Natasha Johns-Messenger


Natasha Johns-Messenger is an artist and filmmaker who was born in Australia, and lives and works in Melbourne and New York. International exhibitions have taken place in Tokyo, Bogota, China, The Netherlands, Taiwan and USA. Currently, Natasha is being commissioned by Percent For Art and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, for her piece Alterview 2013 for Hunters Point HS/IS 404, New York. In 2012 Johns-Messenger completed an MFA in Film, Columbia University, New York, and Masters of Research in Fine Art (Installation), at RMIT Melbourne in 2000. In 2009 she was commissioned by the New York Public Art Fund for her work ThisSideIn & in 2010 created Recollection for No Longer Empty, New York at Governor’s Island. In 2007, Johns-Messenger won the Den Haag Sculpture prize presented by Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands and was a studio resident at the ISCP in New York (International Studio and Curatorial Program) under the Australia Council for the Arts, studio residency program.

Exhibitions include, Yellow, 2011, ACCA (The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art), Melbourne Australia; Re-Collection 2010, The Sixth Borough, No Longer Empty, Colonel's Row, Governor's Island, New York; Through to You 2010, Keukenhof, The Netherlands Commission, Keukenhof; Of Water, 2008, GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art), Brisbane Australia; ISCP Open Studio Exhibition, ISCP, New York; U-Turn, Glendale College Gallery, LA; Zilverkamer (Silver-room) and Trappenhuis (Stairwell) Installation, Den Haag Scuulptur, Escher Museum, Netherlands; NEW06 at ACCA; Primavera 2004, MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney); and Drift at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art.