Nathalee Paolinelli loves making things. Whether painting, making fine art objects or crafting, her work enthusiastically plays with the endless possibilities of composition, form, and colour. Her practice is rooted in and inspired by play and experimentation, and aims to share the simple joys of vibrant colours, textures and shapes. This playfulness extends across her artistic and craftmaking practice, and in both these realms she aspires to challenge material form by creating complex, layered and spirited configurations often from the lesser-noticed stuff of everyday life.
Recent works explore relationships to objects of nostalgia and and utilizing personal narratives as inspiration for creating. The exhibition Mobiles, Ceramics and Other Things, consists of Nathalee’s latest creations: ceramic objects and mobiles, blending fine arts and craftmaking elements. It will take place at complexgeometries, 14 Water Street, with an opening reception sunday December 14, 4-7pm.
We had a chance to drop in on Nath at her studio and document her exhibition in the making.
Nathalee holds a BFA from Emily Carr University (Vancouver), and attended the Staedelschule (Frankfurt) as a guest student. Her work has been exhibited locally and internationally at Access Gallery (Vancouver), Cryingroom (Vancouver), Graniph “sunshine studio” (Tokyo), Les Gallery (Vancouver), Exile Gallery (Berlin), Staduleschule (Frankfurt), and Latitude 53 (Edmonton). Nathalee’s decorations have been displayed locally at Bacci’s, Misch, Access Art Gallery, Dunlevy Snackbar, as well as at numerous private parties and public events.