CORYNNE OSTERMANN

Baltimore, MD                         www.corynneostermann.com                               corynneostermann@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

2013                        Bachelor of Fine Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art

                                 Summa Cum Laude

                                Painting, concentration in Gender Studies

EXPERIENCE

08/12—CURRENT       NATURAL VELVET—Baltimore, MD

                      Lead Vocals/Bass/Lead Songwriter/Creative Director

·                    Develops band aesthetic, branding, and marketing campaigns.

·                    All managerial duties including press, budget, scheduling, booking, and tour logistics

·                    Concept and Art Direction for professional music videos on limited budgets

·                    Maintains coordinated band and individual social media presences with original content

06/2007—CURRENT   SELF EMPLOYMENT—Baltimore, MD

                      Practicing Professional Artist

·                     Professional painter, all media

·                     Vast knowledge of color theory, pigments, art history, pop culture, & materials.

·                     All studio managerial duties including press, grant seeking, and exhibitions.

·                     Curitorial work for exhibitions including my work and the work of other artists.

09/2016—CURRENT   STEEL CUT FLOWER COMPANY—Baltimore, MD

                        Floral Designer

·                      Creates floral arrangements for weddings & events, including delivery & installation, under owner and head designer Mary Ellen LeFreniere.

·                      Specialization in on-site installation and event coordination with brides and event specialists.

·                      Helped elevate SCFC to one of the most sought after events floral design studios in the Baltimore area within the first year of the company.

05/2016—03/2017     NOVELTY HAUS—Baltimore, MD

                       Studio Assistant/Designer

·                      Assists with production of toys, wearable objects, and limited edition art prints.

·                       Responsible for packaging design, online marketing, and digital archiving.

·                       Involved in research and development of new production materials and technology.

·                       Designed a new figurine for the BZLBRX line of toys.

04/2013—07/2016     ASH STREET STUDIO GROUP—Baltimore, MD

                         Co-Founder and Manager

·                        Founded, renovated, and maintained a 3,100 sq ft studio center for emerging visual artists, consisting of 14 individual studios, a library with lounge, and common                          gallery space.

·                        Handled press communications and marketing, including social media.

·                        Developed and implemented programming and curated gallery shows on a very limited budget.

·                        Provided affordable studios for thirty plus emerging artists over the tenure of the enterprise.

08/13—05/2016         CRIMSON AND CLOVER FLORAL DESIGN—Baltimore, MD

                          Floral Designer

·                        Created floral arrangements for daily deliveries

·                        Maintained retail shop, including customer service, phone orders, inventory, and ordering.

·                        Created florals for event and wedding clients, including delivery and installation.

·                        Worked directly with clients and industry professionals to exceed client expectations.

·                        Engaged social media with call to actions & giveaways, everyday posts, and original content.

 

SKILLS

Painting, Drawing, Screenprinting, Floral Design, Bass Guitar, Vocal Performance, creative consulting, proficiency in adobe and all Microsoft office programs, internet and social media platforms, Marketing, Art Direction, Writing

 

AWARDS

2008                 Fine Arts Award for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Arts at Interlochen Center for the Arts

2007                 Honorable mention at Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert’s Home Office during the 14th Congressional District Art Contest

 

EXHIBITION RECORD

2017                “Super Hot Female”, solo show, Terrault Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2016                “Remixes”, group show, Bodega Gallery, Baltimore, MD, co-curated with DeAndre Britton

2016                “Cake Out in the Rain”, group show, Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD, co-curated with Kevin Runyon

2015                “Cryptozoology”, group show, Dust Town Studios, Baltimore, MD

2014                “Play Hard” group show, Terrault Contemporary, Baltimore, MD

2014                “Treasure Chest” group show, Terrault Contemporary, Baltimore, MD

2013                “Picture Planes” group show, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2013                MICA Parent’s Week Student Show, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2013                “World Wise” group show, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2012                “Open Studio” group show, New York Studio Residency Program, New York City, NY

2012                “Remembrance and Memories of What Once Was: A Collaboration”, solo show with musical collaborator Reid Pierre Delahunt, Manhattan School of Music, New                            York City, NY

