About the ARtist

Natalie Zelman is a visual artist who works in a variety of media, her specialties being ceramics, fibers, and metals. She found her passion for art at a young age and earned her BFA in Studio Art with concentrations in ceramics and sculpture from Millikin University in Decatur, IL in 2017. In 2019, she earned her MA in ceramics from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. She has participated in multiple group exhibitions through Millikin and at Blue Connection Gallery in Decatur, IL, and completed her BFA exhibition with fellow Millikin students, Sarah Suits and Danna Herbach. An academic as well as an artist, she has a passion for art history and through the James Millikin Scholar program has done extensive research on the subject of women as subject matter in grotesque art. In her free time, she continues to create, pursuing writing and crafts such as sewing and prop-making.