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 in the Art Department on multiple music videos, feature films and television shows.
Katherine's most recent practice focuses on process-based art. In April 2020, Katherine was selected as a recipient of both a Andy Warhol Foundation for The Visual Arts/ Fulcrum Fund Grant as well as a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency COVID-19 Fund Grant. She has exhibited nationally, including REDCAT and MOCA-Geffen Contemporary- Los Angeles, CA, with upcoming 2021 solo and group exhibitions, both within the USA and internationally.
Alongside art-making, Katherine has sustainably farmed in France as well as across the rural USA and created numerous urban gardens in Minneapolis, New York and Los Angeles. In 2018, she worked alongside Moving Arts in Española, New Mexico, to create a public art weaving installation and heirloom native 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 acts as a Fiber Arts & Visual Arts Instructor with multiple arts organizations.
Mural Artist: Thomas Christopher Haag