2012                “Painting on the Brink”, group show, World Trade Center, Baltimore MD

2011                “Intersecting Cultures/Virtual Worlds”, group show, Miami FL

2011                “Identity”, group show, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2011                “12x12”, group show, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2011                “MICA Juried Undergrad Show”, group show, MICA, Baltimore, MD, Doreen Bolger and Philippa P.B. Hughes, Jurors

2011                “Opus”, group show, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore, MD

2011                “Staff and Faculty”, group show, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI

2010                “MICA Juried Undergrad Show”, group show, MICA, Baltimore, MD, Rene Trevino, juror

2010                “Best Of”, foundation year group show, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2008                “Second Stage Young Artists’ Festival”, Second Stage, Evanston, IL

2007                14th Congressional District Art Contest, IL

 

CURATORIAL WORK

2016                “Remixes”, Bodega Gallery, Baltimore, MD, co-curated with DeAndre Britton

2016                “Cake Out in the Rain”, Current Space, Baltimore, MD, co-curated with Kevin Runyon

2013                MICA Parent’s Week Student Show, MICA, Baltimore, MD, co-curated with Jonathan Levy

2013                “Picture Planes” group show, MICA, Baltimore, MD, co-curated with Jacob Weinberg

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY & ONLINE FEATURES

2017                "The 30 Baltimore Songs that Defined 2017", Wesley Case, Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/music/midnight-sun-blog/bs-wk-baltimore-playlist-2017-htmlstory.html

2017                 "The Best Music of 2017", Lydia Woolever, Baltimore Magazine, http://www.baltimoremagazine.com/2017/12/13/best-music-of-2017

2017                “’Super Hot Female’, paintings by Corynne Ostermann”, author unknown, Bmoreart http://www.bmoreart.com/events/super-hot-female-paintings-by-corynne-ostermann

2017                “Terrault Announces ‘Super Hot Female’ paintings by Corynne Ostermann, opens Nov 4th, author unknown, https://us9.campaign-archive.com/?u=3bef3e07370531c8dd9fac420&id=79ad650bae

2017                “Big Baltimore Playlist: October 2017”, Lydia Woolever, Baltimore Magazine, http://www.baltimoremagazine.com/2017/10/18/the-big-baltimore-playlist-october-2017#.Wei5LOVFhlY.facebook

2017                Premiere: Listen to Natural Velvet’s cover of the Britney Spears Song “Gimme More””, Brandon Weigel, Citypaper,                                                                                                       http://www.citypaper.com/blogs/noise/bcpnews-premiere-listen-to-natural-velvet-s-cover-of-the-britney-spears-song-gimme-more-20170925-htmlstory.html

2017                “Natural Velvet Disrupts the Whiteness of Rock with “Kristina””, Evette Dionne, Bitch Magazine, https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/natural-velvet-kristina-video

2017                “Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore 2017: Badass Frontwoman”, many authors, Baltimore Magazine, http://www.baltimoremagazine.com/2017/8/14/best-of-baltimore-winners-restaurants-bars-salons-gyms-and-more#arts-music

2017                “Top Events Not To Miss at Artscape 2017”, Gabriella Souza, Baltimore Magazine, http://www.baltimoremagazine.com/2017/7/10/events-not-to-miss-at-artscape-

2017                “Natural Velvet on their new Album “Mirror To Make You”, Tom Hall, WYPR (NPR), http://wypr.org/post/natural-velvet-their-new-album-mirror-make-you

2017                Q&A With Natural Velvet, Lydia Woolever, Baltimore Magazine, http://www.baltimoremagazine.com/2017/6/23/interview-with-natural-velvet-corynne-ostermann#.WU0prGazyOY.facebook

2017                “The Big Baltimore Playlist: June 2017”, Lydia Woolever, Baltimore Magazine, http://www.baltimoremagazine.com/2017/6/22/the-big-baltimore-playlist-june-2017#.WUv8JV_gJIY.facebook

