Natalie Voelker | Harwood Art Center

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Natalie Voelker

photo credit: Max Woltman

Natalie Voelker is a visual artist working in Albuquerque, NM. Using both representation and abstraction, Natalie takes a personal approach to the exploration of our shared human experience. Through the lens of the personal, she explores our search for identity and meaning through relationships with others and ourself. Her portraits, figurative works, abstractions, and murals are the material result of an exploratory, process-oriented, approach to art-making.

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photo credit: Max Woltman


Barbara Grothus

Former Harwood Artist

I remember when the Harwood was a big empty building and Friedje had recruited a few people from the community to brainstorm about what it might become. The art community was large; studio and gallery spaces were limited. A match was made, and as the space filled up, the vision evolved. Albuquerque United Artists had an office, and held exhibitions during the 1990s. In 2000, I collected burned relics from the Cerro Grande fire.The Harwood had a space available, and though I have always had my own studio (OK, those burned things were sooty), I rented a studio there while I worked on some ideas. Eventually, I had two shows about the fire The Harwood also awarded me an exhibition in 2005. That was a true honor. The place has been part of my life for the entire time it has existed as a “home for art and artists.

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