Natasha Hovey was born and raised in New Hampton, Iowa. She received her BFA from The University of Iowa in 2011 and recently received her MFA from The University of Wisconsin-Madison.
As a sculptor working in ceramics, Natasha is driven to explore the body’s internal systems at a microscopic level, utilizing the concept of the multiple through a slip-casting process. Curiosity of human physiology motivates her to explore the unfamiliar workings and genetic mappings within the human body, specifically her own genetic variations. Her work is influenced by historical anatomical imagery, as well as contemporary computer-generated models that abstract raw organic matter into two-dimensional form.
Natasha has recently exhibited work at the MANA Contemporary in Chicago and the Glassell School of Art at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She has been awarded the University Wide Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, the Iowa Center for the Arts Council Award, and The University of Iowa Emerging Artist Scholarship. This past summer, she attended a ten-week residency at Sunday Morning @ European Work Center in the Netherlands, through NCECA’s International Residency Program.
She will be with HCCC from September, 2014, through August, 2015. To learn more about her work, please visit www.natashahovey.com.
Above, from top to bottom: Natasha Hovey. Photo courtesy the artist. Natasha Hovey, "6P° 21’ DQ2’’" (detail), 2014. Casted ceramic, cement, foam, paper, cable, hardware,wood. 2014. Photo by Jim Escalante.