New York-based painter Natalie Frank was born in Austin Texas in 1980. She earned an M.F.A. in Visual Arts at Columbia University’s School of the Arts in 2006 and holds a B.A. in Studio Art from Yale University. In 2003-2004, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for study at the National Academy of Fine Art in Oslo, Norway. In painting, drawing and sculpture that revolve around the human form, Frank has captured international attention with her poignant, playful and theatrical narratives, sophisticated use of color, and lush material sensibility. Work by the artist is held in numerous public collections, including The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of Art, The Rose Art Museum, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Williams College Museum of Art.