Kate Nartker was born in Napoleon, Ohio in 1979, and received her MFA from the California College of the Arts. Her work involves the use of digital tools and cinematic methods to introduce elements of time and movement to textile works. She received a Phelan, Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship from The San Francisco Foundation, as well as the Arts Award from the Northwest Area Arts Council. Kate has exhibited throughout the Bay Area and internationally in Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, and Germany. She currently lives in San Francisco and teaches at San Francisco State University.