New Mexico Deconstructed
About the Artist
Photographer Natalie Christensen’s enchanting focus is on banal peripheral landscapes unnoticed by most. Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico and influenced by her 25 years as a psychotherapist, her work features commonplace architecture and streetscapes and favors psychological metaphors. She deconstructs these scenes to color fields, geometry and shadow. “Sometimes I get a glimpse of the sublime in these ordinary places.” Christensen has exhibited in the U.S. and internationally, including Santa Fe, New York, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, London, Berlin and Barcelona. She recently took a one-week cultural tour of the United Arab Emirates, invited by the UAE Embassy to join a delegation of architects, architectural photographers and curators. She led photography workshops at The Royal Photographic Society in London and Meow Wolf in Santa Fe. Christensen has participated in site-specific projects at Iconic Standard Vision Billboard, Los Angeles; El Rey Court, Santa Fe; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; and Peckham Levels, London. Named one of the Los Angeles Center of Digital Art’s “Ten Photographers to Watch,” Christensen is the recipient of several prestigious awards. After exhibitions at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana and the University of Texas, Tyler, her work was purchased for their permanent collections. Global media have taken notice, with features in, among others, Xi Draconis Books; LandEscape Art Review, United Kingdom; Better Photography Magazine, India; Art Reveal Magazine; Magazine 43, Philippines, Germany and Hong Kong; Site Unseen; Lens Culture; All About Photo and Women in Photography.