2017                “Jenny Besetzt//Natural Velvet//Konvoi at Ruby Deluxe”, Jenkins, Steep In, https://steepin.com/2017/06/20/jenny-besetzt-natural-velvet-konvoi-at-ruby-deluxe-recap/

2017                “Female Trouble Podcast: Corynne Ostermann and Kim Te of Natural Velvet”, Quinn Kelley, Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/female-trouble/bs-female-trouble-natural-velvet-20170613-htmlstory.html

2017                “Natural Velvet—Mirror To Make You—The Psyche Ward Reviews”, author unknown, https://www.thepsycheward.com/single-post/2017/06/03/Natural-Velvet---Mirror-To-Make-You

2017                Lilycat on Stuff: Feminine Rage”, FCC Free Radio (podcast), Lilycat http://www.fccfreeradio.com/lilycat-on-stuff-feminine-rage/

2017                “Natural Velvet Record Release Party”, Chrissy Abbott, Citypaper, http://www.citypaper.com/bcpnews-natural-velvet-lp-release-party-in-pho-026-photo.html

2017                “Preoccupations and Natural Velvet Show in Photos”, Chrissy Abbott, Citypaper, http://www.citypaper.com/photos/bcpnews-preoccupations-and-natural-velvet-show-in-photos-20170510-photogallery.html

2017                “Natural Velvet—“It’s All Mine””, author unknown, Warzawa, http://wrszw.net/natural-velvet-its-all-mine/

2017                “Hopscotch Music Festival Reveals 2017 Lineup”, Alex Young, Consequence of Sound, https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/05/hopscotch-music-festival-reveals-2017-lineup/

2017                “Incredibly Cool Hopscotch 2017 Lineup Announced: Solange, Future Islands, PWR BTTM, Many More”, E.C. Flamming, Paste Magazine                                                                   https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/05/hopscotch-2017-lineup-announced-solange-future-isl.html

2017                “Hopscotch 2017 lineup”, Chris DeVille, Stereogum, https://www.stereogum.com/1940081/hopscotch-2017-lineup/news/

2017                “Watch Natural Velvet’s new video “It’s All Mine”, Joe Giordano, Citypaper, http://www.citypaper.com/blogs/noise/bcpnews-natural-velvet-s-new-video-it-s-all-mine-20170508-htmlstory.html

2017                “Week in Pop: ETA, Mommy Long Legs, Natural Velvet—Chatter, Sjimon Gompers, Impose Magazine, http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/chatter/week-in-pop-john-fryer-black-needle-noise-siberian-traps-studio-dad-metro-riders-eta-tomemitsu-natural-velvet-mommy-long-legs/3

2017                “The Special Without Brett Davis”, https://brettdavis.rip/episode-guide-6190/2017/4/18/ep87-web-20-business-with-natural-velvet

2016                “Friends Records 7th Anniversary Party”, Valerie Paulsgrove, Citypaper, http://www.citypaper.com/photos/bcpnews-friends-records-7th-anniversary-party-in-photos-20161220-photogallery.html

2016                “Extravaganza Double Header at the Crown”, Chrissy Abbott, Citypaper, http://www.citypaper.com/photos/bcpnews-extravaganza-double-header-at-the-crown-in-photos-20161122-photogallery.html

2016                “With new album, Baltimore's Natural Velvet lets the anger out”, Wesley Case, Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/music/midnight-sun-blog/bal-natural-velvet-baltimore-mirror-to-make-you-interview-story.html

2016                “Wing Dam Record Release Party”, Valerie Paulsgrove, Citypaper, http://www.citypaper.com/photos/bcpnews-wing-dam-record-release-party-in-photos-20160829-photogallery.html

2016                “Rocking for Reproductive Health:U-N Spring Formal”, author unknown, whatweekly.com, http://whatweekly.com/2016/05/11/un-spring-formal/

2016                “Alloverstreet March 2016 in Photos”, Tommy Bruce for Bmoreart, http://www.bmoreart.com/2016/03/alloverstreet-march-2016-in-photos-by-tommy-bruce.html

