Katie Merz received a Bachelor of Arts of Degree from the Cooper Union School of Art in 1984. Upon graduation, she maintained her drawing and painting practice and soon began her own decorative painting business. Professor Merz has maintained a diverse range of line drawing and painting throughout the years. She has worked with clothing designers, architects, literary journals and interior designers, using her original style in a variety of ways. She has been a resident of the Judd Foundation in Marfa, Texas as well as a six-time artist resident at the MacDowell Colony. Professor Merz is currently working on staging a mobile art gallery with Rabbit Moving Company in New York City as well as collaborating on a graphic depiction of Plutarch’s Poems with writer John D’Agata.