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Natacha Thys is a Haitian-American, lawyer-turned-artist. After practicing human rights law for many years, she began painting in 2011 after a dream seeing her grandmother and flashes of color. She believes her grandmother and other ancestors provide a living presence in her deeply spiritual paintings. Her style suggests a reinterpretation and merging of color field abstraction, cubism and impressionism. She has studied painting, pottery, interior design and art history with a variety of art institutions and programs in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, including the Corcoran School of Art and Design and the Virginia Art League. Natacha has been exhibiting her work since 2012 and her work was reviewed and featured in the Washington Post in 2015 and 2016. She continues to exhibit regularly in Washington, DC and New York City, where her work is included in several private collections. In December 2014, she was juried into the Foundry Gallery, one of DC’s most established member operated galleries. Selected works have also been represented by the Hermitage Gallery and Art Matters.


Selected Exhibitions

2016    Foundry Gallery, Joint Exhibition: Natacha Thys and Heather Jacks (Forthcoming: November 2016)

2016    ArtFest, McClean Project for the Arts, Juried Exhibit (Forthcoming: October, 2016)

2016    Art Takes Manhattan, New York City, Juried Exhibit

2016    Foundry Gallery, At Large Member Show

2015    Art Night, Hick Cole Architecture, Juried Exhibit

2015    ArtFest, McClean Project for the Arts, Juried Exhibit

2015    Wilmer Jennings Gallery, New York, Juried Exhibit

2015    Foundry Gallery, The Painted Word

2015    Foundry Gallery, New Member Show

2014    Virginia Art League, Color Field Abstraction, Juried Exhibit

2013    Chevy Chase Women’s Club of Washington

2013    Touchstone Gallery, Juried Exhibit

2013    Capitol Hill Center Galleries, Regional Juried Exhibit

2012    Lions Lair Gallery, Solo Exhibit

2012    Alexandria’s Art Showcase