Katherine Pulido was born in San Francisco to a Japanese-American mother and a Mexican father. Growing up she gravitated towards art and creative writing and received a B.A. in English from U.C. Berkeley. After a number of years working in various industries, she found her interest in letterpress printing and book structures demanded she pursue an advanced degree in book arts. She attended the University of the Arts where she developed fantastical and humorous illustrations and investigated the complex relationship between text and image. Her non-traditional narratives center on the humor and emotional complexity of loss, combat, and, more generally, human interaction. Katherine interned with Peter Kruty Editions in Brooklyn where she focused on bookbinding, and at the Borowsky Center for Publication Arts in Philadelphia where she learned how offset lithography, a traditionally commercial process, can be utilized to produce artist books. She currently resides in San Francisco.
San Francisco Bay Area