Born in 1968 in Stanford, CA, Nina Katchadourian earned a B.A. in Visual Arts and Literature and Society from Brown University, Providence, RI, in 1989. She earned her M.A. in Fine Arts in 1993 from the University of California, San Diego, CA. Katchadourian has been awarded numerous grants including the Art Matters Grant (1994) and Konstsamfundet Artists Grant, Helsinki, Finland (1998).
Katchadourian has shown throughout the United States and internationally, including exhibitions at the San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Natural History, and San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, CA; Akron Museum of Art, OH; Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Islip Art Museum, NY; Fabric Workshop and Museum and the University of the Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA; The Museum of Textiles, Toronto, Canada; Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia; Serpentine Gallery, London, England; Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, and the Lahden Biennale, Lahit, Finland; Borás Konstmuseum and Norrtälje Konsthall, Sweden.
The artist currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.