Kate Gakenheimer is a Cambridge, Massachusetts based artist specializing in stained glass. She studied art history with a focus in architecture at Boston University where she received her undergraduate degree in 1996. She then attended the North Bennet Street School where she studied preservation carpentry and received her diploma in 1998.
Kate began her arts career in 1998 at Daniel Maher Stained Glass in Somerville, Massachusetts. Since then she has graduated from apprentice to skilled artisan and designer. She has restored multiple Louis Comfort Tiffany and John LaFarge windows and has worked on the restoration of the Sara Wyman-Witman windows at the historic Trinity Church in Boston. At the studio, Kate has also worked on numerous new work commissions, including triple-hung foyer windows in the former home of Julia Child in Harvard Square.
Kate’s work has been exhibited at the Craft Boston and Crafts and the Castle craft shows. Her work has been featured at L’Attitude Gallery at 218 Newbury St. in Boston, at the Tristan Gallery at 148 Commercial St. in Provincetown, and at Left of Center STYLE in Minneapolis, MN. Kate’s work has also been exhibited at the Nave Gallery in Somerville MA, at the Davis Square Windows Arts Project in Somerville MA, at Fresh Eggs in the South End, Boston, at the Tufts University Art Gallery at the Aidekman Arts Center in Medford MA and at Mohr and MacPherson in Boston.
Her work has been featured in the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, in the Boston Globe arts section and in the Spring 2010 issue of Boston Magazine Home.