Nathlie Provosty (b. 1981, Cincinnati, Ohio) is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York, whose work is engaged with materiality and perception. The artist uses subtle, highly tactile qualities of oil paint that oscillate visually and conceptually due to the painting's multi-referential imagery, physical interaction with light & the environment, and continous spacial shifts. Her first one-person exhibition in New York opened in 2012 at an experimental artist-run gallery called 1:1, and she has since exhibited nationally and internationally including at Nathalie Karg Gallery in New York (2018, 2016) and A Palazzo Gallery in Brescia, ITALY (2017); Group exhibitions include Colby Museum of Art, ME, curated by Alex Katz (2017), Washington University Museum, DC (2017), Peter Blum Gallery, NY (2017), and Ribordy Contemporary, SWITZERLAND (2018). Recent collaborations include the contribution of album art to Planetarium, a record by Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, and James McAlister (2017). In November the artist will participate in a five-person show at Kunsthall Stavanger, in Norway; The artist's first solo institutional exhibition in Europe opens at the Risorgimento Museum in Turin, Italy on October 30, 2018 (thru January 6, 2019).





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Selected Bibliography



Wrathall, Claire. "Artists in Focus: Nathlie Provosty." Christie's Magazine (June/July 2018): 48-49 [ill.]


Fenstermaker, Will. "Nathlie Provosty: My Pupil is an Anvil." The Brooklyn Rail (April, 2018): 42 [ill.]


Corwin, Will. "Nathlie Provosty: My Pupil is an Anvil." Delicious Line (March 22, 2018): [online]


Provosty, Nathlie; Tattoli, Federica. "A conversation about art with the Brooklyn based painter Nathlie Provosty." Fruit of the Forest (June 2017): [online]


Cohen, David. "Thank You For What is Underneath, Nathlie Provosty.” Artcritical (May 14, 2016): [online]


Pedro, Laila. "Paintings that Sensually Shift in Tone and Texture." Hyperallergic (April 29, 2016): [online]


Smith, Roberta. "Lower East Side as Petri Dish." The New York Times (April 22, 2016): C29 [ill.]


Palmer, Lauren. “People: 20 Emerging Female Artists to Keep on Your Radar.” Artnet News (December 9, 2015). [online]


24 Artists to Watch 2015.” Modern Painters (December 2014). [ill.]


Ho, Christopher K.; Antonini, Marco, ed. "Conversations: Nathlie Provosty, Keith J. Varadi, Christopher K. Ho." NurtureArt, (October 2014); 74–89 [ill.]


diSONARE: arte/ficción/ensayo 03 (September 2014); Mexico City. [front/back cover ill.]


Kabat, Jennifer. “Simplest Means.” Frieze No. 162 (April 2014): 163.


Corwin, William. “Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year One.” Frieze No. 162 (April 2014): 162-163.


Earnest, Jarrett. “ ‘Drag’ & ‘Abstraction’.” SFAQ (16 December 2013): [online]


Bacon, Alex. “Nathlie Provosty’s New Paintings.” Miami Rail (Fall 2013): 38-41 [ill.]


Kelly, Robert. "The Man." Jaeger, Elizabeth; Cate-Gumpert, Sam, guest editors; Riot of Perfume, issue #2, 2012: [ill.]


Bui, Phong; Provosty, Nathlie. “Here and There and In-Between.” Annual Magazine 6 (October 2013): 240-249 [ill.]


Truax, Stephen. “Come Together: Surviving Sandy.” (October 2013): [online]


Rossetti, Chloë. “Nathlie Provosty.” (19 November 2012): [online]


Mason, Shana Beth. "Nathlie Provosty at Gallery Diet." Whitehot Magazine (31 May 2011): [online]


Publications / Solo Exhibition Catalogues


Nathlie Provosty. Text by Brian O'Doherty: "Slow Time." Nathalie Karg Gallery, NY.


Nathlie Provosty. Text by Jarrett Earnest: "Lessons in Darkness." Distanz, Berlin.




Group Exhibition Catalogues


Bui Jensen Lewczuk Provosty. Text by Phong Bui & Raymond Foye. Maruani Mercier Gallery, Brussels.


Man Alive. Text by Wendy White. Maruani Mercier Gallery, Brussels. (exhib cat.)


A Way of Living. Text by Barry Schwabsky: "Modus Vivendi, or, The Open Question of Form." Mousse, Milan. (A Palazzo Gallery exhib. cat.)


Cosmic Connections. Totah Gallery, NY. (exhib. cat.)




Writings, Lectures & Collaborations

Provosty, Nathlie. “Myron Stout, Aegis.” The Brooklyn Rail. June 2018.

Panel on Al Held, with Keltie Ferris, Matthew Israel, & Nathlie Provosty, moderated by David Cohen. Cheim & Read Gallery, Wednesday, May 30, 2018.
Panel on Ad Reinhardt, with Peter Halley, Josephine Halvorson, Raymond Pettibon, Nathlie Provosty, & Cheyney Thompson, moderated by Seth Cameron. David Zwirner Gallery, Monday, October 16, 2017.
Provosty, Nathlie. "Ad Reinhardt: Blue Paintings," The Brooklyn Rail. October 2017, pg. 57.

Stevens, Sufjan; Muhly, Nico; Dessner, Bryce; McAlister, James: composers. Planetarium. Album Artwork. 4AD record label; released June 9, 2017

Earnest, Jarrett; Provosty, Nathlie; Taussig, Michael. “In Conversation: Michael Taussig with Nathlie Provosty and Jarrett Earnest.” The Brooklyn Rail. November 2015, pg. 21–23.

Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, “ICA NEXT: Color Sound,” participatory demonstration and talk, Sept. 19, 2015
Acadia Summer Arts Program lecture, Mount Desert Island, Maine. July 14, 2015.

Provosty, Nathlie. “Extremes Redux Nearby or The The The.” The Brooklyn Rail. May 2015, pg. 78.
Provosty, Nathlie. "A Thick Neck in the Wedge of Habit Speaks with an Inherited Voice." The Brooklyn Rail. September 2014. [online]

Provosty, Nathlie; Kelly, Robert. “The Color Mill.” Spuyten Duyvil, New York; September 2014. (image/poetry book collaboration)
Acadia Summer Arts Program lecture, Mount Desert Island, Maine. August 2, 2014.

Juror, photography, Scholastics Award for High School students, 2014.
Provosty, Nathlie. “What’s more real, a dead tree or a drawing of a dead tree? Michael Berryhill with Nathlie Provosty.” The Brooklyn Rail. May 2014, pg. 70–72.
Provosty, Nathlie. “In Conversation: G.T. Pellizzi with Nathlie Provosty.” The Brooklyn Rail. February 2014, pg. 2–5.

Dessner, Bryce: composer. The Kronos Quartet: Aheym. Album Artwork. ANTI- record label; released November 5, 2013.
Provosty, Nathlie. “In Conversation: Ron Gorchov with Nathlie Provosty,” The Brooklyn Rail. October 2013. [online]
New York Studio School lecture, with Nicole Wittenberg. October 9, 2012.
Columbia University MFA lecture. October 5, 2012.

Provosty, Nathlie. “Nicolas Poussin: The Abduction of the Sabine Women, (1633-34),” The Brooklyn Rail. September 2012, pg. 45.
Columbia University BFA visiting artist/lecture. February 20, 2012.










2018 - My Pupil is an Anvil


2017 - Life of Forms
2016 - (the third ear)

2015 - 2012