2004                 Body Language, Gallery One, Ellensburg

2002                 What a Doll!, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University, Ellensburg

2001                 Barbie at Bumbershoot, Bumbershoot Festival, curated by Li Turner, Seattle

                        Drawing-an intimate dialogue, SOIL, curated by Joline Abbadessa,  Seattle

                        Essence, Edison Eye Gallery, Edison

                        Surrogates, Rental Sales Gallery, Curated by Barbara Shaiman, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle

                        NW Annual, Center On Contemporary Art, Seattle

2000                 Barbie 2000, Arthead Gallery, Seattle

1999                 Feral Dolls, Blue Heron Gallery, Vashon Island, WA, Green River Community College, Auburn, WA

1998                 Sev Shoon Printmaking Exhibition, Seattle Convention Center, Seattle, WA                                     

                        Many Visions, Seattle Pacific University Gallery, Seattle

                        Sculpture, North Seattle, Community College, Seattle

1997                 Art and Soul of the Handmade book, Blue Heron Gallery, Vashon Island, WA

                        True Art, Tacoma Art Museum, juried by Donald Roller Wilson, Tacoma

                        Works from the Other Side, ArtSpace Gallery, Seattle

1996                 Once Upon a Time, Holiday Group show, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue

                        Dolls and Monsters/ Monsters and Dolls, Bumbershoot, 1996, Seattle*

1995                 The Pleasure of Printmaking, Bumbershoot 1995, Seattle, WA

                        Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, juried by Prudence Roberts, Bellevue

                        The Art of Paper, West Coast Paper Co., Kent, WA

                        Agents of Change: New Views by Northwest Women, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle

                        Book of Ours, Collaborative printmaking project exhibition, Stonemetal Press, San Antonio, TX*

                        Holy Baloney, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago

                        Contract on America, invitational exhibition, Artemesia Gallery, Chicago

1993                 Twenty-one Works by Women, Crawford Art Centre, St. Andrews, Scotland

                        Collective Gallery Kiev Exhibition, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Kiev, Vilnius, St. Petersburg

                        Edinburgh Women Artist's Group, WASPS Gallery, Edinburgh

1992                 Twenty-one Works by Women, Edinburgh Women Artist's Group, Printmaker’s Workshop, Edinburgh

                        Works from MARGINS Residency program in Talmine, Scotland, exhibition in Galeria Pryzmat, Krakow,                                      Poland

                        Inverclyde Biennial, McClean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock, Scotland

1991                 National Drawing Show, Columbia College, Columbia, MO

1989                 The Naked Human, The Annex Theater, Seattle

1988                 Whatcom County 8th Annual Art Competition, Bellingham, WA

                        National Painting Show, Olin Fine Arts Center, Washington, PA (1986)

1986 (1985)       Pacific Northwest Drawing Competition, Visual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage

1985                 Painting/Sculpture show, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma


Curatorial Experience:

2019                Say Their Names: The Regeneration Project, collaborative installation on gun violence, Anacortes Arts                                       Festival, Anacortes, WA*

2017                RESIST!  Perry and Carlson Gallery, Mount Vernon*

                       Landscape in the Anthropocene, ACME gallery, Anacortes*  

1999 -2016       Gallery Director, Shoreline Community College

2016                Pecha Kucha presentation, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA

                       Steam roller printmaking event coordinator, Anacortes Art Fesitival

2014                Skagit Women Print, Anchor Art Space, Anacortes *

1996                Dolls and Monsters/ Monsters and Dolls, Bumbershoot, 1996, Seattle*


Teaching and Administrative Experience:

1996-2016       Painting, Drawing, Printmaking Instructor, Shoreline Community College

2001-2004       Printmaking Instructor, Skagit Valley College

2012-2013       President, Anchor Art Space, a non-profit art space Anacortes, WA

1996-1998       President, Seattle Women’s Caucus for Art

1994-1996       Vice President, Programming chair, Seattle Women’s Caucus for Art



Matthew Kangas, Natalie Niblack: Nailing the Trump era, Visual Art Source Newsletter, November 21, 2020, Visual Art Source and Fabrik,

John Bowey, Natalie Niblack, A conversation with an artist and commentator, October 8, 2020, Transmedia Vision,

