Nathlie Provosty (b. 1981, Cincinnati, Ohio) is a visual artist based in  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 continuous 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 solo presentations at the Risorgimento Museum in Turin, Italy (2018-19), Nathalie Karg Gallery in New York (2019, 2018, 2016), and A Palazzo Gallery in Italy (2017); Group exhibitions include the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA (2020), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2019), Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway (2018), Colby Museum of Art, ME, curated by Alex Katz (2017), and the Washington University Museum, DC (2017). In December 2020 Hassla published  a collaboration between Provosty and the legendary New York experimental poet Anne Waldman titled all rainbow in a brainstem / that we be so contained, which coordinated with a solo exhibition at A Palazzo Gallery in Italy (2020-2021).


New York
Nathalie Karg Gallery

Brescia, Italy
A Palazzo Gallery

Selected Bibliography

Transmissions (Yuki Higashino, Artforum, December issue)
Water Tight, Nathlie Provosty at Nathalie Karg Gallery (Hall W. Rockefeller, Less Than Half)

Artists in Focus: Nathlie Provosty (Claire Wrathall, Christie’s Magazine)
Nathlie Provosty: My Pupil is an Anvil (Will Fenstermaker, The Brooklyn Rail)
Nathlie Provosty: My Pupil is an Anvil (Will Corwin, Delicious Line)

A conversation about art with the Brooklyn based painter Nathlie Provosty (Federica Tattoli, Fruit of the Forest)

Thank You For What is Underneath, Nathlie Provosty (David Cohen, Artcritical)
Paintings that Sensually Shift in Tone and Texture (Laila Pedro, Hyperallergic)
Lower East Side as Petri Dish (Roberta Smith, The New York Times)

People: 20 Emerging Female Artists to Keep on Your Radar (Lauren Palmer, Artnet News)

24 Artists to Watch 2015 (Modern Painters)
Conversations: Nathlie Provosty, Keith J. Varadi, Christopher K. Ho (Christopher K. Ho, Marco Antonini, NurtureArt)
arte/ficción/ensayo 03 (diSONARE)
Simplest Means (Jennifer Kabat, Frieze)
Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year One (William Corwin, Frieze)

‘Drag’ & ‘Abstraction’ (Jarrett Earnest, SFAQ)
Nathlie Provosty’s New Paintings (Alex Bacon, Miami Rail)
The Man (Robert Kelly, Riot of Perfume)
Here and There and In-Between (Phong Bui, Nathlie Provosty, Annual Magazine)
Come Together: Surviving Sandy (Stephen Truax,

Nathlie Provosty (Chloë Rossetti,

Nathlie Provosty at Gallery Diet (Shana Beth Mason, Whitehot Magazine) 

Solo Exhibition Catalogues

Nathlie Provosty. Text by Brian O’Doherty: “Slow Time.” Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York.

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

Group Exhibition Catalogues

Doing What Comes Naturally. Text by Robert Storr. Resnick / Pasloff Foundation, NY.

The Joy of Color. Text by Karen Wilkin. Mnuchin Gallery, NY.
Bui Jensen Lewczuk Provosty. Text by Phong Bui & Raymond Foye. Maruani Mercier Gallery, Brussels.

Man Alive. Text by Wendy White. Maruani Mercier Gallery, Brussels.

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

Cosmic Connections. Totah Gallery, NY.

Writing, Lectures, Collaborations

all rainbows in a brainstem / that we be so contained 
A collaborative book with Anne Waldman (Hassla Books) + Live reading at the Printed Matter Virtual Art Book Fair

Critics Page, Nathlie Provosty (The Brooklyn Rail)

Myron Stout, Aegis (The Brooklyn Rail)
Panel on Al Held with Keltie Ferris, Matthew Israel, and Nathlie Provosty, moderated by David Cohen. (Cheim & Read Gallery)

Panel on Ad Reinhardt with Peter Halley, Josephine Halvorson, Raymond Pettibon, Nathlie Provosty, and Cheyney Thompson, moderated by Seth Cameron (David Zwirner Gallery)
Ad Reinhardt, Blue Paintings (The Brooklyn Rail)
Sufjan Stevens Planetarium Album Artwork (4AD record label)

In Conversation: Michael Taussig with Nathlie Provosty and Jarrett Earnest (The Brooklyn Rail)
ICA Next: Color Sound (Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami)
Artist Lecture (Acadia Summer Arts Program)
Extremes Redux Nearby or The The The (The Brooklyn Rail)

A Thick Neck in the Wedge of Habit Speaks with an Inherited Voice (The Brooklyn Rail)
The Color Mill (Spuyten Duyvil)
Artist Lecture (Acadia Summer Arts Program)
Juror (Scholastics Award for High School Students)
What’s more real, a dead tree or a drawing of a dead tree? Michael Berryhill with Nathlie Provosty (The Brooklyn Rail)
In Conversation: G.T. Pellizzi with Nathlie Provosty (The Brooklyn Rail)

The Kronos Quartet: Aheym Album Artwork (ANTI- record label)
In Conversation: Ron Gorchov with Nathlie Provosty ( The Brooklyn Rail)

Artist Lecture with Nicole Wittenberg (New York Studio School) Nicolas Poussin: The Abduction of the Sabine Women (1633–34) (The Brooklyn Rail)
Artist Lecture (Columbia University BFA)