Katherine attended the University of Minnesota for her BFA in Indigenous American Studies, studying under the mentorship of Ojibwe Activist/ Educator Winona LaDuke, 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. Following graduation in Los Angeles, Katherine worked in the Art Department on multiple music videos, feature films and television shows creating original art props and set design.
In 2020, Katherine was selected as a recipient of both an 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 solo and group work nationally, including at REDCAT and MOCA-Geffen Contemporary-Los Angeles, CA, with upcoming solo exhibitions in 2021, both within the USA and internationally.
Alongside art-making, Katherine has created numerous urban gardens in Minneapolis, New York and Los Angeles for schools, business and celebrity estates. 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.
Mural Artist: Thomas Christopher Haag