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 across paper, sculpture and video she is interested in mythology, the code of Hammurabi, debt forgiveness, land ownership, land access, science fiction and anarchist anthropology.

Recent group shows include National Contemporary Art Award at Waikato Museum, In Residence at Aotearoa Art Fair for mothermother Gallery, Emerging Artists Show at Sanderson Gallery, Salted Earth at Sosage Gallery and Goofer Dust at Elam Project Space. 

In 2021 she received the Lightship Award, was selected as a finalist in the National Contemporary Award, for Femisphere 4 and represented Elam School of Fine Arts at the Guangzhou Graduate Art Fair. In 2020 Natalie received a Summer Scholarship from the University of Auckland and PGDipFA with distinction. 

Natalie produces a range of cultural events and media at LOT23 Studio that focuses on the collective, such as the 2017 White Ribbon documentary to raise awareness of domestic violence, and being the founder and caretaker of the artists run project mothermother which supports curatorial activism for underrepresented genders since 2019.

PROJECTS & DEVELOPMENT
2022 – 2019 Founder, mothermother artist-run project
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 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

GROUP SHOWS
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