Kate Gunther | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Kate Gunther

Portrait of Kate Gunther


Adjunct Faculty
MFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
BA, University of Minnesota

Kate Gunther is an artist, illustrator, writer, and theater maker, all elements of a practice centered around storytelling. Utilizing written and visual approaches, and drawing on her background as an actor and theatre maker, Gunther creates narrative work derived from personal experience, history, and fantastical imagination to tell dynamic stories in a two dimensional form. Her current illustrative practice, focused in children’s and YA Literature, is rooted in themes of exploration, science, and nature, encouraging young viewers and readers to engage in the natural world with wonder and curiosity.

Gunther has an MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and a BA in Theatre Arts with a minor in Drawing and Painting from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She has participated in workshops, residencies, and courses at The School of Visual Art(SVA), SmArt School, the North American Cultural Laboratory(NACL), Barn Arts Collective, and The Highlights Foundation. Over the last ten years she has lived and worked in New York as an actor, theatre maker, and freelance illustrator, working in commercials, off-broadway, and the independent theatre scene. She is a current adjunct faculty member in the Illustration and Foundations Departments at MCAD and has worked with the youth and teen summer programming for MCAD’s Continuing Education Department. She is a proud member of Actor’s Equity, as well as Bread Arts Collective, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.