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Exhibition history


Natacha Villamia Sochat MD MFA


Personal

 ● Birthplace: New York City, New York (oldest of five children).

● Resided in La Habana, Cuba (for six years as a child), and Berlin, Germany (as young adult).

● Mother Carmen Lydia Guzman (Puerto Rican); father Mario Silverio Villamia (Cuban).

● Married to Michael Sochat, Children: Matthew Michael Sochat, Vanessa Villamia Sochat

● I am fluent in Spanish and English.

Education

● MFA Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA 2007

● School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Post Baccalaureate Certificate 2003

● M.D. Boston University School of Medicine 1981

● B.A. Biology Boston University Summa cum Laude with Distinction in Biology 1977

● Bronx High School of Science, Honors, New York City 1968

Additional Educational and Teaching Experience

● Master teacher Studio Arts St.Pauls School Summer Program Concord NH 2008 and 2009

● Faculty painting and printmaking NH Institute of Art, Manchester NH 2006-2008

● Faculty painting, School of the Museum Fine Arts, 2005-2006

● Teaching Assistant Don Sibley, painting, SMFA, Boston, MA 2003-2004

● New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH 1999-2001

● Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA (studied with Michael Mazur, Robert Townsend, Jim

Peters, Gregory Gillespie, summer 1999 and 2000

● Teaching Assistant Aunrico Gatson, sculpture, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 1998

● Brandeis University Graduate School Fine Arts Post Baccalaureate in Studio Painting 1998-99.

● Instructor Advanced Drawing Sharon Arts Center, Sharon, NH 1997

● Paul Ingbretson Atelier 1995-1997 (Boston Painters’ heritage)

● DeCordova Museum School, Lincoln, MA 1991-1995.

● Photography instructor Andrews and McNair bases, Berlin Germany 1972-74

● Studied drawing and painting (Berlin, Madrid, and Paris) 1972-1974

Fine Art Employment

● Logistics and Webmaster 5 Points Gallery Durham NC 2019-2021

● Founder and co-curator NK Gallery LLC, Boston, MA 2009- 2012

● Master Teacher Studio Arts, St. Paul’s School ASP Program, Concord, NH (2008, 2009)

● Faculty Essex Art Center Lawrence MA summer 2008

● Faculty New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester NH, 2007-2008

● Documentary video: Penelope Jencks, Figures in the Sand, (2006 –2007)

● Faculty Painting Department, School of the Museum Fine Arts, Boston, MA 2004-2005

● Teaching Assistant Painting, SMFA, Boston, MA 2003-2004

● Teaching Assistant Sculpture, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 1998

● Faculty Advanced Drawing Sharon Arts Center, Sharon, NH 1997

● Photographer and instructor McNair and Andrews Army Bases, Berlin, Germany 1972-1974

Awards

● Arts and Culture Award NC, Diamante Arts and Culture Center Raleigh NC 2021

Merit Award ‘Anything Goes’, Litmus Gallery, Raleigh NC 2019

● Merit Award ‘Un Pajarito Errante Encuentra su Corazon’, Imperial Center for the Arts, 2019

● Merit Award ‘NeuroMorphic’, Imperial Center for the Arts, 2018

● VAE For the Love of Art exhibition honorable mention 2017

● T.F. Moran Award Painting (Currier Museum and NH Art Association) 2008

● Miriam Sawyer Award for Painting (Currier Museum and NH Art Association) 2006

● Copley Society Award (New England) First Place 2006

● School of the Museum of Fine Arts Honorable Mention Dana Pond Award 2004

● School of the Museum of Fine Arts Drawing Show Prize 2003

● Concord Art Association Best of Show Painting Award “Yellow Frog” 2002

The American Flag, First Place Painting Award “Americana-Hispana”, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA 2001

● Boston University Biology Department Outstanding Scholar 1977

● Outstanding Graduate of Boston University College of Arts and Sciences 1977

● Boston University Deans Scholar

● Federation of Women’s Clubs Margaret Yardley Fellow

Publications

● Art New England, “From Hand to Hand: Artists’ Books” by Debbie Hagan, August/September 2005

● Editor “Place” 2011 book for 4 artists in Boston

● Portfolio Reviewer for Arts and Business Council ‘Artist Professional Toolbox’ Boston MA 2012

● Chester College graduation speaker 2013

Curatorial

From March 2010 through September 2012 curated 42 individual exhibitions (list available upon request). This included writing/assisting in the write-up for the artist statement, studio visits, mentoring, hanging the works, web-based presentation for the gallery with images, press releases, invitation card design, as well as presenting the work to the general public.

