About the Artist:

Natalie Yu constantly strives to improve her artistic abilities to create effective work while spreading her passion for art. Although skilled in multiple mediums, Natalie continues to experiment with new mediums, such as digital art and animation, and different art styles like the use of inverted color.

Skilled in traditional art, Natalie is able to replicate what she sees in front of her like in a still life. However, she is currently shaping her pieces based on certain phrases or words and interpreting them in ways most generally would not have thought at first. In doing so, Natalie is able to create a portfolio that speaks to her and explore the world around her in an abstract, nonlinear manner.

Awards & Exhibitions:

April 2018  Imagination Celebration Exhibition, South Coast Plaza — Certificate of Appreciation

March 2019  Fine Arts Week, Portola High School — Honorary Mention Ribbon

April 2019  Irvine Fine Arts Center Exhibition — High School Student Artist

May 2019  Portola High School Visual Arts Department — Portola High School Excellence Award

May 2019  Imagination Celebration Exhibition, South Coast Plaza — Certificate of Appreciation

February 2020  Fine Arts Week, Portola High School — Honorary Mention Ribbon

March 2020  Irvine Fine Arts Center Exhibition — High School Student Artist

January 2021  OC Register Artist of the Year Nomination, OC Register — Handcrafted Visual Arts

February 2021 Virtual Art Show, Portola High SchoolAP Studio Student Artist

April 2021 Fine Arts Week, Portola High School Exhibition — High School Student Artist

April 2021 Irvine Fine Arts Center Virtual Exhibition — High School Student Artist

Activities & Other:

March 2019  Fine Arts Week Set-up, Portola High School — Curator

January 2020  Newspaper Featured Cover Art — Portola Pilot, January Issue

February 2020  Fine Arts Week Set-up, Portola High School — Period Lead

February 2020  Fine Arts Week Installation, Portola High School — Designer, Painter, and Assembler of Interactive Installation

September 2020-PRESENT  Visual Arts Board, Portola High School — Goalkeeper/Member

September 2020-PRESENT  Crossroads Initiative (Organization), Portola High School — Graphic Designer/Animator

January 2021  Article Feature — Portola Pilot, January Issue

April 2021 2021 Fine Arts Week Sweatshirt, Portola High School — Designer