.the_archive / Natalie Purschwitz

Natalie Purschwitz is an artist and designer living and working on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw, and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ First Nations, also known as Vancouver, Canada. Her research draws on modes of making that include collecting, accumulating, arranging, editing, and transforming materials. She is curious about the ways that landscapes are shaped by humans and nonhumans, through systems of organization, networks of support, and ruptures within these systems. By reconfiguring everyday objects and elemental substances, Purschwitz creates conditions for material events.


Purschwitz received her BFA from ECUAD (Emily Carr University of Art and Design) and her MFA from UBC (The University of British Columbia). She has shown her work nationally and internationally at the Vancouver Art Gallery, The Polygon Gallery (North Vancouver, BC), Plug In ICA (Winnipeg, MB), the Japanese Canadian National Museum (Burnaby, BC), the McMichael Canadian Art Collection (Kleingburg, ON), the Prince Takamato Gallery (Tokyo, Japan) and AGX Galerie (Tehran, Iran).


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