Katherine Nemanich received the Certificate in Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her B.A. cum laude in plastic and graphic arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Nemanich has two other abiding interests that complement and inform her art. She continues to pursue her study of literature and language by reading and by studying the evolution of language and its written forms and symbols. She also maintains a strong interest in music, having completed extensive studies in music theory and performance. As a result of her love of Renaissance and Baroque music, she built two harpsichords and a clavichord, all replicas of 17th century keyboard instruments. Form and content in Nemanich’s art are often inspired by listening to and performing music and thinking about musical structure and gesture. Nemanich lives and works in Chicago.