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Nathalie Quagliotto

Nathalie Quagliotto // University of Waterloo
Program : Maitrise en art visuel – completed

Nathalie Quagliotto (b. Montreal Quebec 1984) is a Toronto based conceptual artist. She holds a MFA from the University of Waterloo from 2009 and a BFA from Concordia University from 2007. In 2008, she apprenticed under Martin Creed in London, England. She has shown nationally and internationally. Her work is in various collections in North America.

I disrupt conventional notions of behavior in the gallery or public art context and use humor and disruptive situations to comment on the criticality of the art environment. My conceptual and sculptural practice involves reconfiguring everyday pre-fabricated outdated public objects associated with disuse, strict social regulations, safety, and risk. I focus on doubled proximity, placement and color to the point where I disrupt and alter the regulatory significance and usage of the object.

I use the color “Safety Yellow” in my work because of its public meaning of caution, awareness, and attention. I use the double as a signifier of a push and pull situation to play with co-operation and problematic relationships.

www.nathaliequagliotto.com