Natalia Koren Kropf
Natalia Koren Kropf
Born and raised in St.Petersburg, Russia, into a family of artists, Natalia Koren Kropf has studied the classical traditions of the European school of painting from a very young age. At age 11 she was accepted into the Academy of Fine Arts for talented children, and upon her successful graduation, she was attending the courses at the Academy before her studies were interrupted due to her family's relocation to New York. Upon settling in New York City, she became fascinated by its contemporary art scene. Natalia has graduated from Parsons School of Design and was offered the position of drawing teacher there. She was earning a reputation as a painter and printmaker, studying with such master printmakers as Mohammed Khalil, John Ross, Lorenzo Clayton. She continued studies at the School of Visual Arts working in various techniques and experimenting with mixed media, employing painting, printmaking, and drawing techniques. Currently, Natalia is adding sculptural forms to her works, depicting the interconnectedness and harmony of all the elements of life.
Natalia is an avid supporter and practitioner of a sustainable lifestyle and eco-clean art production.
Notable exhibitions include Rave Miami 2020, NYU East Galleries, Parsons School of Design Gallery, NYC; International Print Center of New York; Center for Contemporary Printmaking, CT; Silvermine Artists Guild, New Canaan, CT; Monotype of New England, MA; Lynn Art Museum, MA; Arts Club of Washington DC; Strathmore Mansion, MD; New York Public Library, The Art Students League of New York, Awagami Factory, Tokushima, Japan; Kreuzeskirche Gallery, Essen, Germany; International Printmaking Biennale 2020, Istanbul, Turkey; Modern Art Museum ARMUZA, St.Petersburg,; The State Darwin Museum, Moscow; ECO ART Project https://www.ecoartdatabase.org/en/artist/natalia-kropf/detail
I am committed to creating work that radiates positive vibes and deep contemplation. My artistic aspiration is rooted in respect to Nature and Human beings. I am curiously observing the surrounding world through my art. I love experimenting as I adapt environmentally clean techniques, utilizing non-toxic materials and methods in printmaking, painting, and sculpture. My process is intuitive and so are my findings. The unknown is what inspires me and keeps me going.