Natalie Brewster Nguyen is a performance artist, site-specific installation artist, writer, actor, mover, educator, and musician. They are a certified Acroyoga, Yoga, and Yogaslackers teacher. She co-parents in an amazing collective of artists and parents in Tucson, AZ, and is dedicated to living with authenticity, community accountability, and adventure at every turn.
Natalie’s work is often heavily based in erotic and fetishistic imagery, and pushing the limits of the capacity of the physical body. Alternatively, they also incorporate their children into much of their work and are interested in employing techniques that invert traditional relationships and reignite our sense of wonder in our surroundings. She seeks to discover ways in which to make parenting a nourishing daily performance practice between herself and her kids.
One of their current and primary projects is a long term ritualistic installation and photo project titled “Love Letters Leave No Trace.” It is an exploration of the emotional, psychological and environmental impact of human celebration. Inspired by the imagery of children’s birthday parties, the work is a series of monochromatic balloon installations in site specific locations. Each chapter examines a single color as related to childhood development, and a particular text. The text is exploded onto balloons which are then installed by the children into the landscape as a “love letter.” At the end of the installation, the debris of the celebration is recovered to be turned into functional objects as a permanent homage to our need for public joy and celebration.
Natalie currently works with several local Arizona institutions and companies as well as national and international bodies such as MOCA Tucson, Cirque Roots, Borderlands Theater, Flam Chen, La Pocha Nostra, SplitSeed Productions, Taproot Productions, Flight School Acro, and others. They are available to curate,, choreograph, and create installation art, performance, theater, writing, and site-specific work.
Natalie was featured in an AZ Public Media story, Art Moms, by Andrew Brown.
Watch the video here
Collaborators include: Serena Tang , Cirque Roots , Sugar Beast Circus , Flight School Acro , Borderlands Theater , La Pocha Nostra , Charlie Levin , Ni’ja Whitson , Sage Reed , Larry Bogad , Denise Uyehara , Heather Gray
For their CV click here.