Speaker: NATASHA HOVEY
Topic: Sunday Morning Residency
Artist Natasha Hovey will present her Sunday Morning residency at the European Work Center in the Netherlands. Her contemporary sculptural practice explores the human physiology utilizing microscopic imagery that seeks to make sense of her own being at a genetic level. With the use of the metaphor and anatomical imagery Hovey removes the body from its original context allowing a highly complex system to be stripped to its most basic elements. By translating her genetic information in this way she is able to begin to understand the factors associated with genetic diseases.
Natasha Hovey was born and raised in New Hampton, Iowa. In 2011 she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, and in 2014 she received her Master of Fine Arts at The University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. Hovey recently exhibited work at the European Work Center in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, Glassell School of Art within The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas and the MANA Contemporary in Chicago. Hovey was awarded a project residency at the European Work Center in the Netherlands during the summer of 2014 and is currently an Artist in Residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. She has been awarded the University Wide Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, the Iowa Center for the Arts Council Award, and The University of Iowa Emerging Artist Scholarship.
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