NATASHA MAZURKA

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Natasha Mazurka’s art practice addresses the communicative potential of pattern, the role of pattern systems in ordering experience, and the cross-cultural and trans-disciplinary morphology of these systems. Her work engages vocabularies of graphic syntax from assorted disciplines and eras, recombining approaches that visualize natural and technological phenomena.

Natasha Mazurka earned an Honours BA from McMaster University and obtained her MFA from Concordia University, where she was the recipient of the J.W. McConnell Fellowship. Recent exhibitions include Recombinant, Prince Takamado Gallery, Japan (2014); Papier Contemporary Art Fair, Montreal (2014); Primer, Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Ottawa (2014); and Natural Motif, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa (2013). Her work is held in collections including the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, the City of Ottawa’s Fine Art Collection, and the Canadian Fine Art Collection of Gotland, Sweden. She has received grants for creation and production from the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Ottawa, and participated in residencies including the Brucebo Fine Art Fellowship and Residency, Gotland, Sweden (2006); the Vermont Studio Center Painting Fellowship and Residency, Johnson, VT, (2008); and a Media Arts Creation Residency from DA´MON, Gatineau, QC (2008). Mazurka teaches in the Fine Art Program at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario.

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