Natalie Rich-Fernandez lives and works in Ibiza.
Natalie Rich Fernandez’s art is a bold and multidimensional exploration of creativity. This versatile artist has developed a rich and diverse artistic practice, delving into multiple mediums to express her unique vision of the world.
Since graduating from the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 1990, Natalie Rich has exhibited her paintings in Parisian galleries such as Simone Kervern and Véronique Smagh. Curious to explore different artistic languages, she has dabbled in various mediums, including video and photograms. Her work has been showcased at Paris Photo, Arles, MEP (Maison Européenne de la Photographie), and the FNAC Gallery. Represented by Acte 2 Gallery in Paris, she has also participated in various Digital Art festivals like “VideoFormes” in Clermont-Ferrand. Her video art piece, “Mollusc,” created in 2002, has been widely broadcasted on Arte, Canal+, and Pink.
Her artworks have found their place in prestigious public and private collections, including the European Museum of Photography in Paris and FNAC. She regularly exhibits her paintings at Hervé Van der Straeten’s, and her paintings are purchased and displayed in Rogier Vivier boutiques, owned by a prominent art collector. The house of Hermès acquired one of her paintings, which became the “Carré Marcelina” for their Carré D’Artiste series.
Around a decade ago, Natalie Rich-Fernandez ventured into ceramics, blending sculpture, design, and installations in public spaces. In 2018, she co-founded the Galeria Tambien in Ibiza with her husband, Jorge Fernandez, where they showcase 20th-century design and their favorite artists.
She sculpts lamps, stools, small bedside tables, and ceramic totems.
Natalie creates symbols, a black ceramic alphabet that she exhibited in Madrid for the reopening of the legendary Maïté Commodore’s restaurant, now called “Commodore.”
She has crafted her own vocabulary of shapes, creating artworks that combine wood and ceramics. Everything used in her workshop for artwork production becomes a part of the process, including the wooden support on which she cuts ceramic elements that provide texture and design, which is then affixed by the artist and reused as a canvas for future compositions. Manufacturing errors are embraced and become integral to the artwork.
In 2023, she installed a 400X240 wooden and ceramic artwork in the entrance hall of the Teranka Hotel in Formentera. She also exhibited in Paris as part of a group exhibition of Spanish artists titled “EL Gozo,” curated by Sarah Suco Torres and Nicolas Dewavrin.
In summary, Natalie Rich Fernandez’s art is a captivating fusion of emotion, experimentation, and creativity. She continues to evolve by pushing the boundaries of traditional art, thereby creating a fascinating and ever-evolving artistic legacy.