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 stained glass career in 1998 at Daniel Maher Stained Glass in Somerville, Massachusetts. Since then she has graduated from apprentice to skilled artisan and designer. While working at Daniel Maher Stained Glass she worked on the restoration of multiple Louis Comfort Tiffany and John LaFarge windows and the Sara Wyman-Witman windows at the historic Trinity Church in Boston. At the studio, Kate also worked on numerous new work commissions, including triple-hung foyer windows in the former home of Julia Child in Harvard Square.

Kate exhibits her stained glass annually at the Cambridge Open Studios at her home studio. She has participated in two annual craft shows in Boston; Craft Boston at the World Trade Center and Craft Boston Holiday at the Cyclorama. Her work has been featured at The Society of Arts and Crafts gallery and at L’Attitude Gallery both on Newbury Street in Boston, at the Tristan Gallery in Provincetown, and at Left of Center STYLE in Minneapolis, MN. Kate’s work has also been exhibited in Massachusetts at the Nave Gallery in Somerville, at the Davis Square Windows Arts Project in Somerville, at Fresh Eggs in the South End, Boston, at the Tufts University Art Gallery at the Aidekman Arts Center in Medford, at Mohr and MacPherson in Boston and at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton.

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.