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Natalie Pivoney

About the Artist

Pivoney finished her MFA degree from Northern Illinois University in 2019, where she specialized in oil painting and taught undergraduate drawing classes. She also received an MA degree in studio art from Eastern Illinois University in 2016, completed an artist residency in Galesburg, IL in 2018, and has been published in Studio Visit Magazine and PIKCHUR Magazine. Currently, she maintains a studio practice while teaching elementary art and adult art classes in Elgin, IL. Her work has shown throughout Illinois as well as in Utah, Wisconsin, and New York.

About Artist’s Work:

These paintings are based on my previous living spaces and depict what home means during moments of transition, whether from unpacking, rearranging furniture, or getting ready to move somewhere else. They represent the liminal nature of my 20’s as I moved from college town to college town to college town again and finally to where I’m settled now. After spending about a decade living in this flux state of picking up and going somewhere else I have finally come to realize what it is to plant my feet and stay. I am rediscovering the idea of home as something permanently and personally mine.