Born in 1991 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kurtzman holds an MFA from the University of Arkansas School of Art and a BFA in printmaking from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Her work centers around free association action mark making, process art, drawing and printmaking. Kurtzman's work has been exhibited in galleries across the US and abroad. She has most recently been a 2018 artist in residence at the Open Wabi artist residency in Ohio. She is currently an instructor of studio art at Arkansas Tech University.