Katie Staib is an international sculptor, painter, designer, and the Resident Teaching Artist and Director of Education at the MAC, Northwest Museum of Arts + Culture. Katie is a former Spokane Art School instructor who spent 5 years living and working abroad. She was the Coordinator of International Art and English in Shishikui, Shikoku Japan. She taught art in California, Japan, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua.
Katie’s mural work gave a new face to a small two story school for impoverished children in Granada, Nicaragua. Later, Katie returned to Nicaragua for another large scale, mural project for the Building New Hope Organization, and to coordinate the non-Spanish speaking volunteers who assisted in the endeavor.
Katie’s work is as diverse as the countries she lived and visited. Her work ranges from substantial international community mural projects to detailed sculptures. Only her interest in travel rivals her passion for art. Katie studied art under Ernest Welke and Bill Riley at Saddleback College in California, attaining her degree of Associate in Arts with a strong concentration on ceramic sculpture and bronze casting. She went on to study business, receiving her Bachelor of Arts from Whitworth University in Washington. Subsequent to that, Katie refined her mastery of figurative sculpture with direction from Edward Eyth, accomplished and internationally recognized sculptor and director of Richard MacDonald’s workshops. Katie continues to collaborate with artists from other regions. Her work has been exhibited in various countries and venues.