NATASHA JOHNS-MESSENGER

Bio

Natasha Johns-Messenger is an Australian / American installation artist and filmmaker. With a primary interest in perception and site, Johns-Messenger creates installations that employ body-scaled architectural interventions, optical works and site-determined film/photography.

 

In 2012 Johns-Messenger completed an MFA in Film, Columbia University, New York, and a Masters by Research in Fine Art at RMIT in 2000. International exhibitions have taken place in Italy, Japan, Columbia, China, The Netherlands, Taiwan and USA.

 

Recently awarded the Southern Way McClelland Commission 2023, other selected exhibitions include an artistic collaboration with John Wardle Architects for the work Somewhere Other, La Biennale di Venezia, the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, Water-Orb, 2018 - Ian Potter Sculpture Court Commission - MUMA, curated by Charlotte Day, Sitelines at Heide Museum of Modern Art, curated by Linda Michael and ThreeFold at El Museo de Los Sures, New York, United States, as part of the ISCP program.

 

Notable public works include Alterview 2013 for Hunters Point HS/IS 404, New York; commissioned by Percent For Art and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and ThisSideIn commissioned by the New York Public Art Fund in 2009.

 

In 2007 Johns-Messenger won the Rabbobank Den Haag Sculpture Prize in The Netherlands present by Queen Beatrix and in 2005 Natasha won the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture with Open Spatial Workshop.