Juror Projects

● Concord Art Association February 2013 group exhibition

● ArtScope magazine juror for July/August centerfold artist 2012

● Arsenal Arts juror for ’30 under 30” exhibition 2012 Watertwon MA

● Cambridge Art Association April 2011 Group Exhibition.

Solo Shows

Faces and Patterns, Brown Gallery Duke University, Durham NC September 2021

Eye Am Witness, Waterworks Visual Arts Center Salisbury NC (June – September 2021)

Retablos, Cary Arts Center, Cary NC (fall 2020) postponed due to COVID19

Uprooted – Making Roots, CMAC Raleigh NC (March and April 2020)

Retablos, Waterworks Visual Arts Center Salisbury NC 2019 (May 28 – August 30 2019)

Between Presence and Absence (Making Roots), The Carrack Modern Art, Durham NC 2019

NeuroMorphic’, United Arts Council, Raleigh, NC March 2018

NeuroMorphic, (installation) NKGallery, Boston, MA 2012

NeuroMorphic, (installation) Beland Gallery Lawrence, MA 2011

Emergence, Contos Gallery, Rockport, MA 2004

Group Shows 2021

Herencia 2021, Diamante Arts and Culture Center Raleigh NC

42nd Annual National Juried Show, Arts Council Wayne County, Goldsboro NC

Abstracto/Latino: Latin American with an Abstract Fusion, Block Gallery Raleigh NC

Art of the Scientist, Duke online, Durham, NC 2021

Group Shows 2020

Resolutions, Hillsborough Arts Center, Hillsborough NC

Group Shows 2019

Hispanic Heritage Exhibition, Governor’s office, Raleigh NC

Metamorphosis, 5 Points Gallery, Durham, NC

Truth to Power, Pleiades Gallery, Durham NC

Anything Goes, Litmus Gallery, Raleigh NC

Latino arts Collective Exhibition, Halle Arts Center, Apex, NC

● Artspace Raleigh NC

National Juried Exhibition 2019, Maria Howard Arts Center, Imperial Center for the Arts, Rocky Mount NC 2019

Contemporary Nude, Litmus Gallery, Raleigh NC 2019

Where is Home?, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury NC 2019

● Eye institute of North Raleigh NC 2019

Art of the Mind, IMurj, Raleigh NC 2019

Group Shows 2018

Members Mayhem, IMurj Raleigh NC

Hispanic Heritage , NC Governors Office exhibition Raleigh NC October 2018

● Artspace NC Gala 2018

Herencia, Cary NC October 2018

● IMurj Sparkcon October 2018, Raleigh NC

● Devilish Egg Pop Up exhibition July 2018

Pets and People, 311 Gallery Raleigh NC

Juried Arts Show, Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Imperial Center for the Arts, Rocky Mount NC. Annah Lee juror. June – September 2018

● Members Exhibition, Durham Arts Guild, Durham NC April- June 2018

Flowers and Gardens, 311 Gallery Raleigh NC July 2018

2017

Mezcla, VAE Raleigh August 2017

Hearsay, VAE Raleigh September 2017

For the Love of Art Gala, VAE Raleigh December 2017

2016

Fresh, Artspace Raleigh NC, Juror Marshall Price Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

2013

Red, Cambridge Art Association Biennial, Cambridge MA

2012

Love Lust and Desire, McGowan Gallery Concord, NH

2011

62nd Currier Museum exhibition NHAA, Currier Museum, Manchester NH, Juror Jen Mergel Beal Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art Museum of Fine Art Boston

