Katherine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous American Studies from the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis/St. Paul. During her studies, she was mentored by Anishinaabe Educator/Activist and Vice-Presidential candidate Winona LaDuke. Katherine double minored in Women's and Gender Studies and Cultural/Social Psychology.

After completing her undergraduate degree, Katherine earned her Master of Fine Arts in Experimental Film/Video from the California Institute of Arts. While on exchange at La Cinémathèque Française in Paris, France, Katherine studied Curatorial and Archival Film Studies.

In 2020, Katherine received grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation for The Visual Arts/Fulcrum Fund and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. In 2023, The Robert Rauschenberg and the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) selected her for a Rauschenberg Emergency Grant. Additionally, in 2023, Katherine received the Santa Fe Community Foundation Artist Grant. G2 Gallery represents Katherine, and her artwork has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across the United States and internationally.

Katherine extended her creativity outside her studio by working in the art department for Los Angeles production studios, where she was involved in creating visual elements for feature films, music videos, and television. Her roles included prop designer, prop fabricator, and set builder/designer.

Additionally, she has shared her creativity through socially engaged art practices within her communities. For over 15 years, she spearheaded the creation of multiple site-specific land art installations and urban gardens in New York and Los Angeles for schools, businesses, and estates. In 2018, Katherine collaborated with Moving Arts Española in New Mexico to create a public art weaving installation and heirloom seed garden on Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo lands. Following her appointment as Community Arts (Studio Arts Division) Advisor at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Katherine now devotes her time solely to her studio practice.