Chris Natrop is Los Angeles-based visual artist known primarily for his immersive art installations and 2D wall-works made mostly of hand-cut paper. He has produced permanent paper- and non-paper-sculptures for private and public spaces.
Chris received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1992, with an emphasis in painting. He was an affiliate artist at Headlands Center for the Arts, and a resident at Vermont Studio School. His major installation projects have been shown at Cooper Design Space, Nancy Toomey Fine Art, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Armory Center for the Arts Pasadena, Holland Papier Bienniale, Winghall Museum, Vincent Price Art Museum, Long Beach City College, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Taylor De Cordoba, MOCA Jacksonville, Chapman University, Sonoma County Museum, BANK, and Overtones. Publications include Art in America, Los Angeles Times, Artillery Magazine, Architecture Digest, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, San Francisco Chronicle, BEAUTIFUL/DECAY, Tema Celeste, THE Magazine, The New Yorker Magazine, New American Painters, and Art and Cake. Chris was the 2007 recipient of the Pulse Prize, New York. Commissioned work includes U.S. Consulate in Dubai, Los Angeles International Airport, Harry Winston Jewelers, and Facebook, Inc.
Permanent site-specific installation Facebook, Los Angeles
Acrylic and glitter on hand-cut paper, string
22’ x 15’ x 15’
Sunrise Crystal Fold 1, 2023
Acrylic on paper
37” x 58 ½” unframed