Natalya Kochak/Artist Residencies
March: Lido Art Center, Guangzhou, China. I was awarded the artist resident at the center. I worked with the students in the college community, giving them critiques, helping them with their applications to masters programs in the United States and Europe. I also gave five lectures and did a solo show.
April: Hambidge Art Center, Georgia, USA. I was awarded a large house/ studio space in the Smokey Mountains to separate myself from society and just work on my projects.
September- January: Takt Kunstprojektraum, Berlin, Germany.I worked on a project specific to Berlin and participated in open studios through the residency.
January: Delta Art Center, Masaka, Uganda.I taught art to underprivileged children in Uganda, Africa, I also spent time working on my current art project and I traveled the country to experience life there. Awarded a Kickstarter grant for $3000 to go to Uganda to complete this project.
October: Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China. I participated in the Beijing art scene. I showed my work while there in the studio and gallery.
Natalya Kochak/Solo Shows
March: Lido Art Center, Guangzhou, China. We Are Not a Coming
We Are Here
December: Kunstraum Tapir, Berlin, Germany. Of Man
August: Pump Project, Austin, TX, USA. The Family of Man in Watercolor
Natalya Kochak/Group Shows
October-December: Truth and Reconciliation. The Little Haiti Art Center, Miami, FL. Curated exhibit by Marie Vickles
July: Throop gallery, Chicago, IL
March: Home and Design Show. Given a booth to expose my artwork to the design side, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL
February-March: Macaya Gallery. Gold, Miami, FL
January: Art Palm Beach fair. Alessandro Berni Gallery, from Italy, Curated Group Exhibition
December: Scope Art Fair, Untitled Projects, from LA, Miami, FL, Curated Group Exhibition
Spectrum Art Fair, Irreversible Projects, Miami, Fl, Curated Group Exhibition
November: Boca Basel, A private exhibition of 5 artists for the Boca Raton Magazine
October: Cafina Wynwood, Miami, FL, Curated Group Exhibit
September: Brisky Art Gallery, Semi Finalist for the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Challenge, Miami, FL
July: Art Monaco Art Fair, exhibiting with Irreversible Projects, Monaco
May: Seafair, Private Group Show curated by Noor Blazekovic of Irreversible Magazine, Miami, FL
May-August: The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Wide Open Six Juried Show, Brooklyn, NY
November-January: Bridge Red Gallery, Miami, FL, Curated Group Show
April: Lowe Museum of Art, Miami, FL, Juried Show, Won the Marion Jefferson Award
November: East Austin Studio Tour, Austin, TX, City wide art tour of studios
August: TransXpress, Beijing, China to Moscow, Russia, A project on the Trans-Siberian Express
August: University of Miami Gallery, Group Show
December: TamTam Art, Berlin, Germany- 1+1=11
July: Pump Project, Austin, TX- The Hot Prints Show
May: Pump Project, Austin, TX- Little Gifts show
March: The Austin Figurative Gallery, Austin, TX
February: The Austin Figurative Gallery, Austin, TX
September-November: Circle Infiniti Art Space, San Antonio, TX, Scene Me
July- December: The Root Cellar, San Marcos, TX
August-October: Atlanta Artists Center 2005 National Exhibition, Atlanta, Georgia, Second Place Winner
May-June: PAA 2005 National Juried exhibition, Plano, TX
May-June: Southeast Regional Juried exhibition, Niceville, Florida
May: BFA Thesis Show, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Summer: August House Gallery, Chicago, IL- Waterworks
July- August: Skopelos Art Foundation, Skopelos, Greece
April: Art Bash (SAIC), Chicago, IL
Merit Scholarship Recipient (SAIC)
2016- 2018: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Masters of Fine Arts Program.
2001-June 2005: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Bachelor of Fine Arts, emphasis in painting and video production.
Fall 2003: Auburn University–Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, studied business, advertising, and marketing for one semester as a complement to my art skills.
June 2003: Summer Study trip: Greece, Visited antiquities in Athens, Kalambaka, and Skopelos. Participated in workshops on different methods of printing (oil and watercolor monoprints, etching, etc.)
August 1999: The Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, Summer Program
Natalya Kochak/Work Experience
2007- current: Bluebird Design, Austin, Texas, Owner www.bluebirdesign.com Create original designs for murals, decorative painting, and faux finishes for residential and commercial spaces. We specialize in restoration as well. My company is also working on a line of high end art wallpaper named Paper POP. We travel all over the U.S. to meet our customer’s needs.
2005-current: Teach art to students privately, spanning for ages 6- adult education
2005: Oxbow, I was a TA for the college program during the summer of 2005. I was the teaching assistant for a watercolor course.
Viator Magazine, May 2018 edition
Studio Visit Magazine, 2015 edition
Art Voices Magazine, Art Basel 2015 edition (4 page feature)
Art Voices books, 101 Contemporary Artists