Katie Rearick received her BFA with an emphasis in Metal/Jewelry from Western Michigan University in 2008, and her MFA from SUNY New Paltz in 2012. Supplemental to her formal education, she has studied at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Penland School of Crafts.
Her work ranges from small-scale body adornment to large sculptural installations that utilize personal narrative as a starting point. Katie’s work was included in the publications 500 Gemstone Jewels and 500 Enameled Objects. Notable exhibitions include: Staring : in HINDSIGHT at The International Design Museum in Munich, Germany, the College Art Association NY Area MFA Exhibition at Hunter College, New York, Fresh: Metalsmith Exhibition in Print at the National Ornamental Metal Museum and Allegheny Metals Club Exhibition at the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh.
Previously, Katie has taught at SUNY New Paltz and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Currently, she is a faculty member at Waynesburg University.
Having founded the Allegheny Metals Club in 2015, Katie is actively engaged in the Pittsburgh metals community and currently teaches workshops at the Society for Contemporary Craft. She also maintains a home studio in the Stanton Heights neighborhood of Pittsburgh.