Landing a job with the park service in Glacier Bay right out of art school, Katie has called Southeast Alaska home ever since. After working several years as a backcountry ranger, including a summer on the Chilkoot Trail, Katie and her husband built their home in Haines and are now owners of Sockeye Cycle Co., a bike shop and touring company with locations in Haines and Skagway.
Working primarily with found materials and scrap metal, Katie’s art investigates connections between the human and non-human world in an effort to communicate the reality of the climate crisis. Her art and writing has been featured in several regional and international publications including Alaska Women Speak, Center for Humans and Nature, Dark Mountain, and Iceview, an Icelandic art journal. Katie has received support from Alaska Humanities Forum, Alaska State Council on the Arts, and a Connie Boochever Artist Fellowship. When she’s not making art, you can find her with her nose in a book or wandering along a ridgeline or shoreline. Visit www.katieionecraney.com