David Bates, Balancing the beautiful and the horrific, Sept. 22, 2020, Oregon Artswatch,

Northwest Designer Craftsman, Currents 2020, National Craft Exhibition and Symposium, March, 2020, Schack Art Center, p.52

Michael Hitchner, The Art of Climate Change, April 22, 2019, The Planet Magazine,

Margaret Davidson, The Importance of Surfaces, November 2019, Artists Magazine,, p.3

Jaqueline Allison, Personalizing gun violence: Art piece memorializes victims on display in Anacortes, August 1, 2019, Skagit Valley Herald, p.A1

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Manifest International Drawing Annual 13, 2019, Cincinnati, OH, Manifest Press,  p. 115-117

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Manifest International Painting Annual 8, 2018, Cincinnati, OH, Manifest Press,  p. 111

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Manifest International Painting Annual 7, 2018, Cincinnati, OH, Manifest Press,  p. 9,106

Gayle Clemans, CoCA’s group show demonstrates the enduring power of painting, June 26, 2018, Seattle Times Northwest Arts and Life, Seattle, WA, pp.G1,G5,

Kate Sweeney, Kate Vrijmoet, Painters Who Fucking Know How to Paint, June 21, 2018, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle,pp. 44-45

Stephen Hunter, Dark Visions, Casting Shadows in Skagit, October 17, 2108, Cascadia Weekly, Visual Art, Bellingham p.16, issue 42

Anna Ferdinand, “Resist”: Women’s art for our time, September 27, 2017, La Conner Weekly News, La Conner, WA, pg. 5

Stephen Hunter, Perry and Carlson, a new game in town, December 14, 2016, Cascadia Weekly, Bellingham, p. 16

Brenna Visser, Artist combines refineries and local art into one theme, August 7, 2016, Skagit Herald, Sunday, Mount Vernon, p. A8

International Mezzotint Festival II, 2014, Artifact Publishing House,  Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia, p.236

David Francis and Kevin Bell, Across the Divide IV, The New Boondocks, September 19, 2012,Center on Contemporary Art, COCA press, Seattle, p.30-34

International Mezzotint Festival 1, 2011, Artifact Publishing House,  Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia, p.197

Dori O’Neal, CBC features intense presentation of color, September 24, 2010, Tri-City Herald, Pasco, WA, p.4

Steve Zevitas, Andrew Katz, Natalie Niblack, 2009 Studio Visit Magazine Volume 5, The Open Studio Press, p. 120

Steve Zevitas, Andrew Katz, Natalie Niblack, 2008  Studio Visit Magazine Volume 3, The Open Studio Press, p. 150-151

The 8th Northwest Biennial, Natalie Niblack, 2007, Tacoma Art Museum press, Tacoma, p. 74,75

Alec Clayton, 8th Northwest Biennial, Tacoma Art Museum, March 2007, Art Access Magazine, p. 11

John Larson, Dolls, Saints inspire scenes of beauty and oddness, April 13, 2006, Tacoma Weekly, Section A, p.1

Alec Clayton, Details, details natalie niblack’s paintings are worth seeing at art on center, April 20-26, 2006, Weekly Volcano, Fort Lewis Ranger, p.11

Staff writer, Shows of Note, July 1, 2005, The Oregonian, Portland, p. 21

Staff writer, Three Northwest artists on display at Gallery One in May,  May 20, 2004, The Daily Record, Ellensburg, Wa, p.B2

Larissa Pfeifer, Barbie goes to Bumbershoot, Artists from Skagit Valley and Camano Island are included in show at the Seattle festival, August 29, 2002, Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, p. D1

Jennifer Reidel, Feral Dolls, January 1999, Island View, Vashon Island, p. 5

Steve Reed, Feral Doll show offers glimpse at immortality, January 13, 1999, The Vashon Maury Island Beachcomber, Vashon, WA, p.8

Douglas McLennan, Bodies of Work, April 4, 1996, Tacoma News Tribune, Sound Life section, Tacoma, p.SL3

A. B., Pier Arts Centre, August 25, 1994, The Orcadian, Orkney Islands, Scotland, p. 5

Niblack Paintings Installed, January 22, 1990, NewsRound, University of Washington Health Sciences Center, p.2