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Natalie Dowse has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Her work is in public and private collections, including the Jonathan Vickers Collection, the Robert Priseman Collection at Falmouth Art Gallery and the Priseman-Seabrook Collection. Her work is also featured on the BBC’s Your Paintings website of the UK National Collection.

She was the recipient of the Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award, a year-long residential project which culminated in her solo show Skimming the Surface at Derby Museum and Art Gallery. Natalie was awarded an international residency to Riga, Latvia, by the Arts Council England International Fellowship programme in partnership with Braziers International Artists’ Workshops. Natalie is a graduate of Falmouth School of Art (BA Fine Art) and the University of Portsmouth (MA Fine Art).


FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS

2019 – Mountain Size, Pineapple Black, Hillstreet Centre, Middlesbrough TS1 1SU (1 – 30 November 2019)
2019-20 – A Life in Nature, Quay Arts, 15 Sea Street, Newport Harbour, Isle of Wight PO30 5BD (30 Nov 2019 – 1 Feb 2020).

RECENT EXHIBITIONS

2019 – Contemporary British Painting at Norwich Cathedral, Norwich (25 April – 16 May 2019)
2019 – Made in Britain – 82 Painters of the 21st Century, The National Museum, Gdansk, Poland (14 March – 2 June 2019)
2019 – New Painting, Contemporary British Painting Exhibition, The Crypt, Marylebone St London (Nov 2018 – Jan 2019)

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 – Going Home, GASP, Art Space Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK
2010 – Work in Progress, ARC, Aspex, Portsmouth, UK
2009 – Surveillance, GASP, Art Space Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK
2008 – Skimming the Surface, Vickers Art Award 2007-08, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, UK
2007 – Between the Lines, Millais Gallery, Southampton Solent University, Southampton, UK
2006 – Reflections of a City, e-t+t Residency Space, Riga, Latvia
2000 – My Little Whistlejacket, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 – Testcard P, curated by Marco Cali, The Crypt, Marylebone St London (September 2017 – January 2018)
2018 – Contemporary Masters from Britain, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Tianjin,  China (January 2018)
2017 – Contemporary Masters from Britain, Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing, China (24th – 31st October 2017)
2017 – Contemporary Masters from Britain, Jiangsu Arts and Crafts Museum, Nanjing, China (10th – 23rd October)
2017 – Contemporary Masters from Britain, The Yantai Art Museum, Yantai, China (7th July – 3rd August 2017)
2017 – Anything Goes? selected by Anna McNay, Art Bermondsey Project Space, London (25 July – 5 August 2017)
2017 – Quay Arts Open, Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight, UK (29th July – 22nd September 2017)
2017 – Small Works Group Exhibition, Jack House Gallery, Old Portsmouth, UK
2016-17 – 30 x 30 x 34, CBP Annual Group Show, St Marylebone Crypt, St Marylebone Road, London, UK
2016 – Wells Art Contemporary, Bishop’s Palace, Wells Cathedral, Somerset, UK
2016 – Contemporary British Painting Summer Exhibition, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight, UK
2016 – Sixty, Art-Athina, Athens, Greece with Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes
2016 – Sixty, Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, UK
2015-16 – Contemporary British Painting Group Show, St Marylebone Crypt, St Marylebone Road, London, UK
2015 – Documentary Realism: Painting in the Digital Age, St Marylebone Crypt, St Marylebone Road, London, UK
2014-15 – @PaintBritain, Ipswich Art School Gallery, Colchester & Ipswich Museums, Ipswich, UK
2014-15 – Contemporary British Painting, Priseman-Seabrook Collection, Huddersfiled Art Gallery, Huddersfiled, UK
2014 – Close Encounters: Jeannie Driver & Natalie Dowse, GASP, Art Space Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK
2014 – About Time, GASP, Art Space Portsmouth, UK
2013 – 100 Artists, WW Gallery, London, UK
2013 – Salon Des Refuses, GASP, Art Space Portsmouth, UK
2013 – Rock Paper Scissors, GASP, Art Space Portsmouth, UK
2012 – BOGOF, WW Gallery, London, UK
2010 – Quay Arts Open, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight, UK
2009 – 800 feet, SPACE, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK
2008 – New Encounters, Tregoning Gallery, Derby, UK
2007 – Liminal, Candid Galleries, Islington, London, UK
2007 – Sugar and Spice, Vegas Gallery, Shoreditch, London, UK
2006 – Rework/Replay, Grey Area, Brighton, UK
2006 – April Fool’s Trucker Prize, Truck Art – Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK
2006 – Drawing Space, Artspace, Southwell, Nottinghamshire
2005 – Redundancy, Access Aspex, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK
2005 – Common Ground, ArtSway, New Forest, Hampshire, UK
2000 – This town ain’t big enough for the both of us: Mike Blackman & Natalie Dowse, Ether Gallery, Portsmouth

RESIDENCIES & FELLOWSHIPS

2008 – The Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award & Fellowship for painting
2006 – Arts Council England and Braziers Fellowship, Riga Latvia
1996 – Art Space Portsmouth Sponsored Studio Award

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Priseman-Seabrook Collection
Robert Priseman Gift Collection, Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall, UK
Jonathan Vickers Collection, Derbyshire, UK

EDUCATION

1992 – Falmouth School of Art & Design – BA (hons) Fine Art
1996 – University of Portsmouth – MA Fine Art