NATHALIE MIEBACH

News / Upcoming:

Covid 19 Update:

As like so many artists, writers, musicians and creatives, my studio practice has been dramatically affected by the Covid-19 crisis. I am using this summer to pivot my studio towards new paths and adventures in order to be able to remain financial afloat. Please accept my apologies if this site will remain a bit in flux for the time being. Stay tuned for some exciting projects coming this Fall!

I became a full-time artist just as the Great Recession hit in 2007. It was the best and the worst of times to begin an artistic career. One thing that deeply impressed me during these hard years of economic strain, was how much artists and people engaged in the art community helped each other get through it.

This crisis we are facing now is much worse, but I hold that same optimism. That we will make it through as a vibrant art community by helping each other. I have already seen countless acts of kindness and help amongst artists, all of whom are hard hit and yet continue to do their work. I am immensely grateful to all of them and you.

October 2020 Update:

I am excited to announce that I will be launching a new business called Spiders&Birds, which focuses on handcrafted, playful, woven containers and lamps that can be modified for different functions. Each item comes with a selection of components that lets the user individualize their purchase to their own needs and playful aesthetic. My client is not afraid of color, loves unusual, one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted design, is space and money conscious and appreciates versatility in function.

I am currently participating in a Creative Entrepreneur Business Incubator at Massachusetts College of Art, which has helped me prepare for this launch. You can get some sneak previews by checking out my Instagram: @miebachsculpture.

 

Please check out my TED talk I gave at TED Global in 2011
(www.ted.com/talks/nathalie_miebach.html)

An exhibition profile by Matthew Brawley of Houston Public Media about “The Water Line” solo exhibition at the Houston Center for Contemporary Arts.

 

CNN recently visited my studio for their Great Big Story series:

 

A short interview made by the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art about my work with composers:

 

Harvey Twitter SOS Nathalie Miebach / ETHEL, Denison University.
This score is build of weather and twitter data sent during Hurricane Harvey.

 

Nathalie Miebach Sculptural and Musical Interpretations of Weather Data - Weather Channel Interview April 2, 2019
A short interview by the Weather Channel of the sculptural and musical work of Nathalie Miebach, recorded on April 2, 2019

 

Current / Upcoming Shows:

Most of my upcoming shows have been cancelled or postponed for a yet to be determined date. I am grateful to the curators and art directors who have picked up the conversation again to renegotiate future exhibits. As these new dates become firmer, I will update them.

Fall 2021 Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury, VT

Feb 6 – May15, Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL

Upcoming Artist Talks:

University of Karlsruhe, Germany – May 2020

National Science Foundation, Boston, MA – Aug 2020

Art New England, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA – Aug 2020

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI – Oct 2020

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ – Oct 2020

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL – Oct 2020

ChinaVis Conference, Xi’an, China – Nov 2020

Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

Washington State University – March 2021

Upcoming Commissions:

2020

Bower Boston – Fenway LCC, Luxury Apartments

Upcoming Residencies / Grants:

2020

Innovator in Residence, Douglass Residential College – Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

2019

Artist in Residence, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Videos Online:

Exhibition profile by Matthew Brawley of Houston Public Media about “The Water Line” solo exhibition at the Houston Center for Contemporary Arts. https://www.youtube.com

Short Interview by the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art about my collaborations with musicians and composers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufSR5QLbMZY

Ted Talk “Art Made of Storms” given at TED Global in June 2011
http://www.ted.com/

CNN: The Great Big Story “ The Weather Artist: Chasing Storms with Sculptures”, March 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ES4Ds7ApQw

Keynote at Field.Works Conference in Shoreditch, London, UK, April 2015
https://www.youtube.com/

Eyeo Festival, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, June 2012
http://vimeo.com/

Recent Publications:

Postdigital Artisans: Craftsmanship with a New Aesthetic in Fashion, Art, Design and Architecture. Jonathan Openshaw. Published by Frame Publishers and Thames & Hudson. 2015 (ISBN: 978-9491727610)

Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America. Kristin Schwain and Josephine Stealey. Published by Schiffer, 2017. (ISBN: 978-0764353734)

Mind, Maps and Infographics. Moleskin. Series: The Naked Notebooks, 2017 (978-8867325726)