2016                “Natural Velvet Covers “Love is Love” for Valentine’s Day”, J.M. Giordano, Citypaper,  http://www.citypaper.com/blogs/noise/bcpnews-natural-velvet-s-valentine-s-gift-covers-lungfish-s-love-is-love-20160216-htmlstory.html

2015               “Best Music of 2015”, Lydia Woolever, Baltimore Magazine, http://www.baltimoremagazine.net/2015/12/23/best-music-of-2015

2015                “Top Ten Baltimore Music Videos of 2015”, City Paper, http://www.citypaper.com/special/topten/2015/bcpnews-top-ten-baltimore-music-videos-of-2015-20151222-premiumvideoplaylist.html

2015                “Top Ten Baltimore Singles of 2015”, Brandon Weigel, City Paper, http://www.citypaper.com/special/topten/2015/top-10-baltimore-singles-2015-20151223-story.html

2015                “Weekend Lineup”—Lydia Woolever, Baltimore Magazine, http://www.baltimoremagazine.net/2015/9/10/weekend-lineup-september-11-13

2015                “Now Hear This: 4-Play, Natural Velvet, “Female Pervert”, more”, Brandon Weigel, City Paper, http://www.citypaper.com/news/thisweek/bcpnews-now-hear-this-4-play-natural-velvet-female-pervert-more-20150908-photogallery.html

2015                “Music Reviews: September 2015”, Lydia Woolever, Baltimore Magazine, http://www.baltimoremagazine.net/2015/9/3/music-reviews-september-2015

2015                “Natural Velvet: Crash”, Nina Mashurova, Impose Magazine http://www.imposemagazine.com/tv/natural-velvet-crash

2015                “Natural velvet; Fruits”, Brandon Weigel, City Paper, http://www.citypaper.com/blogs/noise/bcpnews-watch-the-video-for-natural-velvets-fruits-20150623-story.html

2015                “Natural Velvet: Fruits”, Ava Myint, Impose Magazine http://www.imposemagazine.com/tv/natural-velvet-fruits

2014                “Top 10 Local Albums of 2014”, Bret McCabe, City Paper, http://www.citypaper.com/special/topten/bcp-top-10-local-albums-20141215-photogallery.html

2014                “Top Picks From This Year’s CMJ Music Marathon”, author unknown, Elmore Magazine, http://www.elmoremagazine.com/2014/10/reviews/shows/top-picks-from-this-years-cmj-music-marathon

2014                “Being and Time: Natural Velvet’s Post-Punk Prodigality”, David Ford, City Paper http://touch.citypaper.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-81280580/

2014                “50 Locals Releases You Should Hear”, Brandon Soderberg, City Paper http://www.citypaper.com/special/bigmusic/bcp-50-local-releases-you-should-hear-20140730-036,0,5825392.photo

2014                Baltimore’s Got Bands podcast, “Episode 5”, with Ian Goldstein, http://www.baltimoresgotbands.com/podcast/episode-5-corynne-ostermann/

2014                “Shame: Natural Velvet”, Nicola Orlandino, Sonofmarketing.it http://www.sonofmarketing.it/shame-natural-velvet/

2014                “Natural Velvet: Baby Dear”, Nina Mashurova, Portalsmusic.com http://www.portalsmusic.com/2014/07/sounds/natural-velvet-baby-dear/

2013                “The Perfect Studio Space in Baltimore? A Journey”, Xavier McNellage, Bmoreart.com, http://bmoreart.com/2013/11/the-perfect-studio-space-in-baltimore-a-journey-by-xavier-mcnellage.html

2013                “Highlights from MICA’s 2013 Senior Thesis Artwalk”, Cara Ober, Bmoreart.com, http://bmoreart.com/2013/05/highlights-from-micas-2013-senior-thesis-artwalk-by-cara-ober.html

 

INTERN EXPERIENCE & OUTSIDE EDUCATION

2016                Vermont Studio Center, Artist in Residence January 2016

                        Worked and maintained a professional studio full-time for the full month of January. This includes all basic studio activities.

