Through abstract painting and made objects, Natasha Pike is a visual artist making work that explores material relationships informed by cross-disciplinary research.
She holds an MA in Art & Process from the Crawford College of Art and Design from which she was awarded the Lismore Castle Arts Graduate Exhibition Award (solo) and shortlisted for the RDS Visual Art Award 2020. She is a contributing writer to the Visual Artists Newsletter and a founding member of The Glitter Heap; an interdisciplinary group rooted in biodynamic growing and sustainable art practice. 2022 saw ambitious presentations at #MEET2 at Peripheries Space, Gorey and CLOSER at The Lavit Gallery, Cork.
With Arts Council funding Natasha is currently working on a project called ‘Tropism’, a practice-led publication featuring contributions from a range of scientific and academic disciplines sitting alongside an art practice. The term is defined as the biological response of an organism to an external stimulus, and here it is used as a conceptual basis to explore relationships and response to matter. The book brings a range of critical perspectives into conversation with artistic making.