Katrina Schmidt-Rinke was born in Montreal, Canada, in 1976 and now resides in Savannah, Georgia. She received B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Schmidt-Rinke is a self-employed artist and has exhibited her work across the country, including Gallery 10 in Hilton Head, South Carolina, Red Wolf Gallery in Brevard, North Carolina, P.H. Miller Gallery in Woodbury, Connecticut, and Red Gallery in Savannah.