Natalie St. Martin Exhibition May 2 thru June 30, 2016
Natalie St. Martin Exhibition
Making Home ~ Finding my New Home in Korea
May 2 thru June 30, 2016
Artist reception: May 19, 4 - 8 pm at APCC
Natalie St. Martin is an American artist and educator making a home in South Korea. Born in Southern California and growing up in Seattle, Natalie has identified herself as an artist from childhood and continues to explore what that means in a complex, changing world and in different cultures. Natalie earned an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College and taught fine art and design at Seattle Pacific University.
In 2014 she went to South Korea to attend and exhibit in the Korea Bojagi Forum on Jeju Island. While there she accepted a position teaching at Yongin University, and now lives in Yongin City, just South of Seoul. She creates from a need to respond to beauty and brokenness, and from a desire to contribute some beauty to the world. Through her materials and techniques she wants to show grace and the possibility of mending even the most torn and neglected aspects of our lives.
Her current work explores these themes in Korean, so to speak, as she gets to know the language, traditions, and places of her new home.