Natalie de Morney

Natalie de Morney was born in Cape Town (b.1980) and raised in Elsies River, a township on the Cape Flats. She currently lives in East London. A successful civil engineer until, at the age of 33, she left that career behind to follow her passion of becoming the artist she always dreamt of being, since she was a little girl. After a year of exploring with little to no experience, she was led to joining a drawing class held by a retired fine art lecturer who encouraged her to go back to university and study fine art. She is a fine art graduate with majors in painting and ceramics from Walter Sisulu University.

Into her late 30s, she started tapping into her intuition and connecting to nature and the spiritual realm, capturing her introspective and healing journey. This led her to conduct her post graduate research on how to use art, spirituality and nature to heal. In 2020 she participated in the New Vanguard with Berman Contemporary which has reconnected her love for ceramics. Her works illustrate her journey of healing and transformation.

Natalie was part of The New Vanguard group since 2020, a mentorship programme that coincides with Berman Contemporary and has participated in several group exhibitions. In 2021, Natalie participated in THE LIMINAL SPACE, and DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE and in 2022 she exhibited in BREAKING THE MOULD, THE ANNUAL WINTER SHOW and THE ANNUAL SUMMER SHOW at Berman Contemporary.

In 2022, Natalie de Morney participated in SHAPING THINGS, a four-week artist residency, hosted by the Look and See More Art Foundation in KwaZulu-Natal. In 2023, Natalie showcased in REIMAGINING: NEW PERSPECTIVES as well as THE 2020’S: new forms of abstraction – part 1 and part 2 held at Berman Contemporary. In 2024, she showcased at Ceramic Brussels in Belgium alongside Berman Contemporary.

Natalie de Morney is represented by Berman Contemporary.

Instagram: @natalie_de_morney

Natalie de Morney
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