Katie (Beatta Hovden) Wolff is currently pursuing her MFA in Printmedia at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). She graduated with a BFA in Studio Art from Black Hills State University in 2020. Her studio practice is multidisciplinary, including painting, printmaking, drawing, and encaustic. With an understanding of art making as question asking, Katie uses art to confront the uncomfortable intersections of competing intellectual, spiritual, and emotional convictions. Within her work is a foundation of dynamic research rooted in feminist theory, existentialism, and postmodernism. The temporal materiality of the body, the personal stories chambered within the body, and the gender politics of our time all hold conceptual space in her work.


2021-2023 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Printmedia MFA Candidate 2023

2015-2020 Black Hills State University, BFA in Studio Art 2020


2020-21 Rapid City Arts Council (RCAC), Education Coordinator 

2020-21 RCAC Emerging Visual Artist Curator

2020-21 RCAC Exhibits Committee 


2021 | Dahl Arts Center | Rapid City SD | BHSU Senior BFA Exhibition

2020 | Dahl Arts Center | Rapid City, SD | The Goods

2020 | Campbell County Library | Gillette, WY | Artist of the Month 

2020 | Spearfish Creek Wine Bar | Spearfish, SD | Solo Show

2019 | Matthews Opera House Gallery | Spearfish, SD | Community Show 

2019 | Ruddell Gallery | Spearfish, SD | Student Juried Exhibition 

2019 | Blackbird Gallery | Spearfish, SD | Juried Show, Transition 

2018 | Ruddell Gallery | Spearfish, SD | Remix of the Local 

2018 | Ruddell Gallery | Spearfish, SD | Student Juried Exhibition