Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Katherine attended the University of Minnesota for her BFA in Native American Studies, double minoring in Women's Studies and Cultural Psychology. She received her MFA from California Institute of Arts, studying abroad Curatorial Studies at La Cinémathèque Française, Paris, France. While in Paris, she was Artist-In-Residence with RE:VOIR, an Experimental film collective. Following graduation, she was Artist-In-Residence at Track House, Olympia, WA, co-creating an immersive installation performance with original film, sound and set design. In Los Angeles, Katherine worked art department on multiple music videos, feature films and television shows.
Katherine's work includes 16 mm film, video, performance, painting and installation, with her most recent practice focusing on mixed media Process Art. Having taught studio art workshops at the Detroit Institute of Arts, she is currently the Youth Fiber Arts & Public Art Installation Instructor with New Mexico Fiber Arts Center.
Alongside art-making, Katherine has sustainably farmed across the rural U.S in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington, California and New Mexico and created numerous urban gardens in Minneapolis, New York and Los Angeles. In 2018, she worked alongside Moving Arts Española to create a public art weaving installation and heirloom native garden on the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo.
In 2020, Katherine's been selected a recipient of The Andy Warhol Foundation for The Visual Arts/ Fulcrum Fund grant as well as a Foundation for Contemporary Arts COVID-19 Artist Fund Grant.
She has exhibited nationally, including REDCAT and MOCA-Geffen Contemporary- Los Angeles, CA, with upcoming 2020 solo and group exhibitions. She currently resides in northern New Mexico.
Photo credit: Peter Monro. Mural Artist: Thomas Christopher Haag