Katherine Stanek is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia where she received several awards in both sculpture and draftsmanship including the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy Fellowship Trust Award for her body of work. Stanek's sculpture is construced in concrete. She has developed her own formulas designed to manipulate the material in a way that works with her personal aesthetic and is uniquely her own. The result is a sculptural image that reflects the energy of the entire process and the changing characteristics of the material.
Her work has been exhibited in many museums, galleries and sculpture gardens and most recently, at the European Museum of Modern Art MEAM, Barcelona Spain. Katherine Stanek is the recipient of the George and Helen Segal Foundation Grant and her work has been featured in several publications including The National Sculpture Society's "Sculpture Review". After traveling to Turkey to share her tools and techniques with an international audience, Stanek is now a sought after instructor for sculpting in concrete and her work is collected internationally.