Born in Bogota, Colombia, Katty Huertas received her B.A. in Arts with a Minor in Art History from Florida International University and graduated summa cum laude.
Huertas works in a variety of artistic mediums including painting, sculpture, fiber work, digital drawing, and animation. Her practice focuses mostly on female identity, double standards, and animal rights. In 2013, she launched “Katty’s Handcrafts” selling handmade knitwear and has since been sold in 10 countries and on 4 continents. In 2015, her store was selected as an Etsy Featured Shop.
Her artwork has been featured by LED Baltimore, Society6, Tumblr, Slice Magazine, Behance and Positive Magazine among other print and online publications. Her client list includes companies like Lenny Letter, Playboy, Red Bull Music Academy, The Pool and El Malpensante. In 2018, one of her illustrations was included in “A New Year’s Revolution” calendar from which a portion of the profits was donated to Planned Parenthood.
Huertas also teaches the after-school design program in the Latin American Youth Center, a non-profit that empowers youth in D.C. though art.