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Gallery Exposed, Carmel Square, Carmel CA

International Juried Show Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA

8th Annual Members Exhibition, Los Angeles Center for Photography

Juried Show: Photo Center Northwest, Seattle, WA, January 2002

Katrina Benefit Auction, House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA September 2005

Juried Show: Stepping Stones Gallery, Huntington, NY, December 2001

“Drexel Thesis Show,” The Print Center Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, July 2001

“Viewpoint London,” Nesbitt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, March 2001



Constructions/Connections South by Southeast Gallery, Molena, GA

14th Anniversary Show Fraction Magazine

Intertwined: Images of Connection, The Halide Project, Philadelphia, PA

Stripped Down, Vestige Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

Living Image, The Halide Project, Philadelphia, PA

Pattern and Repetition, Site:Brooklyn Gallery, NYC

A Perfect Moment, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, MA

Celebrate Art, Modern Visual Arts Gallery, Bethlehem, PA

Digital Collage or Assemblage, Las Lagunas Gallery, Laguna Beach CA

“Moved to Act” Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, Providence, RI, Oct 15- Nov 13, 2020

“Beyond the Surface” University Art Gallery, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA, January 9 - 31, 2020

“Interstellar” Shockboxx Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA January 2021

Trust the Story Baldwin Photographic Gallery, Tennessee State University, 2020

“Moved to Act” Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA January 11 – February 12, 2020

“Nude Geographies” Praxis Photo Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN, November 2021

“Faces and Figures II” PXP Gallery, March 1 - May 15th, 2021

“Alternative Facts” Colorado Photography Arts Center, Parker CO, March 1-April 12th, 2021

“Random Similarities” Luann Carra Gallery, Baltimore MD, August 1- September 1, 2019

“Artistic Psychologies” Essex Gallery CCBC, Baltimore MD July 15 - Sept 27, 2019

“Unbound8” Candela Gallery, Richmond VA, July 5th - August 3rd, 2019

"A Venice Collective" Beady Minces Gallery, Los Angeles, CA April 2008

"National Juried Exhibit" Camera Club Of New York, Manhattan, April 2008

Create:Fixate, Annual Photography Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA July 2006

“Un est Deux,” The Raven Café, Prescott, AZ, July – August, 2006

Annual National Juried Exhibition, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA February, 2006

“Develop, Stop, Fix,” Photo Impact West, Los Angeles, CA October 2005

Palm Springs Photo Festival, Slideshow Contest Winner, Palm Springs, CA April 1, 2010

“Small Works Exhibition,” Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD Feb 2004

“Portraits, Real And Unreal,” The Stage Gallery, Merrick, NY, December 2003

“Opening Night Invitational,” The Blue Venus, Butte, MT, November 2003

“Preface,” Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA, September, 2002

“2002 National,” Cooperstown Art Assn., Cooperstown, NY, August 2002

“Cimarron National Works On Paper,” Oklahoma State University, OK Sept 9 - Oct 10, 2019

“Photography Reimagined” Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale AZ, January 2016

“The Zen Effect” Hatakeyama Gallery, Los Angeles, CA December 2015

“True Grit” Jordan Faye Contemporary Gallery, Baltimore MD, November 2014

“Light” July 2014, Commonhouse Gallery, July 2014, Austin TX

Group Show at Brakeman Brewery, Los Angeles, CA September 2013

“Photo Assistant Show” Smashbox Studios, Los Angeles, CA June 2011

"Slideluck Potshow", Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA

"Flash Forward Festival" Toronto, Ontario, October 2010

“Not What It Seems” Axiomatic Gallery, Point Pleasant Beach NJ, September 2018

"Artists from RFPRFP," Shasta College, Redding, CA August 2009

"Snap Too," Pasadena Art Alliance Exhibit and Auction, Armory Center, Pasadena, CA May 2009

“Expressions” Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA June 14th- July 7th, 2019

“Women’s Work” Full Circle Fine Arts, Baltimore, MD May 18th - July 27th, 2019

“Odds & Ends” Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI May 10-June 1, 2019

“Trust the Story” Baldwin Photographic Gallery, Middle Tennessee State U, February 6 - March 12

“Moved to Act” Davis-Orton Gallery, Hudson NY October 25-November 27, 2018




Natalie Obermaier, Tertiary, Unique, one of a kind hand-cut collage, 2020, 9 x 7 inches



Los Angeles, CA

Annapolis, MD

BS Photography, Drexel University Philadelphia, PA




After graduating magna cum laude from Philadelphia’s Drexel University with a degree in Photography, Los Angeles-based artist Natalie Obermaier moved to Seattle where she worked alongside acclaimed photographer, Jock Sturges. Working in the darkroom five days a week for three years under his guidance, she mastered the craft of black and white photographic printing, while also acting as his studio manager and model. Following this intensive immersion into large format black and white photography, she traveled extensively, discovering her own voice as an artist. Her early bodies of work in black and white film are soulful and classic, showing a natural and deep connection with the people she photographs. In addition to her black and white work, in 2012 the artist began taking a photograph every day for 365 days of the year, using multiple formats, from film to iPhone. The results were printed and exhibited at the end of each year for three consecutive years as immersive installations. Currently Obermaier has turned her attention to hand-cut collage, sourcing her materials primarily from the glossy pages of women’s fashion magazines. When she isn’t lighting sets for Mark Seliger, David La Chapelle and other commercial photographers, she continues to explore her own visual vocabulary and exhibit her work around the country. In 2019 she was an artist in residence at the Bush Creek Foundation for the Arts in Wyoming. Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, the artist lives and works in Venice, California.