River Rocks


Natalie Wadlington was born in Modesto, California in 1992. She received her MFA from the Cranbook Academy of Art in 2020.

In her work, Wadlington figuratively portrays relationships in their different hues. She represents, mainly in the rapport of humans to animals, humane symbolic scenes, spanning love to conflict, to internal struggles.

Wadlington is currently based in East Texas where she continues to create.

“More and more, I find myself in complete wonderment at nature. This year has taught me how to live in a space of unknowing, and I now bring that perspective to all forms of looking. In nature as in life, there remain so many mysteries that are locked away in the things outside ourselves, so that all I can do is look.” (Natalie Wadlington, 2020).



  • 2021    Fragmented Bodies, Albertz Benda Gallery – NYC, USA
  • 2021    Young Dreams, Août Gallery – Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2020    Unit London – London, UK
  • 2020    AXA Art Prize Annual Juried Exhibition, New York Academy of Fine Art- NY, USA
  • 2020    We Used to Gather, Library Street Collective – Detroit, MI, USA
  • 2020    Un/Feeling, Feminist Art Museum – Online Curatorial Platform, USA
  • 2020    Rapid Response Fundraiser, Museum of Contemporary Art – Detroit, MI, USA
  • 2020    Willing the Season, Far x Wide – Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • 2020    Cranbrook Academy of Art Scholarship Exhibition, DAM gallery – Detroit, MI, USA
  • 2020    CrossRoads, River House Arts – Toledo, OH, USA
  • 2020    Online Exhibition Show #63: Hoarders House, Field Projects – NY, USA
  • 2019    Memory Matters, Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art – Bloomfield, MI, USA
  • 2019    While Supplies Last, Bellevue Arts Museum – Seattle, WA, USA
  • 2018    Happy/Sad Show, ForumGallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art – Bloomfield, MI, USA
  • 2017    Summer Group Show, Art Space on Main – Turlock, CA, USA
  • 2017    Penumbra Art Show, University Art Gallery – Turlock, CA, USA
  • 2016    From the Trenches, Mistlin Gallery – Modesto CA, USA


  • 2021    Pooled, Library Street Collective- Detroit, MI, USA
  • 2021    Backyards, Louis Buhl & Co.- Detroit, MI, USA
  • 2021    Anatomy, Library Street Collective- Detroit, MI, USA
  • 2018    Other People’s Problems, Epekel Gallery- Merced, CA, USA
  • 2017    Conflicts, Tri-Chromatic Gallery- Modesto, CA, USA


  • 2019    Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist Residency, Fellowship – Saugatak, MI, USA
  • 2018    Other People’s Problems, Epekel Gallery – Merced, CA, USA
  • 2017    Conflicts, Tri-Chromatic Gallery – Modesto, CA, USA


  • 2020    Master in Fine Art, Cranbrook Academy of Art – Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA
  • 2017    Bachelor in Fine Arts, California State University, Stanislaus – Turlock, CA, USA
  • 2014    Associate’s Degree in Fine Art, Modesto Junior College – Modesto, CA, USA


  • 2021    Natalie Wadlington Meditates on the Power Struggle Between Man and Nature in “Pooled”, HYPEBEAST
  • 2021    Natalie Wadlington’s ‘Pooled’ explores fragility and crisis through bold and whimsical paintings, The Scene
  • 2021    Natalie Wadlington’s Backyards at Louis Buhl & Co., Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art
  • 2021    Charming paintings by Natalie Wadlington of wide-eyed characters connecting with nature, Creative Boom
  • 2020    Painting, Conceptually Speaking, Barbed Magazine – Detroit, MI, USA
  • 2020    Oyedrum Volume 1, Oye Drum Magazine – NY, USA
  • 2019    New American Paintings, No. 141 Annual MFA issue



  • 2020    Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Full Fund Scholarship – Gatlinburg, TN, USA
  • 2020    Anderson Ranch Sculpture Scholarship – Snowmass Village, CO, USA
  • 2020    Mercedes Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award – Troy, MI, USA
  • 2020    Detroit Artist Market First Place Award, Detroit Artist Market – Detroit, MI, USA
  • 2019    Second Year Merit Scholarship, Cranbrook Academy of Art – Bloomfield, MI, USA
  • 2018    First Year Merit Scholarship, Cranbrook Academy of Art – Bloomfield, MI, USA
  • 2017    Provost Outstanding Student Achiever Award, Provost Office – Turlock, CA, USA
  • 2017    SERSCA Mini Grant, Office of Research and Sponsor Programs – Turlock, CA, USA
  • 2016    Al Barre Memorial Scholarship, Kiwanis Club- Turlock, CA, USA


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