Corynne Ostermann was born in the western suburbs of Chicago. Raised by a musician father and an artist mother, she naturally gravitated towards the arts. She attended Interlochen Center for the Arts during high school summers and fleshed out a painting and drawing portfolio. Now living in Baltimore, Ostermann graduated Summa Cum Laude from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013. She makes paintings, drawings and poems at her studio at Ash Street Studios, a studio group in Hampden cofounded with artist Jonathan Levy. In addition, she creates music with her band Natural Velvet, which she feels is vital to her painting process.