Katherine Rutecki graduated from Alfred University in New York with a BFA majoring in Sculpture. She has been involved in several international group exhibitions, taking place at venues such as the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Ebeltoft Glass Museum in Denmark. Rutecki has work in public collections in New Zealand and internationally, and has also taught widely.
Rutecki works together with partner and glass artist Luke Jacomb, from their glass studio in Auckland. Alongside Rutecki's own body of work, she also makes work in collaboration with Jacomb, in particular lending her glass casting skills as well as her expertise in design and concept.