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Natalie Stopka, 2D and Mixed Media

Natalie Stopka

Natalie Stopka is a book and textile artist focused on reviving historical surface patterning techniques. She specializes in marbling, the centuries-old craft of making monoprints on paper or fabric using floating pigments. Her pursuit of half-forgotten methods such as mordant patterning, hand embroidery, and the fermentation of natural dyes brings a complex, ever-evolving vocabulary of texture and pattern to her work. Natalie divides her time between her upstate New York studio where she grows and forages natural dye plants, and Manhattan where she teaches bookbinding and textile techniques. She is a former Van Lier/Stein Family Scholar for Advanced Study at the Center for Book Arts and a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.