Born in Leningrad on 30 May 1965.
Takes up painting and drawing in a children’s art school under Sergei Daniel.
In 1985, enters the Vera Mukhina Higher School of Art and Industrial Design (now the Stieglitz Academy of Art and Design, St Petersburg) in Leningrad.
Studies painting in the studios of Alexander Zaitsev and Stanislav Mosevich.
Beginning in 1989, Zemlyanaya actively contributes to all exhibitions of the Parallel group.
Starting in 2014, organises and curates large-scale art projects, exhibitions and festivals.
In 2018, awarded the Master’s Hat at the Master Class International Art Festival for continuing and advancing the traditions of St Petersburg structuralism.
Member of the Free Culture Fellowship since 1991.
Member of the International Federation of Artists since 2015.
Member of the Union of Artists of Russia since 2017.
Holds 18 solo exhibitions from 1992 to 2023.
Natalia Zemlyanaya’s works can be found in the collections of the State Russian Museum (St Petersburg), the Pskov and Izborsk Integrated Museum-Reserve, the Murmansk Regional Art Museum, the Academic Library of the State Russian Museum (St Petersburg), the Book Graphics Library of the Mikhail Lermontov Library System (St Petersburg), the Academic Library of the State Hermitage (St Petersburg), the Museum of 20th–21st Century Art of St Petersburg (St Petersburg) and the Stepan Erzia Mordovia Republic Museum of Fine Arts (Saransk), as well as in private collections in Russia, Germany, Norway, Australia, Switzerland, France, Canada and the USA.