Katherine Vernon (she/her) graduated summa cum laude from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Photography. Her K-12 homeschool education allowed for her the freedom to pursue any and all artistic endeavors. From photography to sculpture to painting and mixed-media installations, Katherine has developed an “anti-disciplinary” mindset, where ideas come before materials. Inspired by artists, activists, and personal life experiences, she utilizes art-making as a process of self-expression. Her goal is to instill the belief that anyone is capable of creating anything they set their mind to.