The world is full of interesting ideas; I cannot imagine a life without thinking.

 

Uprooted Project

 

Too Many people are complacent followers: some out of laziness, some out of wanting to please or just fit in, many because they simply do not think.

 

 

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Natacha Villamia Sochat was born in New York City. She grew up in La Habana, Cuba and in NYC where she attended the Bronx HS of Science. She worked as a professional photographer in Berlin, Germany including freelance work for "Berlin Today" magazine. She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Boston University (BA Biology with distinction, minor art history) and received her MD degree from Boston University School of Medicine. Her post-baccalaureate studies at Brandeis University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston included painting, printmaking, photography, and video. She received her MFA in Studio Arts from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

 

She has taught at numerous places including School fo the Museum of Fine Arts (painting), the New Hampshire Institute of Art (drawing and printmaking), and was Master Teacher in Studio Arts at the St. Paul's School Advanced Studies Program (Concord, NH). She is an interdisciplinary thinker, curator, and artist including painting, printmaking, bookmaking, performance, video, drawing, and photography. Her work has won numerous awards and has been in exhibitions throughout the United States. She is a member of the College Board Association and has served on the Board of the Woman's Caucus for Art (NH), including President WCA NH, Vice- President, and webmaster.

 

In 2009 Natacha founded NKG (a Boston contemporary art gallery) along with Kathy Halamka. NKG (NK Gallery LLC) gives voice to the pluralism that continually enriches contemporary art and ideas. NKG's mission is to further contemporary art by giving equal value to the mind and the hand. It is important for art to embody not only ideas, but also wonder, resonance and the integrity of the human hand.

 

From early childhood she has been passionate about art and science and to the present keeps these worlds connected in her work. Her interests include philosophy, theoretical physics, ethics, critical thinking, biological systems, and virtual gaming. Natacha is bilingual from birth and is the oldest child of Puerto Rican and Cuban parents. Her father Mario was involved in the Cuban Revolution and this experience as a child has influenced not only her life and her view of culture but her work as well.

 

 

The Hand is the Mind

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are so Familiar with our Life that we Become Blind to the Actual Experience

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