Born in Milwaukee, WI, Katherine attended the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis/St. Paul for her BFA in Indigenous American Studies, studying under the mentorship of Anishinaabe Activist/ Educator Winona LaDuke, double minoring in Women's Studies and Cultural Psychology.

She received her MFA in Film/Video from California Institute of Arts, studying Curatorial and Archival Studies on exchange at La Cinémathèque Française, Paris, France. Following graduation in Los Angeles, Katherine worked in the Art Department on music videos, feature films, and television shows creating original art props and set design.

In 2023, Katherine was selected by The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) for a Rauschenberg Emergency Grant. In 2020, Katherine was a recipient of both an Andy Warhol Foundation for The Visual Arts/ Fulcrum Fund Grant as well as a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions within the United States and abroad.

Alongside art-making, Katherine has created numerous urban gardens in New York and Los Angeles for schools, businesses, and estates, as well as worked on rural organic farms across the United States for over 15 years. In 2018, she worked alongside Moving Arts Española, New Mexico, to create a public art weaving installation and heirloom seed garden on Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo lands.

Having taught Studio Art Workshops at the Detroit Institute of Arts, she is currently located in northern New Mexico and is devoting time solely to her studio practice. Katherine received the Santa Fe Community Foundation Artist Grant in 2023 and is represented by G2 Gallery in Santa Fe.