Natalie Tranelli  is a community-based artist, educator and photographer by trade. As a Fulbright Scholar, Natalie has worked internationally, collaborating with communities in Brazil, Azerbaijan, Nicaragua and Chad, teaching with National Geographic Photo Camp. She received her MFA in Community Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art where she co-founded the Baltimore United Viewfinders, a youth arts leadership initiative. Natalie is currently the Art Loop Coordinator for The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo and leads the organization’s volunteer and internship programs. In addition she is currently adjunct faculty of Photography at Owens Community College. Outside of the studio she is an avid mountain biker and obsessed gardener. 



The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo | Art Loop Coordinator

Owens Community College | Adjunct Photography Professor

The Art Institute of Michigan-Detroit | Photography Instructor

National Geographic Photo Camp | Teaching Artist

C.R.E.A.T.E. Lab | Satellite Network & Outreach Coordinator

MICA Place | Community Artist & Organizer

Manchester Craftsman's Guild | Teaching Artist


Baltimore United Viewfinders | Co-founder     

Mission: To foster the leadership potential of young people as social entrepreneurs producing multimedia arts for community action and income.


MFA Community Arts | Maryland Institute College of Art

BFA Photography | Pennsylvania State University

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