NATASHA PIKE - BIO & CV

Natasha Pike is an Irish artist with an MA in Art & Process from Crawford College of Art and Design, IRL (2019), a BA in Fine Art from Falmouth University, UK (2007) and a Foundation Diploma from Manchester Metropolitan, UK (2002). She has been awarded residencies at The Cill Rialaig Project and The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Ireland, as well as in Barcelona, Buenos Aires and Berlin (assisted by the Irish Arts Council Travel and Training award 2014). Natasha worked in Berlin for several years before returning to base herself in Ireland, working in abstract painting and made sculptural object.

In 2020 Natasha was shortlisted for the RDS Visual Art Awards and was the recipient of the Lismore Castle Arts Graduate Award resulting in a solo exhibition at St Carthage Hall (downloadable catalogue here). She was recently selected for a Munster Technological University purchase prize and has been awarded a Visual Arts Bursary award from the Arts Council Of Ireland.

In the Mar/Apr issue of the Visual Artists Ireland news sheet celebrating painting Natasha contributed an artists profile titled Vibrant Matter. During 2021-22 she will participate on the peripheriesMEET correspondence programme with an upcoming exhibition in June. 

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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Solo

2021

'Tropisms’ at Clonakilty Arts Centre, Clonakilty, Co Cork

2020

'And almost I am back again' at Lismore Castle Arts St Carthage Hall, Lismore, Co Waterford

2018

2016

2015

‘Tonight there is no God’ at Origin Gallery, 37 Fitzwilliam St Upper, Dublin

‘Lost in the chaos’ at Origin Gallery, 37 Fitzwilliam St upper, Dublin 

 ‘Oh Mama, are we now’ pop up show at ‘The Bandroom’, Melchiorstrasse, Berlin, Germany

2015

'Oh Mama' at Street Kabinett, window street gallery at Linnen Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany

2009

‘Todos Los Dias’  at Mise Artspace, Galway, Ireland 

Joint

2019

2015

Michael Mcswiney and Natasha Pike at Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery, Co Cork

‘So Oder So – Diversity rather than Singularity’ Curated by Christina Schrauwers in collaboration with photographer Michael Nordmeyer at The Showroom Voltapark, Oranneindamm 71, Berlin, Germany

Group

2021

‘On the bare branches, Outside my window are buds, And this is enough’ Six artists at the O Driscoll Building, Skibbereen, Curated by Ann Davoren (Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre) and Alice Clifford. (The Wavemakers)

 2019 

PUSH  group show for MA in Art & Process (MA:AP), The Gallery No 46 Grande Parade, Cork

2019

2018

2016

‘The Collectables’ Group show at Origin Gallery, 37 Fitzwilliam St Upper, Dublin

Selected for Rua Red Winter Open, Rua Red Arts Centre, Dublin

48 Stunden Neukolln, ‘May the art be with you’ collaborative exhibition with Sylvia Souffriau and Thomas Schmitt, city funded 48hour open art show across Neukolln, Outside Pluto project space, Silberstein Str, Berlin, Germany

2016

2016

2015

2015

2015

2015

2014

2012

2011

‘Art Bomb’ at Galerie Dr Holz-bein Schmitt, Kopernicker Str, Berlin, Germany

Werkstadt Project, Emser Str, Berlin, Germany

Lange nacht Lichtenberg, ‘long night of art’ festival, Lichtenberg, Berlin, Germany

Moabit  Kulture Days, Ortstermin Kunstverein Tiergarten, Moabit, Berlin, Germany

Art Kreuzberg festival, Dr Neidhardt studios, Kreuzberg, Paul-linke ufer Berlin, Germany

Art 250 show, Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Kerry, Ireland

Open studios, Fellini Gallery and Art Studios, Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

Selected for Rua Red Winter Open, Rua Red Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland

‘Drawing The Line’ Urban Retreat Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Collections

Munster Technological University

The Office of Public Works, Ireland

The Twelve Hotel. Barna, Galway

Work held in private collections in Ireland, UK, Holland, Germany, New Zealand, Australia and USA

Awards and Bursaries 

Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary Award

Munster Technological University Purchase Prize

Lismore Castle Arts Graduate Award solo exhibition

Shortlist for RDS Visual Arts Graduate Awards Exhibition

Six-month project studio residency at Backwater Artist Group

IMMA Art and Politics Summer School, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

The Irish Arts Council Travel and Training Award