Email: katenartker (at) gmail (dot) com

Instagram: @knart


2020    Fiber 2020, Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT

            Experimental Fashion and Fiber, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

2019    Scratch the Surface, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA

            If you have ghosts, Alabama Contemporary, Mobile, AL

            Beyond the Warp and the Weft, Ruth's Table, San Francisco, CA

2017    New Threads, Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, CA
            Fort Nights 2017, A Phenomenon, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

2016    Lines that Tie, Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, CA
            Among Echoes, Peephole Cinema, San Francisco, CA
            Making Our Mark, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

2015    Stop Over, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
            fiberSHED, Marin Community Foundation, Marin, CA

2014    Tease it Out, Redux, Charleston, SC

2013    The Wheelhouse, devening projects + editions, Chicago, IL
            IRL, Alter Space, San Francisco, CA
            LIFT Series, The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX
            Three person Exhibition with Zachary Royer Scholz and Phillip Hua, SFSU, San Francisco, CA
            Punch Card II, Arena1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
            Remembering is Everything, Alter Space, San Francisco, CA

2012    Punch Gallery 2012 Juried Exhibition, Seattle, WA
            Introductions, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
            re:Told, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
            Stop & Go Show, Amsterdam, NL, Berlin, DE, Pula, HR, Zagreb, HR
            4x4, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
            MFA Now, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

2011    Shot Through, Hordaland Art Center, Bergen Norway
            In Motion, College Avenue Galleries, Oakland, CA
            Proof, Southern Exposure Annual Juried Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
            Frontrunners: Exhibition for the Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
            Aire Biennial, Museo Diego-Anahuacalli, Mexico City, Mexico
            Dying Salon, North/South Galleries, CCA, Oakland, CA
            Craft Forward, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2010    HELLO, North/South Galleries, CCA, Oakland, CA
            International TECHstyle Art Biennial, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA
            Innovations in Contemporary Crafts, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
            Textiles in 3D, Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Oakland, CA
           Again and Again and Again: Repeat Pattern Now and Then, SFSU, San Francisco,CA 
           20th Annual Juried Stillwell Exhibition, San Francisco, CA


Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2019 - Present

Assistant Professor of Textile Design in TATM department in Wilson Collge of Textiles

Lecturer, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, 2012 - 2019

Teach fiber and material studies undergraduate courses in SFSU's School of Art


2012   MFA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2007   Certificate in Pattern Making, Apparel Arts, San Francisco, CA
2002   BA, Comparative Studies, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2001   Certificate Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL



2014   Lia Cook Residency, California College of the Arts
2012   Juror's Choice Award, Punch Gallery, Juror: Scott Lawrimore
           Toby Devan Lewis Shortlist
2011   Design Sponge Scholarship Finalist
           Creative Promise Award, Surface Design Association 
           Phelan, Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship
           Northwest Area Arts Council Fiber and Textiles Arts Scholarship
           AAUW Women's Career Development Grant
2010   Charlene Burningham Scholarship, Split Rock Arts Program
2009   Penland School of Crafts Work-Study Scholarship

Digital Weaving Norway, What’s On Your Loom: Kate Nartker (November 2015)
Art Mag, Review: Tease It Out by Katey Crews and Kate Nartker (August 2014)
San Francisco Arts Quarterly, Kate Nartker: Artist Profile, Ashley Stull (May 2013)
Beautiful Decay, Kate Nartker’s Fictional Animations, Larissa Greer (April 2013)
SF Bay Guardian, Framing Devices, Matt Fisher (January 2013)
Art Practical, Review of Remembering is Everything, Joshua Kim (January 2013)
Surface Design Journal, Scholarship Recipient Profile (October 2012)
Introductions, Root Division, Amy Cancelmo (September 2012)
re:Told, Root Division, Amy Cancelmo (July 2012)
Composite Arts Magazine, No. 8 Aberration (Spring 2012)
KQED Arts, Highlights from 2012 MFA Exhibition, Carmen Winant (May 2012)
Art Practical, Review on 4x4, Michael Rothfeld (May 2012)
Students That Make, Interview (February 2012)           
Hordaland Kunstsenter, Shot Through- Textiles and Photography by Glenn Adamson (January 2012)

Writing / Publications



“Informed Source: Gabriel Pionkowski”, Surface Design Journal, Spring 2015 issue.
“Dynamic Latin American Duos”, Surface Design Journal, co-authored with Victor De La Rosa, Fall 2013 issue.