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Natalie Nishta Alarcón, born in Hamburg, Germany, and raised in Madrid, is an artist specializing in hand-drawn pastel art that goes beyond the visible. Each piece is hand-drawn and has a unique story.

 

Her extensive art training includes a B.F.A. from Parsons School of Design (Paris and NY), a Master's in Visual Arts from New York University (Italy and NY), and a Doctorate in Art and Art Education from Columbia University Teachers College.

 

Nishta taught painting and yoga at renowned NY institutions before relocating back to Europe after nearly two decades in ManhattanNowadays she resides between France & Spain and works as a full-time artist and entrepreneur.

EXHIBITIONS

Nishta's paintings have been shown at numerous institutions and galleries including Floor4Art (an independent artists organization in Harlem), Postcrypt Gallery at St Paul's Chapel (Columbia University), Macy Gallery (Columbia Teachers College), 80 Washington Square East Gallery (NY), The Barney Building (NY), Universita' d'Architettura di Venezia gallery (IUAV Venice, Italy), Metropolitan building (LIC, NY), New Century Artists Gallery (Soho, NY), and BWAC Pier Show 9 (Brooklyn, NY). She has curated and exhibited at institutions such as the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, IYINY, and Yoga-Yoga in New York. Private collectors of her work reside in New York, Washington State, Madrid, Bremen, Munich, Venice, and Frankfurt.

RESEARCH & TEACHING

Drawing from over two decades of interdisciplinary experience in the creative field at diverse international organizations and her research on what she termed "pivotal moments": defining moments in an artist's life that define the creative process, Nishta has developed a holistic approach to art-making and teaching that encompasses mindfulness and art practice.  

Her teaching credits include serving as a painting and design instructor at the National Academy School of Art and Design in New York, instructing graduate students at Columbia Teachers College, and workshops in the field of creativity at holistic centers. She was also a guest speaker and visiting artist at the University of Puget-Sound and invited to share a care segment at the National Arts Education Association (NAEA) in 2021.

 

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