Nat LaChall is a Queer artist and teacher utilizing photography, performance, costume, sound and video. Using art as a platform for activism and outreach, LaChall navigates struggle, resistance, identity, politics and death. Mass participation through survey, performance and portraiture, give voice to her communities while activating her work.
LaChall is a Master of Design in Fashion candidate at the School of the Art Institute Chicago. She holds an undergraduate degree in Sculpture from The Massachusetts College of Art and Design. LaChall’s work experience includes a decade of Costume making and Designing, art education and business ownership.
My art practice is rooted in community and social action. I take my responsibility as an artist seriously, using my material skills, conceptual development and research to provoke positive change. Using textiles, photographic techniques, sound, performance and installation, I strive to develop meaningful and necessary work.
My current body of work, SEEN, is a photographic and text documentation series of LGBTQ+ people and the words they use to self-identify. SEEN has grown to include over two hundred participants and counting. SEEN serves as a monument that honors individuals and represents the strength in the numbers of our communities. In addition to SEEN is the sound piece, HEARD, a collection of Transgender and Non-Binary statements speaking their realities.