Natalka Liber Stephenson received her MA in Visual Communication from the Royal College of Art in London, where she also received the Augustus Martin Award for her use of Printmaking.

Natalka’s practice (which is strongly founded in experimental drawing, though multi-disciplinary), explores a fantastic stance on reality. Through her work she casts an uncanny lens over day-to-day observations and objects, utilises dream-imagery to interpret sensations of estrangement or anxiety around human action, and documents an “otherworld” inhabited by transformed figures and sentient mythic objects.

Recent work has manifested a series of chalk-pastel works on paper, featuring Monstrous Kites.


Aside from her education, family ties in the film industry, past occuation in design fields have impacted the Artist.
As well as the consistent presence of narrative and world-building, the power of objects and textural colour is evident in her practice and choice of materials. Her focus is heavily biassed to the sensory impact of these.

She currently lives and works in the Thanet area of Kent.



Education:


MA. Royal College or Art. Visual Communication. 2012.
BA. CamberwellCollege of Art. Illustration. 2007.



Selected CV:

WE WORK IN THE DARK
JULY 22nd - August 27th 2023. The Shippon Gallery, Hook, Devon.

TOTAL RECALL
April 2023 - The Pie Factory, Margate, Kent.


Shortlist. Trinity Bouy Wharf Drawing Prize
September 2022 - Trinity Bouy Wharf, London & National Touring.

Opening Collection. Colota Oyurzun.
May 2022 - Carlota Oyurzun Showroom, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Winter Salon.
Dec 2021 - Laurent Delaye Gallery, Ramsgate.

Reserved Source/Test Area/Liberake
Nov 2020 - July 2021. Zetter Hotel, London.

BOTH KEEN
Dec 2020. Coleman Project Space, London.

NO MANS LAND 
Jan 2019. Aylmer Gallery, London.

NN Open Exhibition
12th Jan - 17th Mar 2018. Northampton Contemporary Gallery, Northampton.

Shortlist. Derwent Art Prize
30th Aug – 19th Sept 2016. Trowbridge Arts, Wiltshire.

Shortlist. Derwent Art Prize
19th – 24th Sept 2016. The Mall Galleries, London.

Terminus/Rot,Winter/Rot,Overgrowth/Valerian
2015 – 2019. 10 Castle Street, Cranbourne, Dorset.
Selected by Cob Gallery for installation



Small Kite.Shuttle. 2021
-Shortlisted for the Trinity Bouy Wharf Drawing prize 2022







Small Kite. BeaconSmall Kite.Bishop (both 2021) installed in Showroom at Carlota Oyu