Natalie Terenzini

Term: June-July 2019

Stipendiary of the NYAA


My current body of work attempts to delve into my daily experience with the world. I am exploring the ways other people and myself relate to each other and interact with the spaces around them. Playing with ideas of perception I tend to distort my subjects and environments in ways that make them feel more honest to my reality. I am using people I know in places i am intimately familiar with as my motifs. I keep coming back to the idea of painting life as it is, not necessarily life as we see it in a photograph, but life as we experience it. Through a process of building and rebuilding the surface of my paintings I can create a world that has less developed and more developed passages, much like the world of a memory.


2018-present New York Academy of Art (NYAA) MFA, NY
2014-2018 Laguna College of Art+Design (LCAD), Laguna Beach, CA
2016 Art Study Abroad Program, Laguna College of Art+Design, France


2017 LCAD group show, Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa, CA
2017 LCAD All Student Juried Exhibition, LCAD, Laguna Beach, CA
2017 A Sojourn in France, LCAD, Laguna Beach, CA
2016 Small Works Show, LCAD, Laguna Beach, CA
2018 BFA Fine Arts Exhibition, LCAD, Laguna Beach, CA
2018 Deck the Walls, New York Academy of Art, NY

Honors and Awards

2018-Present Academy Scholar Recipient at New York Academy of Art
2017 First Place, Fine Arts, All Student Juried Exhibition, LCAD, Laguna Beach,CA
2014-2018 Merit Scholarship, LCAD, Laguna Beach, CA