SugiPop!, Portsmouth Museum of Art, Portsmouth NH

ArtSpeak ‘ NKGallery Boston, MA

Shine WCA Boston Summer Exhibition Bromfield Gallery Boston MA

Blue, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, Juror Theodore Stebbins

● ‘New Works’, NHAA Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

2010

● ‘Transformations’ Arsenal Arts Center Exhibition 2 Watertown MA

● ‘Proof of Purchase”, Samson Gallery Boston MA, pop-up exhibition Oct14-17 2010

2009

61 st Currier Museum Exhibition NHAA, Juror Trevor Smith Curator Contemporary Art Peabody Essex Museum.

● ‘Alphabet Project 3’, Beland Gallery, Lawrence, MA.

2008

60th Currier Museum Exhibition NHAA, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH

● ‘Paper Quilt Project’, Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA

2007

59th Currier Museum exhibition NHAA, Paul Creative Arts Center, Durham NH. Juror Karen Burgess Smith

2006

NeuroMorphic Universe Thesis Exhibition School of the Museum Fine Arts Boston/Tufts University Aidekman Arts Center Medford MA

NH Artists of the 21st Century, Kimball-Jenkins Estate, Concord, NH

NH Artists of the 21st Century, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH

Copley Society 17th Annual Student Show (Copley Award)

● Currier Museum of Art, Manchester NH (Juror Mary Harding, York, Maine)

FormZ Show, Bag Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2005

Red, University Place Gallery (Juror Nick Capasso DeCordova Museum)

Art of Peace, Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

Beyond Color, Fort Point Gallery, Boston, MA

Wet Dreams Project, Luanne Stovall, School of Fashion Design, Boston, MA

Form Z, Bag Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Off Site, Mission Hill Complex, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

● Student Annual Exhibition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Atrium Show, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2004

● Student Annual Exhibition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Terra Incognita, Bag Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2003

Resound for Dedicated Instruments, Courtyard Gallery Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

● Student Annual Exhibition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

● Drawing Show, Atrium Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Graduating Students Exhibition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2002

Latino American, Atrium Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

● Post Baccalaureate Show, Bag Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

● Salon Show, Bag Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

● Members Juried Exhibition, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

● Members Annual Exhibition, Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, MA

2001

The American Flag, (Best of Show) Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

Frances N. Roddy Exhibition, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

Distinguished Artists Exhibition, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

● Members Juried Exhibition, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

● 53rd Annual Members Exhibition, Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH

2000

● Whitney Biennial, (subversive collaborator Internet Art), @RTmark.com,

● Members Juried Exhibition, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

1999

● Thesis Exhibition, Schlosberg Gallery, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Black and White, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

1998

● Members Juried Exhibition, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

● 50th Annual Members Exhibition, Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH

● Thesis Exhibition, Schlosberg Gallery, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

1997

● Faculty Show, Sharon Arts Center, Sharon, NH

Synectics Project, Women in Process, Freight Gallery, Hancock, NH

● 49th Annual Members Exhibition, Sharon Arts Center, Sharon, NH

Extracurricular

● College Art Association 2004 – 2012

● Women’s Caucus for Art NH President and Vice-President 2009

● Women’s Caucus for Art (national and state) member

● Board member and Web Manager NH Women’s Caucus for Art Fall 2007

● New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH 1999-2001

● Distinguished Artist Member Concord Art Association 2000

● Juried Member NH Art Association

● Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA (studied with Michael Mazur, Robert Townsend, Jim Peters, Gregory Gillespie), summer 1999 and 2000.

● Brandeis University Graduate School Fine Arts Post Baccalaureate Studio Painting 1998-99.

● Faculty Advanced Drawing Sharon Arts Center, Sharon, NH 1997

● Paul Ingbretson Atelier (Boston Painters’ heritage) 1995-1997

● DeCordova Museum School, Lincoln, MA 1991-1995.● Studied drawing and painting (Berlin, Madrid, and Paris) 1972-1974


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