Natalie Frank x Maria Brito
“Feminine Irreverence” was created by Maria in collaboration with three New York-based women artists who work with vibrant colors and whose themes and explorations range from pop culture to daily life to theatrical narratives: Katherine Bernhardt, Natalie Frank and Trudy Benson. These women have many things in common: their passion for color and for painting as a preferred medium, the shared city that they call home and the uncontrollable need to express themselves through art. Maria has known these women personally and professionally for many years and has closely examined their archives and current shows looking for the perfect pieces for this collection. She is always striving for a reproduction that is authentic to the artists’ works while selecting every detail, designing repeats and patterns, and finding special hues and pigments – ultimately creating accessories that are unique and special, that can be worn up or down, and are true pieces of art.
About Natalie Frank
New York-based painter Natalie Frank is known for paintings and drawings that revolve around the human form capturing narratives of identity and sexuality with poignant, playful and theatrical visuals, sophisticated use of color, and lush material sensibility. She earned an MFA in visual arts at Columbia University’s School of the Arts and a BA in studio art from Yale University. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for study at the National Academy of Fine Art in Oslo, Norway and also attended the Slade School in London. Selected solo exhibitions include shows at The Drawing Center, New York; The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin; Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; ACME Gallery, Los Angeles; Arndt and Partner, Zurich and Mitchell-Innes and Nash, New York. Frank’s work is represented in numerous collections, including Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Kemper Art Museum, Montclair Art Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The Rose Art Museum, The Weatherspoon Art Museum, The Whitney Museum of Art and Williams College Museum of Art. Natalie’s work has been covered in national and international publications and media outlets such as Art and Auction; Art in America; Art Review; Artinfo.com; Artnet News; BOMB; Flash Art; The Huffington Post; The Los Angeles Times; Modern Painters; New York Magazine; The New York Observer; The New York Times; The New Yorker; The Wall StreetJournal and Vogue.com.