NATASHA LOEWY, ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
Natasha Loewy is an artist and teacher based in Oakland, California. She studied painting and photography at the San Francisco Art Institue, where she received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in the spring of 2009. She has shown artwork in galleries, hair salons, and restaurants in the Bay Area such as Pro Arts, Live Art Gallery, the Michelle O'Conner Gallery, PureBeauty, and Triptych. She has also shown artwork in the Dean's Gallery in Lafayette, Louisiana and the Museum of Radio and Technology in Bellingham, Washington. In 2012, she studied education at Mills College and received a single subject teaching credential in art. Currently, Natasha is organizing Pushing Margins, an LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, allied) arts organization. The first project, which will take place in Oakland during the summer of 2013, is a week long art and writing camp designed to empower LGBTQIA high school age youth.