Readings & shows

(Art talk) Pandemic Art Lessons, The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University, Saint Paul, MN. December 3, 2020, 7:30 pm CST.

(Group exhibit) Pandemic Art Lessons, The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University, Saint Paul, MN. October 26, 2020 – December 11, 2020.

(Art talk) From Dala to Data Horse: Scandinavian Folk Art Responds to COVID-19, Vesterheim Folk Art School, Decorah, IA. July 30, 2020, 7:30 pm CDT.

(Group exhibit) Curio: Iceland and Norway Residency Exhibitions, Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, MN. Opening July 5, 2019

(Reading) A Reading with Paul Luikart, Bryan Bliss, and Natalie Vestin, Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Minneapolis, MN, November 15, 2016, 7:00 pm.

(Reading) Body as Vehicle: Cracked Walnut Literary Festival, Blue Ox Coffee Company, Minneapolis, MN, May 31, 2015, 10:30 am.

(Panel/Reading) New Directions in Nonfiction: The Normal School‘s Midwestern Essayists, AWP Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April 9, 2015, 1:30 pm.

(Reading) Water~Stone Review Annual Publication Reading, Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN, November 7, 2013

(Panel) Non-fiction and Reportage: A Conversation with Natalie Vestin and Tara FitzGerald, Nebraska City, NE, September 10, 2013

(Reading) Cracked Walnut Reading Series, Saint Paul, MN, May 30, 2013

(Reading) Sonora Review Issue 62 and 63 Release, AWP, Boston, MA, March 8, 2013

(Dance) Language from the Land with Dance Exchange, Capital Fringe Festival, Washington, DC, July 14 and 15, 2012

(Reading) Literary Love Fest, Minneapolis, MN, February 9, 2011

(Reading) Loft Literary Center Mentor Series Reading with C.J. Hribal and Michael Schurter, Minneapolis, MN, November 5, 2010

Interviews & other media

Interview with Natalie Vestin by Laura Page in Virga, issue four, fall 2018: 

Interview with Natalie Vestin by Ellie Rogers in Bellingham Review, issue 69:

Thoughts on Research from Our Authors: Natalie Vestin and “The Sea of Crises,” 1966 blog: 

“I just want to be in love with everything.” Interview with Natalie Vestin by Claire Harlan Orsi on the Prairie Schooner blog:

Interdisciplinary projects

Science Love Letters [a collaborative visual art and writing project with E.A. Farro]

Image/BioLogos Colloquy on “Evolution and the Imago Dei: The Artist as Translator,” Whidbey Island, WA, November 14 – 17, 2013


Hospitalfield Interdisciplinary Residency, Arbroath, Scotland, 2021

Pandemic Artist Lab hosted by Kasini House’s Art Meets History Initiative, Kolaj Institute, and Tulane University Special Collections, online, June 2020

Light Grey Art Lab Norway Creative Residency, Bergen, Norway, June 2018

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, Nebraska, USA, 2013

Collegeville Institute at St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, USA, 2013 and 2011