Katrina K
Painter, Graffiti Writer, Teacher
Involved with Intermedia Arts since: 2005
As an artist and educator, Katrina plants her feet firmly in radical politics, street art and hip-hop. Her artistic inspiration is pulled from every corner of the world, and can be seen in her multifaceted murals and recycled creations. Through her work, Katrina is crossing boundaries and challenging expectations, creating opportunities for, and community among female graffiti artists in the twin cities.

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Katrina Knutson was born in South Minneapolis and raised on working class ethics, radical politics, street art and hip-hop. Since then, she has lived everywhere from Mexico City to Toronto studying art and looking for inspiration under bridges, on the streets, and in galleries across North America. But no matter how far she travels, Minneapolis will always be home.

At Minneapolis’ Interact Visual and Performing Arts Center, Katrina works with disabled adult artists as a painting and drawing instructor. She is a member of Younity, a New York based urban women's art collective, and has taught art workshops and classes to youth across the twin cities at Intermedia Arts, The Walker, The Loft, El Colegio, Loring Nicollet, Uptown Academy, Bloomington Public Schools, Dakota County Library, and more.

Katrina is a founding member of Riot Design, a collective of painters, designers, photographers, and emcees, with artists in Toronto, San Francisco, London, Mexico City, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis. She is an active muralist and works on her own feminist/urban indoor art, especially during the long cold winters. She is the graffiti curator for Intermedia Arts’ festival, B-Girl Be: A Celebration of Women in Hip-hop, the first festival of its kind worldwide.

The connection between social justice, creating, teaching, learning and sharing is central to the way Katrina lives her life and what she hopes to accomplish in her work.