About Natalia Virafuentes

A Chicago-based artist with a passion for experimenting, advocating and bringing people together. I curate exhibits, organize events, participate in collectives, and enjoy volunteering. When I’m not working on my art, I practice massage therapy, travel, eat great food, and watch cult classic movies.

In-The-Field Experience

Curator and Assistant Event Organizer, PocketCon; 2016-Present
Art Archiving Services, Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet; 2013
Art Framer, Michaels Art Supplies; 2010-2011
Art Archivist and Inventory, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design; 2009-2010
Video Production, After School Matters; 2007
Mural Artist (at Paderewski Elementary School), Chicago Public Art Group; 2007
Curator, After School Matters; 2006
Graphic Designer, After School Matters; 2006
Holiday Card Designer, Marwen; 2005
Mural Artist, Lake View High School; 2005

Education

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI, 2008-2010
Clinical Massage Therapist, Soma Institute, Chicago, IL, 2012

Skills

Extrovert (pretty much a social butterfly)
Art Show Curator
Art Sales and Inventory
Art Installation
Event Organizer and Promoter
(social media and print)
Leader and Team Player
Art Direction
Custom Art Framer
(building frames, cutting mats and glass)
Bilingual (Spanish and English)
Video Editing and Storyboarding
Operating Boom Mic
Drawing
(graphite, ink, charcoal, pastel)
Painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache)
Printmaking (lithography, silk screening, relief printing, Xerox transfers, etc.)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Photoshop

Referrals

Lisa Cinelli (312) 944-2418
Robin / Gallery 37 (312) 742-1461
Prospect (773) 686-0256
MIAD, Mark Lawson (414) 847-3200
Michaels Art Supplies (773) 327-7127