Natalie Frank (b. 1980) is an interdisciplinary artist whose oil paintings, gouache and chalk pastels, paper paintings, and ceramics, focus primarily on the intersections of feminism, sexuality and violence. Across media, Frank’s oeuvre highlights the precarious state of women and their bodies throughout history, particularly in relation to erotic literature and fairy tales, but also within contemporary discourse surrounding such themes as sex work. Frank has produced a number of books in recent years, including O (2018), which visualizes tales from the shocking 1954 French erotic novel, Story of O; The Sorcerer’s Apprentice(2017); and Tales of the Brothers Grimm (2015). In May 2021, Princeton University Press published Frank’s fifth book, The Island of Happiness: Tales of Madame d’Aulnoy.