With a background in microbiology and biochemistry, Santibañez utilizes both qualitative and quantitative observation in the construction of works that investigate the systems, colors and forms of organic geometry. Greatly inspired by a residency at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and time spent at the American Academy in Rome, the artist’s current body of work is an inquiry into the application of classical theories, such as "Sacred Geometry", in the visual arts and sciences throughout western civilization.

Katia Santibañez was born in Paris, France in 1964 and received her degree in 1990 at the Ecole Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris. Solo exhibitions include Morgan Lehman Gallery (New York, NY), Texas Gallery (Houston, TX), Jancar Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), IMC Lab (New York, NY), and group shows at Pace Prints (New York, NY), and Jeff Bailey Gallery (New York, NY). Her paintings, drawings, and prints are in numerous public and private collections. Santibañez lives and works in New York City and in the Berkshires. She is represented by DC Moore Gallery in NYC.