Nathalie O’Brien was born in San Francisco, CA in 1997. She is a figurative painter based in the Bay Area. She received a BA with a concentration in Studio Art from San Francisco State University in 2020.

Artist Statement: 
My work concentrates on identity in relation to race and gender, as well as living spaces and adornment. In my paintings, I depict my subjects surrounded by warm, vibrant colors to reflect self care and safe spaces. The medium I primarily work with is acrylic paint. My paintings are created on canvas or paper and they vary in size. My process includes creating collages as a preliminary sketch and using them as a reference for my paintings. These collages are made from gathering imagery from magazines and scrap fabric.