Natasha Johns-Messenger is an Australian-born conceptual artist and filmmaker based in New York. With a primary interest in phenomenology, Johns-Messenger creates installations that employ body-scaled optical works, live-video, architectural interventions and site-determined photography. In 2016 Johns-Messenger staged her first solo Museum exhibition, Sitelines, at Heide Museum of Modern Art in Melbourne, curated by Linda Michael. Her works have been commissioned by (amongst others), Public Art Fund- New York (ThisSideIn 2010), Percent For Art and the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs (Alterview, 2013) and Den Haag Sculptuur (Through to You, 2008). Prizes and awards include The Hague Sculpture Prize (2007) presented by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, and the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture (with OSW) in 2005. She holds an MFA in Film from Columbia University (2012) and an MA in Fine Art from RMIT University (2000).
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Natasha Johns-Messenger, Echo from the exhibition Sitelines, 2016. Wood, plasterboard, mirrors, 162″ x 244″ x 318.” Photo Christian Capurro.
Natasha’s 2-month residency is made possible with support from a private donor and the ongoing studio partnership with Residency Unlimited.