Kate Fisher received a BA in Art History and a BA in Studio Art from St. Olaf College. She completed her MFA at the University of North Texas. Prior to her arrival in Minnesota in 2008, Fisher worked for Lawrence University and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Her work has been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. Fisher has traveled to China, Europe and South America to enrich her artistic studies. Kate is currently the Studio Art Technician for the Department of Art and Art History at St. Olaf College where she has also taught intermittently as a Visiting Assistant Professor. She is the faculty/staff advisor for the Ron Gallas Cup Library, an educational cup-lending program for the St. Olaf College community.

Along with her studio practice, Fisher is deeply invested in a project investigating how women have gracefully tackled the lively experiment that is being both artist and mother. Over the past few years she has been surveying, interviewing and documenting a cross section of ceramic artists who are also mothers. In an effort to examine how children, or the circumstances of their lives as they include them, change and impact the work that these artists choose to make and/or how they make it. To find out more please visit the project’s website at www.bothartistandmother.com.