2015                Flowerschool of New York, Advanced Wedding Intensive with Robbie Honey, NYC, NY

                        Attended intensive course, built personal flowers, a fully flowered chuppah, cascading bridal bouquet, and over-sized urn arrangement in the English Garden                               Style.

2013                Dennis Farber’s Studio Assistant, Baltimore MD   

                        Assisted the artist with canvas and panel building and preparation, general studio organization, and organizing slides

2012               New York Studio Residency Program (AICAD), Summer 2012

 

ART/CREATIVE CONSULTING

2018               (Upcoming), Art Direction, Creative Consulting, Design, Super City’s “Sanctuary” LP Record, Baltimore, MD

 Working with the band to create visuals that encompass the entire final product of the record, taking into account publicity, branding, and marketing of therecord.

2018               (Upcoming), Art Direction, Co-Direction, Co-Editor, Natural Velvet’s “Gazed Upon” Music Video, Baltimore, MD

Ostermann created a unified aesthetic and concept for the band’s music video that encompassed the entire final product of the video, as well as the album at large, taking into account publicity, branding, and marketing of the record. Working with co-film director Brendan Finnerty, Ostermann directed, Art Directed, and edited this live-performance video, featuring stills from the “Mirror To Make You” Record Release Show as well as studio footage recreating the show. 

2017               Art Direction, Co-Direction (with Flash Frequency & Chris Prosser), Paperhaus’ “Told You What To Say” Music Video, Baltimore MD/Washington D.C./Williamsburg VA

Ostermann created a unified aesthetic and concept for the band’s music video that encompassed the entire final product of the video, as well as the album at large, taking into account publicity, branding, and marketing of the record. Working with co-film directors Flash Frequency & Chris Prosser, Ostermann designed the interior live performance band shots, art directed the video in full, sourced all locations for shooting, provided onsite styling for the band, and provided press release materials for the band’s subsequent publicity tour of the video.

2017               Co-Art Direction (with Elena Debold) & Set Design, Natural Velvet’s “Kristina” Music Video, Baltimore, MD

Ostermann created a unified aesthetic and concept for the band’s music video that encompassed the entire final product of the video, as well as the album at large, taking into account publicity, branding, and marketing of the record. Working with film directors Jeff Rettberg and Elena Debold, Ostermann fabricated and designed the rotating wall set used in this video, as well as sourced all materials and live animals featured therein.

2017               Set Design, Natural Velvet’s “Mirror To Make You” Record Release Show, Ottobar, Baltimore, MD

Working with artist/designer Delaney Cate, Ostermann helped produce a unified set for Natural Velvet’s record release show.

2017               Art Direction & Set Design, Natural Velvet’s “It’s All Mine” Music Video, Baltimore, MD

Ostermann created a unified aesthetic and concept for the band’s music video that encompassed the entire final product of the video, as well as the album at large, taking into account publicity, branding, and marketing of the record. Working with film director David Manigault and editors Jeff Rettberg and Elena Debold, Ostermann sourced & organized twenty performers to be featured in the video, as well as created a set for all the interior shots.

2016               Set Design, Bond Street District’s “Church on Vulcan” Record Release Show, Ottobar, Baltimore, MD.

Credited under “Wonderment Studios”, Ostermann worked with fabricator Adam Farkas to create a church scene within the music venue, replete with altar and a transparent plexiglass faux-painted stained glass.

2015               Art Direction, Natural Velvet’s “Crash!” Music Video, Baltimore, MD

Working with film director Chris LaMartina and Nick Baldwin drag performer Klitorika Browne to create a unified aesthetic and concept for the band’s music video.

2015               Retail Design, Brother’s Music, Baltimore, MD (boutique instrument store)

Worked with the manager and owner of Brother’s Music, Ian Goldstein, to integrate an aesthetic extending to PR materials, digital presence, and physical retail                             space.

2015               Art Direction, Natural Velvet’s “Fruits” Music Video, Baltimore MD

Worked with film director Chris LaMartina to create a unified aesthetic and concept for the band’s music video.