Kathryn Kert Green was born in Los Angeles in 1952 and grew up in Beverly Hills. Her mother was a writer of fiction and biography and her father was a cardiologist. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, other non-isms, Ellsworth Kelly’s shapes, and Mid-century and French Modernism influenced her work with internal structure, balance, proportion, hope, optimism, the desire to not necessarily go along with the crowd, questioning, stripping away the nonessential clutter to get to the essence, where the real meaning is.
After studying Russian and East European Studies at the University of Michigan, she earned a M.A. in Secondary Education program at Stanford University. After teaching and a contented motherhood, Kathryn took up her drawings she makes in her home studio today.