Natalie Talocci

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Biography

Natalie Talocci attended County College of Morris from 2003-2006 where she found her true passion for painting. Although art has always been her biggest passion, she realized art's true potential; that it has more than an aesthetic value, it can say something meaningful. Works of artists like Keith Haring, who used his art in the Crack is Wack campaign and to raise HIV awareness, showed Natalie that she could use her talent to send a message through her artwork and express her personal feelings.

In 2006, Natalie transferred to William Paterson University, an NASAD accredited institution, where in 2008 she earned a BFA. In her classes she learned about Kandinsky who created paintings while listening to musical compositions; his work inspired her to experiment with music in her own work. Painting became her way to speak out against war and the American government propagating it. The music of the Beatles was the backdrop. The Beatles were especially influential in the 60's supporting peace movements, freedom and happiness. Natalie’s pieces are an attempt to rephrase these songs that speak of love and happiness, and visually send that message out to others.

Shortly after, in the summer of 2008, Natalie decided to look for inspiration beyond Western art. A study abroad program in China led by renowned printmaker Zhiuyan Cong, was the perfect opportunity to learn the techniques and styles of Chinese Art. With plenty of experience in graphic design Natalie was chosen as one of the lead designers to work on the Summer Art in China 2008 catalog, which documented the trip and was published in August 2008. This experience expanded Natalie’s creative horizons on many levels; she has just finished another series of paintings that reflect her time and experiences in China. 

Natalie won honory mention at the Ebu-Arts contest in 2012 with her submission "Peacock".

Visti her website: www.natsoart.com
Phone: 973-349-2073

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