Natalie Tozer is an artist and experimental filmmaker based in Tāmaki Makaurau exploring narratives of the underground to unearth objects and knowledge. Working with time-based processes and materiality she is interested in mythology, debt forgiveness, access to the ground, digging, science fiction, anarchist anthropology and the collective.
Recent group shows include Māter Mater at Silo6, National Contemporary Art Award 2022 & 2021 at Waikato Museum, TENT and In Residence at Aotearoa Art Fair for mothermother gallery, Emerging Artists Show at Sanderson Gallery and Salted Earth at Sosage Gallery.
In 2021 she received the Lightship Award from UoA and The Ports of Auckland, was selected for Femisphere 4 and represented Elam School of Fine Arts at the Guangzhou Graduate Art Fair.
Tozer is a Kaitohu at LOT23 Media which produces a range of cultural events focussing on the collective such as the 2017 White Ribbon documentary to raise awareness of domestic violence, and being the founder and Kaitiaki of the artists-run project mothermother which supports curatorial activism for underrepresented artists since 2019.
She holds a Masters of Fine Arts with First Class Honours from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland.
PROJECTS & DEVELOPMENT
2019 – 2022 Founder, mothermother artist-run project 2018 – 2022 Producer / Director LOT23 Media 2021, 2022 National Contemporary Art Award Finalist – Waikato Museum
2021, 2020 MFA, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland
2019 Summer Scholarship, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland
2019, 2018 PGDipFA with distinction, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland
2009, 2011, 2014, 2017, 2022 Walker and Hall Finalist – Waiheke Gallery, Auckland
2005 Trade Certified Picture Framer, specialising in Paper conservation
2001-2000 BFA Elam Fine Art School Auckland University
1999-1997 BDes Wellington Design School Victoria University (cross-credited to Elam)
SOLO & DUO
2021, Companion Pieces, Public Record, Auckland 2020 Salted Earth (duo show with George Turner) Sosage, Auckland
2019 Goofer Dust (duo show with Inga Fillary), Elam Project Space, Auckland
2018 Future Fossils, Grey Gallery, Auckland
2017 Substrate, Allpress Gallery, Auckland
2015 If this then that (duo show with James Pinker), LOT23, Auckland
2014 subject to change (duo show with Philippa Blair), LOT23, Auckland
2014 Project Installation, Corner Window curated by Rob Garrett, Auckland
2013 Punch+Black, Waiheke Gallery, Auckland
2010 Biomorphs, Satellite Gallery, Auckland
2022 Māter Mater, Silo6 Wynyard Quarter, Auckland. 2021 National Contemporary Art Award, Waikato Museum 2021 In Residence, Booth D5 for mothermother Aotearoa Art Fair 2020 Emerging Artists show, Sanderson Gallery, Auckland
2019, Elam Open Day, Auckland University 2018 Mt Aspiring Art Award Exhibition, Wanaka
2018 Critical Groupings, Elam Post Graduate show, LOT23, Auckland
2018 Professionals Evening, Elam B, Auckland University
2018 Art Fair VIP event, Elam B, Auckland University
2016 The Great Curve, Pierre Peters Gallery, Auckland
2015 Blikfang Speakers group show, Blikfang, Auckland
2015 Calling all dreamers, Village Arts Gallery, Kohukohu, Hokianga
2015 Bene Commune, LOT23, curated by Stephen Bambury
2015 Wharepuke Sculpture Park Awards exhibition, Kerikeri
2014 Through Different Eyes, Artstation, Studio One Toi Tu, Auckland
2014 Harbourview Sculpture Trail, Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland
2009, 2011, 2014, 2017 Walker and Hall Finalists exhibitions, Waiheke Gallery, Auckland
2013 Headland Sculpture on the Gulf (Invited Artist, Pavilion), Waiheke Island, Auckland
2012 Mysterious Room 208, Art in the Dark (Cinema Entry), Western Park, Auckland