Working as a landscape architecture and garden photographer, Katie combines her passion for art and design with her interest in the intersections between the built and natural environments. Having earned graduate degrees in photography and landscape architecture, Katie is facile with the tools of both and finds that one informs the other. Growing up in the land of ten thousand lakes led to an early immersion into urban, agricultural, prairie, forest and wetland landscapes, and she credits this diversity of surroundings with her interest in looking at the environment with a critical eye. After studying art and biology in college, Katie spent a few years working internationally as a commercial and editorial photographer's assistant and producer which fostered an awareness for the many relationships embedded within our collective landscape - and graduate school allowed her to explore landscape and visual studies formally. She is drawn to photography and video as media that can not only document, but engage a broad audience, provoke conversation and often reveal much beyond the surface. Aside from image-making, Katie can often be found engaging with the landscape in other ways - digging around in her garden, enjoying artful culinary feasts with friends, paddling on the Pacific or running through the endless trails of northern California. After all, there is a lot of landscape left to be seen and experienced!
A+T Architecture Publishers, Cambridge University Press, Chez Panisse Foundation, EDAW | AECOM, The Edible School Yard, Green Technology Magazine, Guardian News & Media, HOOD Design, Mcgraw-Hill, Organic Gardening Magazine, Rowland Reading Foundation, Rodale Inc., Shadley Associates, Wallace Roberts & Todd
Ongoing | Geraldine Knight Scott Grant utilizing photography to study Waterfront Design & Public Space internationally
Selected Participant | Public Art and Memorial Design Charrette | Vajont, Italy
Selected Participant | Les Ateliers De Cergy-Pontoise | Design Workshop | Paris, France
Fellowship to study Post Industrial Landscapes of Paris and the Ruhrgebeit, Germany