Nathlie Provosty (b. 1981) 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 spatial 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 presentations at the ICA Milano, Italy (2023), Risorgimento Museum in Turin, Italy (2018-19), Nathalie Karg Gallery in New York (2022, 2019, 2018, 2016), and A Palazzo Gallery in Italy (2023, 2020-21, 2017); Group exhibitions include Gagosian Gallery, London (2023), 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). Most recently, she has exhibited work in a solo exhibition at Nina Johnson Gallery in Miami February 22 - March 30, 2024.
A Palazzo Gallery

Selected Bibliography


Painting Outside the Lines (Julia Halperin, W Magazine) 

Five artists to know now (The Sunday Times Style) 

La cinesica di Nathlie Provosty (Ada Masoero, Il Giornale Dell’Arte) 

Nathlie Provosty at ICA Milano (Yuki Higashino, Artforum, Summer Issue)
In Conversation with Nathlie Provosty (Peruffo, December)
Che follia farsi raggirare dalla serietà. L’arte di Nathlie Provosty tra ironia e disillusione, a Milano (Caterina Angelucci, ArtsLife)
Nathlie Provosty at ICA Milano (Collectible Dry Magazine)

Nathlie Provosty at Nina Johnson Gallery (Lorna Ramage, Ocean Drive Magazine)

Issue 146: Introducting 60 Exceptional Artists (Jerry Saltz, New American Paintings (February/ March): 144-147)
The Women Artists Who Deserve Our Attention, According to 9 Leading Artists (Shirin Neshat, Artsy)

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 & Artist Books

[a partial list of falling]. Text by Nathlie Provosty. Afterward by poet Charity Coleman. Hassla Books, NY.

all rainbows in a brainstem / that we be so contained. Text by poet Anne Waldman. Hassla Books, NY.


Likeness.  Edition of 20, content includes individually drawn covers; artist book by N. Provosty. 


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.

The Color MillText by poet Robert Kelly. Spuyten Duyvil, NY.

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

Reading of all rainbows in a brainstem @ Printed Matter Virtual Art Book Fair, followed by conversation (link); February 27, 2021. (Printed Matter, NY)
Begins at 10:27:14 on the YouTube link.

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)
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)