Natalie Fizer is a co-founder of Pillow Culture, a design and research collaborative with an interest in creating new venues for visual art projects pertaining to the study and culture of pillows. Pillow Cultures' specific interest has been in re-contextualizing the pillow for the public. Some of Pillow Culture’s projects to date include nine upholstered boulders for Brooklyn Bridge Park and a soft public bench for Boston’s Fort Point Channel that evokes a bioluminescent coral encrusted landform.
Natalie Fizer holds architecture degrees from Cooper Union and Princeton University. She is an assistant professor of architecture at Parsons the New School for Design. Her work and research has explored the production of both architectural and cultural artifacts that have resulted in curating and designing various exhibitions including: Pillow Pageant, seventeen pillows based on US Patents; Tailoring Form: a brief look at the history of the template exhibited at the pinkcomma gallery, Boston; Artificial Memory, an exhibit surveying the history of memory devices. Natalie is the recipient of two New York State Council on the Arts grants (2008, 2002) and a New York Foundation for the Arts grant (2002).