Katherine Nestved

Arts Coordinator
City of Santa Clarita

Born and raised in California, Katherine completed her Bachelors of Fine Arts from California State University, Bakersfield and received her Masters of Fine Art from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Currently Katherine works as the Arts Coordinator for the City of Santa Clarita located in Los Angeles County. Her current position consist of managing public and civic art projects which includes the Civic Art Policy that allocates 1% of eligible capital improvement project costs for civic art projects. Katherine is also a conceptual artist know as Miss Art World and has performed throughout the county including Art Basel Miami. Her artwork deals with unrealistic display of the “perfected” physical form and the disturbing and obsessive struggle to obtain it. Awards she has received include an Arts Star for Best Young Artist by the Ventura County Arts Council, Business Champion Award from the Oxnard Union School District and Miss New York World. Katherine also co-hosts the Art World Podcast. Professionally, Katherine was the Gallery Director at Studio Channel Islands Art Center for five years and held a positions at Gagosian Gallery, Pratt Institute, MOKA Gallery and the Todd Madigan Gallery.